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Known Credits: 21

Birthday: 1983-09-21

Place of Birth: Rhinebeck - New York - USA

Adult Actor: False

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Also Known As

  • Joseph Mazzello III
  • Joe Mazzello

Joseph Mazzello

Biography

Joseph Mazzello III (born September 21, 1983, height 5' 9" (1,75 m)) is an American actor who is best 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. Mazzello was born in Rhinebeck, New York, and raised in Hyde Park, New York, the son of Ginnie and Joseph Mazzello, Jr., who owned a performing arts school. He has one older sister, Mary Mazzello, and a younger brother, John Mazzello, who have both appeared in films. Mazzello is an alumnus of Our Lady of Lourdes High School and the University of Southern California. 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 the part of Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook in the David Fincher-directed movie, 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.

Acting
2012 Coma as Geoffrey Fairweather
2011 Person of Interest - (2 episodes) as Daniel Casey
2010 The Social Network as Dustin Moskovitz
2010 The Pacific as PFC Eugene Sledge (10 episodes, 2010)
2010 Justified - (3 episodes) as Billy St. Cyr
2010 The Pacific - (11 episodes) as Eugene Sledge
2004 The Hollow as Scott
2001 Wooly Boys as Charles
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - (2 episodes)
1999 Providence - (2 episodes)
1998 Simon Birch as Joe Wenteworth
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Tim Murphy
1997 Star Kid as Spencer Griffith
1995 Three Wishes as Tom Holman
1995 The Cure as Dexter
1995 A Father for Charlie as Charlie
1994 The River Wild as Roarke
1993 Shadowlands as Douglas Gresham
1993 Jurassic Park as Tim Murphy
1992 Radio Flyer as Bobby
1900 Dear Sidewalk as Gardner