Milo Ventimiglia biography
Date of Birth: July 8, 1977
Born and raised in Anaheim, Milo Ventimiglia took a summer course at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and studied at the University of Southern California and UCLA. His first professional acting role was a one-line guest appearance on The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Guest shots on shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Brooklyn South and Kelly Kelly followed.
Ventimiglia made his major motion picture debut as a soccer player in Sheâ€'s All That (1999), starring Freddie Prinze Jr., and had a recurring role on Fox TVâ€™s Opposite Sex in 2000, but it was a regular role as Jess Mariano on the WBâ€™s Gilmore Girls that brought Milo fame. He stayed with the show for several years before joining the cast of NBCâ€™s American Dreams in 2004, playing a 1960s war radical.
From there he played Richard Thorne III in WBâ€™s short-lived The Bedford Diaries and Peter Petrelli, a male nurse who can fly, on NBC'€™s acclaimed series Heroes, which debuted September 25, 2006.
After landing lead roles in movies such as Cursed (2005) and Stay Alive (2006), Ventimiglia landed the plum role of Rocky Jr. in the major motion picture Rocky Balboa (2006), starring and directed by Sylvester Stallone.
He then spent the next few years starring as Peter Petrelli in the hit series Heroes, but returns to the big screen when on hiatus from the series. Some of his recent film credits include The Divide (2011) and the comedy That's My Boy (2012).
Milo lives in Los Angeles and enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding and restoring vintage muscle cars.
Milo Ventimiglia Filmography