Jul. 8th, 1977
Anaheim, California, USA
Milo Ventimiglia's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - The Divide
2010 - Order of Chaos
2009 - Armored
2009 - Gamer
2008 - Pathology
2006 - Rocky Balboa
2006 - Stay Alive
2005 - Dirty Deeds
2005 - Cursed
2003 - Winter Break
1999 - She's All That
Guest TV Roles
Green Arrow (Voiced)
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film and television, Milo Ventimiglia is positioning himself as one of Hollywood's most promising young talents as his career continues to evolve with exciting and challenging projects. Ventimiglia will next be seen starring in Tom Fontana's new WB Series "The Bedford Diaries" (2006), which focuses on a group of college students in a human sexuality class. Ventimiglia quickly garnered attention when he joined the cast of the critically acclaimed television drama "Gilmore Girls" (2000), as the quiet and complicated 'Jess.' Last year Ventimiglia joined the cast of another critically acclaimed show, NBC's "American Dreams" (2002). He portrayed a 60's war radical and helps bring the show into the 70's. He was also a recurring character on David. E. Kelley's drama "Boston Public" (2000). Before joining "Gilmore Girls" audiences became familiar with Ventimiglia when he starred in the Fox series "Opposite Sex" (2000) which secured him a holding deal with Warner Brothers. His other television credits include guest starring roles on prime time series such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996) and "Promised Land" (1996).
Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ventimiglia's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both studio and independent features. Ventimiglia recently starred in the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson thriller Cursed (2005) and next up is the indie film Dirty Deeds (2005). His other film credits include Winter Break (2003) and Massholes (2000). Additionally he starred in the short films Nice Guys Finish Last (2001) and Must Be the Music (1996), which debuted at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Ventimiglia currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding and wake boarding. He also has a passion for restoring vintage muscle cars.
- After the proposed spin-off series for his character _"Gilmore Girls" (2000)_ (qv) character Jess fell apart, he chose not to reprise the role as a regular again on the series, citing that he feels that the character has "run his course" [He returned a few times for guest spots].
- Milo and _"Heroes" (2006/II)_ (qv) co-star 'Adrian Pasdar' (qv) auditioned for roles in the proposed _Gilmore Girls_ spin-off where Milo was to be the son of Pasdar's character. As there are only 12 years difference between them, the casting director said they would be better off playing brothers. Eight years later, they were playing brothers Peter (Milo) and Nathan (Pasdar) Petrelli in _"Heroes" (2006/II)_ (qv).
- He attended El Modena High School in Orange, CA. He graduated in 1994.
- He has a great interest in directing.
- Milo ranked #2 of 20 on DC's list of Hottest Comic Hunks, losing the #1 spot to Hugh Jackman.(2009).
- He is of Sicilian Italian descent on his father's side and a combination of Irish, English, Scottish, French, Cherokee and Blackfoot descent on his mother's.
- (2008) Is the ex-boyfriend of _Heroes_ co-star 'Hayden Panettiere' (qv); the press have dubbed them "Haylo".
- Directed the 2003 and 2004 WB Image Campaigns for popular shows such as _"Gilmore Girls" (2000)_ (qv), _"One Tree Hill" (2003)_ (qv), _"7th Heaven" (1996)_ (qv), etc... Some of the WB stars he directed included 'David Boreanaz' (qv), 'Tom Welling' (qv), 'Kristin Kreuk' (qv), 'Michael Rosenbaum (I)' (qv), 'Jamie Kennedy (I)' (qv), 'James Marsters' (qv), 'Rose McGowan (I)' (qv), 'Allison Mack' (qv), 'Chad Michael Murray' (qv), 'James Lafferty (I)' (qv), 'Beverly Mitchell' (qv) and 'Reba McEntire' (qv).