American director Steven Spielberg has cast Jurassic Park child star Joe Mazzello in his new World War II mini-series The Pacific.
Mazzello was just nine when he was cast as Sir Richard Attenborough's grandson Tim Murphy in the dinosaur adventure, reports imdb.com.
He then starred in its sequel The Lost World and a string of other movies before he quit acting to study.
After graduating college, Mazzello picked up where he left off and, at the age of 27, has teamed up with Spielberg for The Pacific, in which he plays a soldier.
"Acting was something I always knew I'd come back to," said Mazzello. And re-teaming with Spielberg was always an ambition. "My fondest memories of Jurassic Park are of him, so I felt like it came full circle when I auditioned for The Pacific," he said.