For Mazzello, filming Jurassic Park in Hawaii with Steven Spielberg was the ‘greatest time’ of his life.
‘My time with Steven onJurassic Park affected where I wanted to go to school and what I wanted to do with my life, he told People in 2013.
He recently told People that spending time on sets during his childhood was better then any film school.
'I've taken something I think from all the great directors I've worked with,' he said.
Since his Jurassic Park days, Mazzello has appeared in the movie The Social Network, and HBO's WWII series The Pacific. He recently made his directorial debut in Undrafted.