Milo Ventimiglia became well-known after appearing in numerous roles on television and independent films before landing his breakout roles as Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls from 2001 to 2006 and Peter Petrelli on Heroes from 2006 to 2010. Since 2010, Milo has also starred as Jack Pearson on This Is Us and now sits as President on NBC’s This Is Us.
Milo Ventimiglia’s Biography
Milo Ventimiglia achieved international prominence through his roles on both television series and in independent films, particularly as Jess Mariano on the WB series Gilmore Girls from 2001-2006 and as Peter Petrelli in the NBC series Heroes from 2006 to 2010. For these performances he received multiple Teen Choice and Saturn awards nominations as well as three Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series; moreover, he currently stars on NBC series This Is Us as Jack Pearson since 2016.
Ventimiglia was born July 8, 1977, in Anaheim, California. He attended the American Conservatory Theater’s summer program before later studying at UCLA. Ventimiglia first made his acting debut as Jason in Must Be the Music a 1996 short film; his first leading role came as Jed Perry on the FOX series Opposite Sex which ended after its short run; following this he appeared as Chris Pierce on the NBC series American Dreams as well as Richard Thorne from mid-season replacement series The Bedford Diaries as Richard Thorne before appearing as Richard Thorne from mid-season replacement series The Bedford Diaries as Loomis Crowley (Loomis Crowley) while also featuring in horror flick ‘Curse of Demons’ by director Xan Cassavetes before appearing as Paolo from vampire movie Kiss of Damned, directed by Xan Cassavetes himself.
Ventimiglia scored his most iconic role yet when he landed the role of Hospice Nurse-turned-Hero Peter Petrelli on the NBC series of the same name in 2006. He served as the main cast member for two seasons and then returned as a guest star during its third and final season, also being scheduled for a spinoff known as Windward Circle which never made its way onto screens.
Ventimiglia has also made appearances in both Mob City (TV series) and Chosen (action thriller film), playing Ned Stax in Mob City and Ian Mitchell in Chosen, respectively. He has starred as an integral supporting character in movies such as Grace of Monaco (2014), Wild Card (2015), and Sandy Wexler (2018) in various supporting roles.
Milo Ventimiglia was romantically involved with both Gilmore Girls co-star Alexis Bledel and Heroes co-star Hayden Panettiere during their respective time on TV series. Ventimiglia is currently a lacto-vegetarian and teetotaler; spending much of his free time working with veterans through Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America as well as traveling around on USO tours for troops abroad. Ventimiglia describes himself as having a self-described “crooked mouth,” due to dead nerves on one side of his face.
Milo Ventimiglia’s Filmography
Before arriving on This Is Us, Ventimiglia had only small roles in TV shows and independent films. His breakthrough came when he played brooding teen Jess Mariano on the WB series Gilmore Girls from 2001-2006; shortly thereafter he also appeared as Chris Pierce, Rory’s rebellious boyfriend on American Dreams (NBC). Additionally, he also appeared in the midseason replacement series The Bedford Diaries while having a recurring role as nurse Peter Petrelli on Heroes on NBC.
Milo Ventimiglia, best known as an old-school teen idol, has long been recognized for his dramatic acting skills and can deliver compelling performances in any genre. One of his finest roles to date has been that of Jack Pearson on This Is Us (an emotional drama about a family grieving the loss of its patriarch), where audiences fell for his captivating character instantly. Audiences instantly connect with Ventimiglia’s characters due to his good-natured charm that adds authenticity.
Although his movies may not be considered blockbusters, he does an exceptional job portraying complex characters. In Kiss of the Damned, he played Denny, a race driver with an intense connection to his beloved dog; for which he received a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Mob City featured him in the role of Ned Stax, the mobster’s lawyer in this neo-noir television series alongside Jon Bernthal. Mob City chronicles how law enforcement battled mafia members for control in 1947’s Los Angeles.
Milo Ventimiglia found great success with his performance as pilot Sean Bennigan on The Whispers Dramedy series and was nominated for an Emmy Award nomination for it. Within that same year he also appeared as Sean in The Whispers; playing an individual who cannot remember anything of their past, leading them to believe they may be haunted by supernatural forces.
He went on to appear in television and movie roles such as those seen on ‘Gotham’ (2015), ‘Chosen’ (2013), Robot Chicken (2008), The Temp Life (2010), and 2 (2011) as well as Wolverine (2012) – earning him a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame as recognition of his contributions to the entertainment industry.
Milo Ventimiglia’s Personal Life
Milo Ventimiglia, best known as Milo from This Is Us and Gilmore Girls on The CW and Heroes on NBC respectively, enjoys an immense following on social media. However, his private life remains shrouded in mystery; fans frequently leave wondering whether or not Ventimiglia has found love yet.
Ventimiglia began his acting career at an early age, appearing in TV shows such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, EZ Streets, and Brooklyn South. Later he made an appearance in Must Be The Music as an LGBTQ teen before landing his first major role on the FOX television series Opposite Sex.
Ventimiglia has since gone on to appear in other series, such as The Bedford Diaries and American Dreams; as well as making an appearance on NSYNC’s sixth album Rocky Balboa. Ventimiglia found his most prominent role yet when he took over as the star of NBC’s Heroes which ran for four seasons and featured him as Peter Petrelli (nurse-turned-hero). Ventimiglia co-starred as Nurse Peter Petrelli/Nurse Peter Petrelli/Nurse Petrelli alongside Panettiere as Nurse Peter Petrelli alongside actress Hayden Panettiere as nurse-turned hero Peter Petrelli alongside actor Hayden Panettiere.
After their divorce, Ventimiglia and Gilmore worked back together again on Netflix’s revival series Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life in 2016. Since then, he has dated a variety of high-profile women but has yet to tie the knot; some reports even indicate he may be gay but this remains unknown.
Milo Ventimiglia was first seen with Kelly Egarian, marketing coordinator of Stella McCartney, at a Venice Beach restaurant. At the 2017 Emmy Awards (though they didn’t walk together on the red carpet), PEOPLE reported that they sat next to one another both during the award ceremony itself as well as at its afterparty.
Recently, Ventimiglia was seen enjoying a delightful afternoon at Disneyland with an unknown blonde – perhaps dating or not, this outing has left fans guessing at what may or may not have been an intimate encounter between him and this mystery woman.