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Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1983
FactJoseph was originally going to play Jack Banning, Robin Williams' son in Hook (1991), but he was too young for the part. Steven Spielberg went out of his way to the point of changing the script for Jurassic Park (1993) so that Joseph could play Tim.

Joseph Mazzello is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in the films Jurassic Park, The River Wild, and The Social Network.

Mazzello was born in Rhinebeck, New York, on September 21, 1983. His parents, Mary and Michael Mazzello, are both of Italian descent. He has two older sisters, Tricia and Kristin. Mazzello was raised Roman Catholic.

Mazzello began his acting career at the age of six, appearing in a national commercial for Kodak film. He made his film debut in 1989’s Field of Dreams. He subsequently appeared in several films throughout the early 1990s, including Presumed Innocent, Kindergarten Cop, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

In 1994, Mazzello starred in The River Wild opposite Meryl Streep and Kevin Bacon. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $100 million at the box office.

Mazzello’s next major role came in 2010’s The Social Network, in which he played Eduardo Saverin, one of the co-founders of Facebook. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $200 million at the box office and winning multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

Mazzello has also appeared in several television series, including ER, CSI: Miami, and Gossip Girl. In 2012, he made his directorial debut with the short film Matters of Life and Death.

Mazzello has a net worth of $4 million. He has been in a relationship with actress Elisabeth Moss since 2011. The couple has one child together.

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Full NameJoseph Mazzello
Date Of BirthSeptember 21, 1983
Height1.75 m
EducationOur Lady of Lourdes High School, University of Southern California


ParentsVirginia Mazzello, Joseph Mazzello, Jr.
SiblingsJohn Mazzello, Mary Mazzello


NominationsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
MoviesJurassic Park, The Social Network, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Simon Birch, Undrafted, The River Wild, Radio Flyer, The Cure, Star Kid, Shadowlands, Wooly Boys, The Sensation of Sight, Three Wishes, Raising Helen, High Lonesome, The Hollow, Jersey Girl, First Kiss, Matters ...
TV ShowsThe Pacific

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1You guys are getting exponentially weirder.
2Make acting seem real and as if it weren't acting. Just make it real.


1He played Richard Attenborough's grandson in Jurassic Park (1993). Attenborough later cast him as Douglas Gresham in Shadowlands (1993), his next film as a director.
2currently a student at University of Southern California, as a cinema-television major [May 2002]
3His father is of three quarters Italian and one quarter German Jewish descent. His mother has Polish and Irish ancestry.
4Attended Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie, NY.
5Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
6When work began on A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) in 1993, he was cast as David.
7Graduated from USC with a degree in cinema-television (2005)
8Has been passionate about oldies music, and when he was growing up, his sister teased him for being old-fashioned.
9His hometown of Hyde Park, NY is where Franklin D. Roosevelt used to live.
10Favorite actor is his idol, James Stewart.
11Was put under a contract in 1993 for Wartime Lies, a screenplay based on the novel by Louis Begley, under direction of the late Stanley Kubrick. He was on the contract for two years. The movie was never made. It did however, lead to rumors of him being in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001).
12Favorite movie is It's a Wonderful Life (1946).
13Raised in Hyde Park, New York.
14Joseph was originally going to play Jack Banning, Robin Williams' son in Hook (1991), but he was too young for the part. Steven Spielberg went out of his way to the point of changing the script for Jurassic Park (1993) so that Joseph could play Tim.
15Brother of John Mazzello, also has an older sister, Mary.
16In the original 1990 novel of Jurassic Park, Tim was age 11 and Lex was age 8. Steven Spielberg swapped their ages in Jurassic Park (1993) so that Joseph could play Tim.
17Radio Flyer (1992) began filming on Joe's 7th birthday.
18His parents own and operate a dance studio




Undrafted2016Pat Murray
Elementary2016TV SeriesGriffin
Person of Interest2014TV SeriesDaniel Casey
Dear Sidewalk2013Gardner Langway (as Joe Mazzello)
G.I. Joe: Retaliation2013Mouse (as Joe Mazzello)
Justified2013TV SeriesBilly St. Cyr
Coma2012TV Mini-SeriesGeoffrey Fairweather
First Kiss2012/IShortDerek
Georgetown2011TV MoviePeter Brooks
The Social Network2010Dustin Moskovitz
The Pacific2010TV Mini-SeriesPFC Eugene Sledge
Beyond All Boundaries2009ShortEugene B. Sledge (voice)
Matters of Life and Death2007ShortDavid Jennings
The Sensation of Sight2006Tripp
The Hollow2004VideoScott
Raising Helen2004Prom Date Peter
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesSean Stanley
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2003TV SeriesJustin Lamond
Providence2002TV SeriesTony
Wooly Boys2001Charles
Simon Birch1998Joe Wenteworth
Stories from My Childhood1998TV Series
Star Kid1997Spencer Griffith
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997Tim
Three Wishes1995Tom Holman
The Cure1995Dexter
A Father for Charlie1995TV MovieCharlie
The River Wild1994Roarke Hartman
Shadowlands1993Douglas Gresham
Jurassic Park1993Tim
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child1992TV MovieWilly Robbins (as Joe Mazzello)
Jersey Girl1992Jason
Radio Flyer1992Bobby
Presumed Innocent1990Wendell McGaffney
Unspeakable Acts1990TV MovieJason Harrison (as Joe Mazzello)


Matters of Life and Death2007Short


Matters of Life and Death2007Short


Matters of Life and Death2007Short executive producer


Night Owls2015special thanks
Freezer Burn2007special thanks


Home & Family2016TV SeriesHimself
KTLA Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself
Return to Jurassic Park: Dawn of a New Era2011Video documentary shortHimself / Tim Murphy
Return to Jurassic Park: Making Prehistory2011Video documentary shortHimself / Tim Murphy
Return to Jurassic Park: The Next Step in Evolution2011Video documentary shortHimself / Tim Murphy
Lost Kubrick: The Unfinished Films of Stanley Kubrick2007Video documentary shortHimself
Greatest Ever Screen Chases2005TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Joe Mazzello)
Beyond Jurassic Park2001VideoHimself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'1995Video documentaryHimself / Tim Murphy (uncredited)
The 20th Annual People's Choice Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Accepting Award for Favorite Motion Picture
Live & Kicking1994TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'Jurassic Park'1993Video shortHimself
The Grand Opening of Universal Studios New Theme Park Attraction Gala1990TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHimself
Storm Stories2009TV Series documentaryHimself
5 Second Movies2008TV SeriesTim Murphy
Getaway2005TV SeriesTim Murphy


Won Awards

2011Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalThe Social Network (2010)
2010Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble of the YearThe Social Network (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingThe Social Network (2010)
2007Directorial Discovery AwardRhode Island International Film FestivalMatters of Life and Death (2007)
1999YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama FilmSimon Birch (1998)
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Youth Actor Co-Starring in a Motion Picture DramaJurassic Park (1993)
1993BambiBambi AwardsFilm - InternationalJurassic Park (1993)

Nominated Awards

2013OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesJustified (2010)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleThe Social Network (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Social Network (2010)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Pacific (2010)
2010SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Social Network (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Social Network (2010)
1999Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young ActorSimon Birch (1998)
1996Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Leading Actor - Feature FilmThe Cure (1995)
1994Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Performance by a Younger ActorJurassic Park (1993)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Young Actor Under Ten in a Television MovieDesperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)
1993Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Actor Under Ten in a Motion PictureRadio Flyer (1992)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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