David Albert Mazouz (/dəˈviːd məˈzuːz/; born February 19, 2001) is an American actor. He is best known for his leading role as Bruce Wayne—later the superhero Batman—in the Fox TV drama Gotham (2014-2019). He had several guest roles before joining the Fox TV series Touch (2012–2013), for which he was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Mazouz was born in Los Angeles, California. He was born into a Sephardic Jewish family, his father Michel Mazouz is a medical doctor from Tunisia and France, and his mother Rachel Cohen is a psychotherapist whose parents are from Greece. He has a sister, Rebecca. He was a student at Shalhevet High School, a Modern Orthodox Jewish school, from 2015 to 2019 and appeared in a music video promoting the school. His Bar Mitzvah service was held at the Orthodox synagogue Young Israel. Starting in Fall 2019, he attends Stanford University, Class of 2023.
Mazouz started his career in commercials with Kiefer Sutherland at age 8. In 2012, he again co-starred with Sutherland when he landed the role of mute Jacob "Jake" Bohm in the TV series Touch. Mazouz has appeared in several television series including: Mike & Molly, Gotham, The Office (playing the son of James Spader's character, Robert California), and Criminal Minds. He has also appeared in the ABC show Private Practice as the adopted brother of Betsy.