Who is Joseph Mazzello?

Joseph Francis Mazzello III was born in Rhinebeck, New York State USA, on 21 September 1983 – his zodiac sign is Virgo, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, film writer and director, with close to 40 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Tim in the 1993 action science fiction adventure movie “Jurassic Park”, directed by Steven Spielberg, and which starred Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum. It follows a paleontologist who’s protecting a group of children now that a theme park’s power failure has caused cloned dinosaurs to run amok; the movie won 47 awards, including three Oscars for Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing and Best Visual Effects, while it was nominated for 27 other awards.

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Early life and education

Joseph was raised in Hyde Park, New York State alongside his siblings John and Marry by their father Joseph Francis Mazzello Jr. who was the owner of a dance studio, and their mother Virginia (nee Strong) who was a housewife.

He was only six years old when he made his debut film appearance, playing Jason in the biographical drama “Unspeakable Acts”, and the same year saw him appear in the mystery thriller movie “Presumed Innocent”.

Joseph then went on to act throughout his entire education. He studied at Our Lady of Lourdes, a private Roman Catholic school in Poughkeepsie, New York State, and upon matriculating in 2001, Joseph enrolled at the University of Southern California, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2004.

Roles in movies

Joseph played Bobby in the drama “Radio Flyer”, the romantic comedy drama “Jersey Girl” and the drama “Desperate Choices: To Save My Child” all in 1992, and the 1993 biographical romantic drama “Shadowlands”.

The year 1995 saw him play the lead character Dexter in the popular drama “The Cure”, directed by Peter Horton, and which also starred Brad Renfro and Aeryk Egan. It follows Erik who’s befriended 11-year-old Dexter suffering from AIDS, while the two have now made a deal to find a cure for his illness; the movie won two of the five awards for which it was nominated.

Joseph reprised his role as Tim in the 1997 action science fiction adventure movie “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”, and some of his following notable performances were in the family science fiction adventure “Star Kid” (1997), the 2001 comedy “Wooly Boys”, and the 2004 romantic comedy drama “Raising Helen”.

In 2010, he played Dustin Moskovitz in the biographical drama “The Social Network”, directed by David Fincher, and which starred Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake. It follows the life of Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, and the movie won 175 awards, including three Oscars for Best Writing – Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Film Editing, and Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score, while it was nominated for 186 other awards.

Joseph’s most recent film role has been his portrayal of John Deacon in the critically acclaimed 2018 biographical musical drama “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which follows the life of British singer Freddie Mercury and his rock band Queen; the movie won 52 awards, including four Oscars, while it was nominated for 80 other awards.

Roles in TV series

Joseph’s debut TV series role was his voicing of a supporting character in the 1998 episode “Pinocchio and the Golden Key” of the animated family fantasy “Stories from My Childhood”, and a couple of his following roles were in two episodes of the 2002 romantic drama “Providence”, the 2003 episode “One Hit Wonder” of the mystery crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the 2004 episode “Legacy” of another mystery crime drama “Without a Trace”.

In 2010, Joseph played one of the lead characters PFC Eugene Sledge in all the 10 episodes of the action adventure mini-series “The Pacific”. It also starred James Badge Dale and Jon Seda, follows several Marines who fought in World War II, and the mini-series won 33 awards, including eight Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 43 other awards.

Three of Joseph’s most recent roles in TV series have been in two episodes of the 2014 action crime drama “Person of Interest”, the 2016 episode “A Study in Charlotte” of the mystery crime drama “Elementary”, and three episodes of the 2021 biographical crime drama “American Crime Story”.

Other credits

Joseph received special thanks for the 2007 science fiction comedy movie “Freezer Burn”, and the 2015 comedy film “Night Owls”.

He wrote, produced and directed the 2007 short drama movie “Matters of Life and Death”, and the 2016 sports comedy film “Undrafted”.

Joseph’s made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, such as “Celebrity Page”, “Today” and “WGN Morning News”.

Awards and nominations

Joseph’s won seven of the 19 awards for which he’s been nominated, with some of these having been a 1993 Bambi for Film – International, for his performance in “Jurassic Park”, a 2010 Hollywood Film Award for Ensemble of the Year and a 2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Ensemble Cast, both for his and his colleagues’ performance in “The Social Network”.

Love life and relationships

Joseph prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, and there’s only a single woman whom he’s been with, that the public knows about. He was in a relationship with Arabella Ajar, a non-celebrity American lady to whom he was introduced by a mutual friend at a party. The two were together sometime in the second half of the 2000s, and split after around a year.

Because Joseph hasn’t mentioned any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, some of his fans believe him to be gay, while a fan has even claimed to have seen Joseph spending time with his boyfriend in public, although no evidence has been provided to support these claims.

As of August 2022, Joseph seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Joseph seems to be enjoying the attention which he’s receiving from his more than 500,000 Instagram followers, and has uploaded over 250 pictures onto the network, the majority of which feature him during his everyday life.

He’s physically quite active and has four to five training sessions at the gym every week, thus his muscular body; he’s also into playing various sports with his friends, and excels in soccer.

Joseph’s into travelling, and his career has taken him to many US states, as well as to a couple of European countries, while his dream travel destination is Venice, Italy.

He likes to drink cocktails – his favorite is Mojito.

Joseph has his own favorite actor and actress, Jack Nicholson and Julia Roberts, while a couple of his favorite movies are “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”, “As Good As It Gets” and “The Shining”.

Age, height and net worth

Joseph’s age is 38. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 10ins (1.75m) and he weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of August 2022, Joseph’s net worth is estimated at over $3 million.

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