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Joseph Mazzello is a writer and historian whose work includes nonfiction books for children and works of history and criticism. He is an occasional contributor to "The New York Times" and the venerable "New Yorker" magazine, and he has written for "Entertainment Weekly" and "Monocle"
Joseph Francis Mazzello III (born September 21, 1983) is an American actor, director, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles as Tim Murphy in Jurassic Park, Eugene Sledge in the HBO miniseries The Pacific, Dustin Moskovitz in The Social Network and Queen bass player John Deacon in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
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).
Born in Rhinebeck, New York, he got into acting when he was 5 years old, after his sister had appeared in 30-odd commercials. Since then he has acted opposite some of the best actors in Hollywood as a bright, expressive actor with complexity, sensitivity, and emotion. He attended film school at USC and got a degree in cinema and television production. He plans on continuing his acting career while also following his aspirations of becoming a directo