Date of Birth
19 December 2001, Los Angeles, California, USA
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
David (pronounced "Dah-veed") Albert Mazouz, aged 17 as of February 2018, began his acting career in commercials. At eight years old, he landed his first film, Coming & Going (2011), directed by Edoardo Ponti. Shortly thereafter, he was cast in the cable movie Amish Grace (2010). He then landed a role as the co-star of the Fox television series, Touch (2012), as Jake, alongside Kiefer Sutherland who plays his father, Martin. Jake never speaks. He is obsessed with numbers - writing long strings of them in his ever-present notebooks Jake has the ability to perceive the seemingly hidden patterns that connect every life on the planet. It is up to his father, Martin, to help connect with Jake and shape humanity's destiny. David is also the narrator on the show.
Along with his thriving television career, David shows his versatility in the horror thriller Sanitarium (2013). He stars alongside Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey and Robert Englund. In the summer of 2013, David shot Disney's The Games Maker (2014) in Argentina with Joseph Fiennes and Edward Asner. David also stars in Incarnate (2016) alongside Aaron Eckhart as a boy possessed by a demon.
In 2014, David was cast in the role of the young Bruce Wayne in the Warner Bros. production for Fox Gotham (2014). David's other television credits include a kid in detention in Mike & Molly (2010), James Spader's son on The Office (2005), a troubled youth on Private Practice (2007), a dying boy on Criminal Minds (2005), Steve on Major Crimes (2012) and Ryan Hatcher on Drop Dead Diva (2009). His latest film is The Darkness (2016) with Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Lucy Fry about a family battling their own personal demons as well as a supernatural one he brings back from a holiday.
Before his cast as the young Bruce Wayne he also played the role of Ryan Hall, a leukemia-afflicted son of boxer/turned spree killer Jimmy Hall, in the seventh season of the series of Criminals Minds in the "The Bittersweet Science" episode, and Bert California, the son of Robert California's in the eighth season of the series The Office and the episode "Spooked". He played a character that admired Dwight Schrute for his interest in the video game StarCraft and in natural disasters. Both of these roles played he in 2011.
David was born in Los Angeles, California, to Rachel, a psychotherapist, and Michel Mazouz, a physician. He has an older sister (Rebecca Mazouz) who is in college now but has been acting in theatrical productions and improv for several years. He is from a Sephardi family; his father is from Tunisia and grew up in Paris and his mother was born in the U.S., to parents from Greece. David has studied musical and sketch improvisation at Second City, as well as The Improv, where he wrote his own material. While David has already accomplished so much and reached important milestones in his career, he looks forward to challenging himself further with roles that are both comedic and dramatic and to work with actors and directors he has long admired. He enjoys spending time with his friends from school, his dogs, and his sister. He is fascinated by maps and geography, and loves movies, learning guitar, writing lyrics, singing, dancing and acting. He got a guitar from Touch costar Kiefer Sutherland as an 11th-birthday present.
His birthday is February 19th, the same as DC hero Batman, whom David plays on the TV series Gotham (2014), as a young Bruce Wayne.
He is of Tunisian Jewish and Greek Jewish descent (Sephardi).