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MILO VENTIMIGLIA (Denny Swift) is an American actor,
director and producer.
Milo currently stars on the critically acclaimed drama series This is Us. He
was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for
his portrayal of the family patriarch, Jack Pearson. The show has been nominated
for an Emmy Award, Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award, MTV TV Award and won
the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a
Drama Series and the People's Choice Award for Best New Drama.
In 2016 he reprised his role of Jess in the continuation of the
critically-acclaimed television drama Gilmore Girls, which returned with four
90-minute episodes on Netflix. He recently starred on the ABC drama The
Whispers, had a memorable recurring role as The Ogre in the FOX drama Gotham,
and starred in the Frank Darabont helmed show Lost Angels, a fast-paced crime
drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and '50s. Milo starred in NBC's drama
Heroes, about a group of seemingly everyday people who discover they have super
powers. The show received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series
- Drama and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama.
Milo's other television credits include Tom Fontana's WB Series The Bedford
Diaries, the critically-acclaimed drama American Dreams and David. E. Kelley's
drama Boston Public.
Milo's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both studio and
independent features. Last year he starred alongside Jennifer Lopez in the
romantic comedy Second Act and had a memorable cameo in Creed II. He starred
alongside Sylvester Stallone playing his son Rocky Jr. in the sixth installment
of the Rocky series Rocky Balboa; in Adam Sandler's That's My Boy and Grown Ups
2, and alongside Nicole Kidman in Grace of Monaco. His other film credits
include Xan Cassavetes' Kiss of the Damned, Wild Card, a remake of the 1986 Burt
Reynolds drama Heat alongside Jason Statham, The Killing Season with Robert
DeNiro, Armored with Matt Dillon and Gamer alongside Gerard Butler.
Through his production company, DiVide Pictures, Milo executive produced the
dramedy Relationship Status which debuted at Tribeca and premiered in 2016
exclusively on the streaming video app Verizon G90. The show uses the lens of
social media to follow the interweaving lives of 30 some young people living in
New York and Los Angeles. The show's second and third seasons aired in 2017.
DiVide also has the project Kin in active development with Fox, a drama about a
tight-knit Florida law-enforcement family who become the primary suspects in the
disappearance of a notorious drug cartel leader following a DEA plane crash.
DiVide is also developing a new police drama, Greenlit with NBC and recently
sold three projects: Cordelia - a Latino take on King Lear, The End - a
multi-camera comedy, and Committed - a reality series project about couples in
various stages of their relationships.
Also through DiVide, Milo produced and starred in the web series Chosen,
which launched on the multi-platform entertainment network Crackle. Chosen is
comprised of six half-hour episodes, packed with non-stop action and shocking
plot twists. The show follows Ian Mitchell (Milo), a husband, father and lawyer
who awakens one morning to discover a mysterious box on his doorstep - and a
photo of a stranger he is instructed to kill within the next three days. The
show was so popular it had a second and third season and won a Seoul Drama Award
in 2015. Milo also produced The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad, a digital
series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college
students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity.
Milo is involved with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
organization (IAVA), which supports veterans who need help when they return home
from the war. He has visited the Middle East on a 10-day, three country USO tour
and spent time meeting with the servicemen and women of the armed forces, and he
made his second USO trip to Germany and Turkey and completed his third overseas
tour in 2018.
Milo currently resides in Los Angeles.
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