Joseph Francis Mazzello III was born on 21st September 1983, in Rhinebeck, New York State USA, of part-Italian and German-Jewish (father) and English, Irish and Polish (mother) descent. He is an actor, director and screenwriter, best known for his roles in such movies as “Jurassic Park” (1993), “The River Wild” (1994), “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” (1997), and “The Social Network” (2010). Mazzello’s career started in 1990.
Have you ever wondered how rich Joseph Mazzello is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, Mazzello’s net worth is estimated to be as high as $1.5 million, an amount earned through his successful acting career. In addition to his performances on the big-screen, Mazzello also works as a director and screenwriter, which has improved his wealth too.
Joseph Mazzello Net Worth $1.5 Million
Joseph Mazzello is a son of Virginia and Joseph Mazzello, Jr., who was an owner of a performing arts school. Joseph grew up in Hyde Park, New York with his older sister Mary and a younger brother, John. Mazzello went to the Catholic school Our Lady of Lourdes, and is an alumnus of the University of Southern California, thanks to Steven Spielberg’s recommendation letter to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Joseph now funds the college with the salary he earned in “The Lost World: Jurassic Park”.
He started his career in the TV movie “Unspeakable Acts” in 1990, and then had a minor role in “Presumed Innocent” (1990) starring Harrison Ford and Raul Julia. In the early ‘90s, Mazzello appeared in Richard Donner’s “Radio Flyer” (1992) alongside Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, and Adam Baldwin, and later he played in Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning sci-fi adventure “Jurassic Park” (1993) with Sam Neill, Laura Dern, and Jeff Goldblum; the movie grossed over $1billion worldwide and was the highest-grossing film ever at the time. Although he had a smaller part, the movie helped Mazzello to increase his net worth significantly.
Regarding his personal life, Joseph Mazzello’s most intimate details such as marital status and number of children are unknown as he successfully manages to keep them out of the public eye, but rumours suggest that he is gay.
Was 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).
Joseph 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.