Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Anthony Ventimiglia was born in Anaheim, California, the youngest child of Carol (née Wilson) and Peter Ventimiglia, a Vietnam War veteran. He has two older sisters, Leslie and Laurel. His father is of Italian-Sicilian descent and his mother is of English and Scottish ancestry. Ventimiglia was born with a self-described "crooked mouth" that is the result of damaged nerves on the left side, which cause that side to remain immobile, much like actor Sylvester Stallone. After a series of roles in television series and parts in independent films, he gained international recognition for his roles in the television series Gilmore Girls and Heroes.

Ventimiglia made his film debut playing a gay teenager in the anthology film Boys Life 2 (1997). His later roles include playing Rocky Balboa's son (Rocky Jr.) in the sixth installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa (2006). He starred as Peter Petrelli on NBC's Heroes from 2006 to 2010, for which he received nominations for Teen Choice, Saturn and People's Choice Awards. He also had roles in the horror films Pathology (2008) and Kiss of the Damned (2013).

For his role on NBC's This Is Us, Ventimiglia has received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. As part of the This Is Us cast, he went on to win a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in January 2018.

Ventimiglia attended El Modena High School in Orange, California, where he wrestled, acted in drama productions and held the office of president in student government. He graduated in 1995. At eighteen years of age, Ventimiglia studied at the American Conservatory Theater for their summer program. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles as a theatre major.

Known For


Cast Credits

Live with Kelly & Ryan (2017)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016)
Guest starring as Jess Mariano (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x04: Fall (Nov 25, 2016)
  • Episode 1x03: Summer (Nov 25, 2016)
This Is Us (2016)
Starring as Jack Pearson (36 episodes)
Harry (2016)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia
Con Man (2015)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia
The Whispers (2015)
Starring as Drew Bennigan (13 episodes)
Gotham (2014)
Guest starring as Jason Lennon (3 episodes)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia (3 episodes)
Mob City (2013)
Starring as Ned Stax (6 episodes)
Chosen (2013)
Starring as Ian Mitchell
Live! with Kelly (2011)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia
The League (2009)
Guest starring as Agent Baker
Heroes (2006)
Starring as Peter Petrelli (70 episodes)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia
Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003)
Guest starring as Milo Ventimiglia (3 episodes)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Bobby Taylor
Gilmore Girls (2000)
Starring as Jess Mariano (31 episodes)
Guest starring as Jess Mariano (6 episodes)
Opposite Sex (2000)
Starring as Jed Perry
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Lee Healy
  • Episode 5x11: Escape (Dec 2, 2003)
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)
Guest starring as Letterman