Los Angeles, CA
David (pronounced "Dah-veed") Mazouz, aged 16 as of February 2017, 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.
David was born in Los Angeles, California, to Rachel, a psychotherapist, and Michel Mazouz, a physician. He has an older sister who is in College now but has been acting in theatrical productions and improv for several years. He is from a Sephardi Jewish family; his father is from Tunisia, 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, his dream is to work with his idols, including Steven Spielberg, Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig, J.J. Abrams, Tim Burton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr. and David O. Russell. 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. David regularly takes guitar lessons. In fact, he got a guitar from Touch costar Kiefer Sutherland as an 11th-birthday present.