Joseph Mazzello

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Joseph Mazzello
Joseph Mazzello 2010 (cropped).jpg
BornJoseph Francis Mazzello III
(1983-09-21) September 21, 1983 (age 30)
Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Other namesJoe Mazzello
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present
Website
www.josephmazzello.com
 
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Joseph Mazzello
Joseph Mazzello 2010 (cropped).jpg
BornJoseph Francis Mazzello III
(1983-09-21) September 21, 1983 (age 30)
Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Other namesJoe Mazzello
OccupationActor
Years active1990–present
Website
www.josephmazzello.com

Joseph Francis Mazzello III (born September 21, 1983) is an American actor, known for his roles as Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park, Eugene Sledge in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, and Dustin Moskovitz in The Social Network.

Early life[edit]

Mazzello was born in Rhinebeck, New York, and raised in Hyde Park, New York, the son of Virginia (née Strong) and Joseph Mazzello, Jr., who owned a performing arts school.[1][2] He has one older sister, Mary Mazzello, and a younger brother, John Mazzello, who have both appeared in films. He is of three eighths Italian, as well as Polish, Irish, and German, descent.[3] Mazzello went to Catholic school Our Lady of Lourdes.[4] He is an alumnus of the University of Southern California, entering the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2001 following a recommendation letter of director Steven Spielberg.[5] Mazzello paid for the course with his salary for a small appearance in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), something the actor jokingly referred as "my graduation present from Spielberg".[6]

Career[edit]

Mazzello's most notable roles were as Douglas Gresham in Shadowlands and Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park, both in 1993, Dexter in the 1995 film The Cure, and "Sledgehammer" Eugene Sledge in the HBO miniseries The Pacific. In 2010, Mazzello played Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook in the David Fincher-directed film The Social Network.

Mazzello's directorial debut was made with the film Matters of Life and Death in which he also stars; the cast includes David Strathairn (with whom he has worked in The Sensation of Sight, The River Wild, and Simon Birch), Daniel Gillies and Rachael Leigh Cook.

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Unspeakable ActsJason HarrisonTelevision film
1990Presumed InnocentWendell McGaffney
1992Radio FlyerBobbyNominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor Under 10 in a Motion Picture
1992Jersey GirlJason
1992Desperate Choices: To Save My ChildWilly RobbinsTelevision film
Nominated—Best Young Actor Under 10 in a Television Movie
1993Jurassic ParkTim MurphyYoung Artist Award for Best Youth Actor Co-Starring in a Motion Picture: Drama
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
1993ShadowlandsDouglas Gresham
1994River Wild, TheThe River WildRoarke Hartman
1995High Lonesome: A Father for CharlieCharlieTelevision film
1995Cure, TheThe CureDexterNominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Leading Actor: Feature Film
1995Three WishesTom Holman
1997Lost World: Jurassic Park, TheThe Lost World: Jurassic ParkTim Murphy
1997Star KidSpencer Griffith
1998Simon BirchJoe Wenteworth
2001Wooly BoysCharles
2004Raising HelenProm date Peter
2004Hollow, TheThe HollowScott
2006Sensation of Sight, TheThe Sensation of SightTripp
2007Matters of Life and DeathDavid JenningsShort film
2009Beyond All BoundariesEugene B. SledgeShort film
2010Social Network, TheThe Social NetworkDustin MoskovitzHollywood Film Festival Award for Best Cast
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2011AllisonJoeShort film
2011First KissDerekShort film
2013G.I. Joe: RetaliationMouse
2014Dear SidewalkGardnerCompleted
2014UndraftedPost-production
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002ProvidenceTony2 episodes
2003CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationJustin LamondEpisode: "One Hit Wonder"
2004Without a TraceSean StanleyEpisode: "Legacy"
2010Pacific, TheThe PacificEugene SledgeMiniseries; 9 episodes
2011GeorgetownPeter BrooksUnsold ABC pilot
2012ComaGeoffrey FairweatherMiniseries; 2 episodes
2013JustifiedBilly St. Cyr3 episodes
2014Person of InterestDaniel CaseyEpisode: "RAM"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Mazzello Film Reference biography
  2. ^ "ISSUU - 2-9_HudsonValleyNews by Hudson Valley News". issuu.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Joseph Mazzello - Biography - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved 2014-04-05. 
  4. ^ Robert Rorke (May 2, 2010). "Spielberg's Protégé". New York Post. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  5. ^ Jurassic Park Kids: Where Are They Now?
  6. ^ "Return to Jurassic Park: Finding The Lost World", The Lost World: Jurassic Park Blu-Ray (2011)

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