David (pronounced "dahveed") Mazouz, 12, began his acting career in commercials. He landed his first film, "Coming and Going," directed by Edoardo Ponti, when he was eight-years-old. Shortly thereafter, he was cast in the cable movie "Amish Grace." He recently was the star of the Fox television series “Touch,” as the character “Jake,” alongside Kiefer Sutherland, who played his father Martin.
Along with his thriving television career, Mazouz shows his versatility in the horror thriller “Sanitarium.” He stars alongside Malcolm McDowell, Lou Diamond Phillips, Lacey Chabert, Chris Mulkey and Robert Englund. The film is currently pending film festival inclusion. Mazouz has also recently been cast in “Conversations with Andy” as Preston, a 10-year-old boy forced to deal with his parents’ divorce. The film is currently in pre-production. The cast includes Ty Simkins (“Insidious”) and Willow Shields (“The Hunger Games”).
Mazouz’s other television credits include a kid in detention in "Mike and Molly," playing James Spader's son on "The Office," a troubled youth on "Private Practice," and a dying boy on "Criminal Minds."
Mazouz was born in Los Angeles, CA, where he lives with his French father, American-born mother, Greek grandmother, older sister, and dogs. David has studied musical and sketch improvisation at The Second City, as well as The Improv, where he wrote his own material.
While Mazouz 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, Kristin Wiig, J.J. Abrams, Tim Burton, Leonardo di Caprio, 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. Mazouz regularly takes guitar lessons. In fact, he got a guitar from “Touch” co-star Kiefer Sutherland as an 11th birthday present.