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Also Known As: Joe Mazzello, Joseph Francis Mazzello Iii Died:
Born: September 21, 1983 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Rhinebeck, New York, USA Profession: actor

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Growing up in the shadow of New York City, Joseph Mazzello got into acting at a young age, making his first appearance at the age of 7 in the Harrison Ford-starring "Presumed Innocent" (1990). He followed that up with a succession of films featuring directing and acting legends, most prominently as one of the children from Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" (1993). He also worked with Richard Donner in "Radio Flyer" (1992), Anthony Hopkins in "Shadowlands" (1993), and Meryl Streep in "The River Wild" (1994). He returned to Jurassic Park for a brief appearance in "The Lost World" (1997), but then slowed down his burgeoning acting career by going to University of Southern California to study film. After graduation and some time exploring writing and directing, his next big role was the lead in the Spielberg-produced World War II miniseries "The Pacific" (HBO 2010). The same year, he also had a major role in the acclaimed David Fincher film "The Social Network" (2010) as Dustin Moskovitz. Over the next few years, Mazzello was active across a number of projects, including appearances in "Justified" (FX 2010-15), "Person of Interest" (CBS 2011-16), and "Elementary" (CBS 2012- ) as well as a role in "G.I....

Growing up in the shadow of New York City, Joseph Mazzello got into acting at a young age, making his first appearance at the age of 7 in the Harrison Ford-starring "Presumed Innocent" (1990). He followed that up with a succession of films featuring directing and acting legends, most prominently as one of the children from Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" (1993). He also worked with Richard Donner in "Radio Flyer" (1992), Anthony Hopkins in "Shadowlands" (1993), and Meryl Streep in "The River Wild" (1994). He returned to Jurassic Park for a brief appearance in "The Lost World" (1997), but then slowed down his burgeoning acting career by going to University of Southern California to study film. After graduation and some time exploring writing and directing, his next big role was the lead in the Spielberg-produced World War II miniseries "The Pacific" (HBO 2010). The same year, he also had a major role in the acclaimed David Fincher film "The Social Network" (2010) as Dustin Moskovitz. Over the next few years, Mazzello was active across a number of projects, including appearances in "Justified" (FX 2010-15), "Person of Interest" (CBS 2011-16), and "Elementary" (CBS 2012- ) as well as a role in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013). He portrayed Queen's bassist John Deacon in the Rami Malek-starring biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" (2018).

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DIRECTOR:

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  Undrafted (2016)

CAST: (feature film)

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 Undrafted (2016)
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 Dear Sidewalk (2013)
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 Raising Helen (2004) Prom Date Peter
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 Simon Birch (1998) Joe Wenteworth
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 Star Kid (1997) Spencer Griffith
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1994:
Cast as Meryl Streep's son in "The River Wild"
1992:
Cast in NBC movie "Desperate Choices: To Save My Child" (credited as Joe Mazzello)
2004:
Landed small role in "Raising Helen"
1993:
Played Debra Winger's son in "Shadowlands"
1997:
Made cameo in "Jurassic Park: The Lost World"
1995:
Played a youth afflicted with AIDS in "The Cure"
2010:
Portrayed Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz in "The Social Network," directed by David Fincher
2012:
Apppeared in A&E miniseries "Coma"
2013:
Joined cast of action sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" as Mouse
2013:
Had a recurring guest role on "Justified"
2014:
Appeared in a recurring role on "Person of Interest"
2010:
Starred in HBO miniseries "The Pacific"
1990:
Made film debut in "Presumed Innocent"
2006:
Made writing directorial debut with short film "Matters of Life and Death"; also executive produced and co-starred
1993:
Landed breakout role as Tim in "Jurassic Park"
1998:
Played title character's best friend in "Simon Birch," loosely based on John Irving's <i>A Prayer for Owen Meany</i>
1992:
First feature lead, "Radio Flyer"
1990:
Made acting debut in ABC docudrama "Unspeakable Acts"
2018:
Played Queen bass-guitarist John Deacon in "Bohemian Rhapsody"
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Education

Our Lady of Lourdes High School: Poughkeepsie, New York -
University of Southern California: Los Angeles, California - 2001

Notes

"Joseph's talent for performing became evident at a very early age, notes his mother, Ginnie, who says that `by the time he was 5, he had memorized all the Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals.'" --From "Radio Flyer" Press Kit

"`Joey is complex and sensitive,' says ("Radio Flyer") producer Lauren Shuler-Donner. `He has a depth that's incredible for someone his age--and one of the most expressive faces I've seen on anyone of any age.'" --From "Radio Flyer" Press Kit

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mother:
Ginny Mazzello. Owns and operates a dance studio JG Dance in Hyde Park. New York.
father:
Joseph Mazzello Jr. Owns and operates a dance studio JG Dance in Hyde Park, New York.
sister:
Mary Mazzello. Actor. Born c. 1982.
brother:
John Mazzello. Actor. Born c. 1987.
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