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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 8 July 1977Anaheim, California, USA
Birth NameMilo Anthony Ventimiglia
Nickname Mi
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Milo Ventimiglia is an American actor. He was born in Anaheim.

First coming of notice playing the reckless and too smart for his own good 'Jess' on WB's "Gilmore Girls", Ventimiglia moved on to NBC's "American Dreams", WB's "Bedford Diaries" (working with Tom Fontana) and finally landing back on NBC with their international phenomenon, "Heroes". Ventimiglia then appeared in TNT's "Mob City". Helmed by Frank Darabont and taking place in 1947 Los Angeles, Ventimiglia plays Ned Stax a fixer for Bugsy Seigels crime syndicate.

Ventimiglia's film work includes both studio and independent movies, comedy and drama. Known for darker films "Pathology" (helmed by Neveldine/Taylor) and "The Divide" (directed by Xavier Gen), Ventimiglia also spent time on two comedies with Adam Sandler. Last years "That's My Boy" and "Grown Ups 2". Other releases include: "Killing Season" along side Robert Deniro and John Travolta, and the Weinstein companies "Grace of Monaco" starring Nicole Kidman, who plays princess Grace Kelly. Ventimiglia plays Kelly's press agent Rupert Allan.

Behind the camera Ventimiglia and his partner at Divide Pictures Russ Cundiff are involved in traditional content having sold TV shows to NBC, SyFy and FX, and producing the independent feature TELL which Ventimiglia co-starred along side of Jason Lee and Katee Sackoff as well as STATIC, which Ventimiglia co-starred with Sarah Shahi and Sara Paxton. Ventimiglia also produced the web-series Chosen, now in it's second season for Sony's Crackle as well as directed other digital projects for American Eagle Outfitters, Cadillac, GQ and Liberty Mutual. Divide Pictures' latest web-series "The P.E.T. Squad" Files for CW's Seed, is about a group of amateur ghost hunters who chase fame without having seen an actual apparition. The show launches summer 2013 from San Diego Comicon. Ventimiglia's passion for comic books led him to produce two titles for Top Cow / Image Comics "Rest" and "Berserker"

Ventimiglia spends his free time working with vets through the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America as well as taking USO tours to troops abroad.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: DiVide Pictures

Trade Mark (1)

His self-described "crooked" mouth

Trivia (27)

Has been a vegetarian since childhood.
Directed the 2003 and 2004 WB Image Campaigns for popular shows such as Gilmore Girls (2000), One Tree Hill (2003), 7th Heaven (1996), etc... Some of the WB stars he directed included David Boreanaz, Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Jamie Kennedy, James Marsters, Rose McGowan, Allison Mack, Chad Michael Murray, James Lafferty, Beverly Mitchell and Reba McEntire.
The part of Chris Pierce on American Dreams (2002) was written specifically for him after he met with the show's creators.
He attended El Modena High School in Orange, CA. He graduated in 1995.
Boyfriend of Gilmore Girls (2000) co-star Alexis Bledel from 2002 to 2006.
His father is of Italian (Sicilian) descent. His mother is of English and Scottish ancestry; half of her family is most recently from the American South, while the other half is composed of recent immigrants from England and Scotland (by way of Canada).
He has a '67 Chevelle Super Sport named "Evelyn".
Milo and Heroes (2006) co-star Adrian Pasdar 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).
Started a production company named DiVide Pictures.
Close friend of Heroes (2006) co-star Kristen Bell.
Similar to his fellow Gilmore Girls (2000) cast, also donates to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, one of his favorite charities.
His favorite book is The Long Walk (Richard Bachman).
Close friend of Sophia Bush.
He has a great interest in directing.
His Favorite Bands are The Strokes, Deftones, A Tribe Called Quest, The Hives.
Starred in a season three episode of Gilmore Girls (2000), which was the backdoor pilot for a California-set spin-off titled "Windward Circle", that was to have starred Ventimiglia, Sherilyn Fenn and Rob Estes. The network dropped the project citing cost issues due to filming on location in Venice, California.
Is the ex-boyfriend of Heroes (2006)co-star Hayden Panettiere; the press dubbed them "Haylo".
Milo ranked #2 of 20 on DC's list of Hottest Comic Hunks, losing the #1 spot to Hugh Jackman.(2009).
Ventimiglia took a United Service Organization (USO) tour from July 6 to 12, 2008 in support of American troops in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Close friend of Heroes (2006) co-star Adrian Pasdar.
Has a tattoo of a star on his upper arm. It's a reference to a lyric in an Elvis Presley song, Pocketful of Rainbows, which says "got a pocketful of rainbows, got a star up my sleeve".
Supported Senator Barack Obama's bid to win the Democratic nomination for the 2008 presidential election.
Has two older sisters, Leslie and Laurel, born circa 1973 and 1975.
Starring in Fergie's video for "Big Girls Don't Cry". [June 2007]
His self-described 'crooked mouth' is a result of dead nerves, which cause the left side of his mouth to remain immobile.
Reportedly, Milo was named after the character Milo Minderbinder in Joseph Heller's WWII novel Catch-22.

Personal Quotes (16)

I'm tough on the outside and soft on the inside [...] I'm really a shy guy.
I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar.
It's [high school] an interesting time in your life because you're trying to act older and mature but you really have no idea what you're doing. You're scared and it's okay to be scared. It's okay to not know completely what you want or what you should be doing and to stumble a little bit.
Every job built my career in some way or made me grow as a person or I got to meet someone great. I had one line on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, but I met Will Smith and he took 20 minutes out of his day to talk to the kid with one line. To this day, I think that guy is amazing because of that.
On the WB holding deal: ... They said, 'Here's a lot of money and don't work for anybody else. We don't have anything for you, so you're going to be sitting for a while.' That was an interesting thing.
My favorite episode is 'Teach Me Tonight,' the one with the car accident [Jess trashed the car Dean had remodeled for Rory.] Alexis and I were both so tired and laughing and goofing off and having fun, so it was funny for me to watch.
The Godfather 1 and 2, Goodfellas, The Matrix -- those are movies I can sit down and watch over and over again,
I just try not to subscribe to the ways of celebrity. I'm not a celebrity, I'm a working actor. A lot of the events -- the parties and the premieres that people go to to get noticed -- I'm just not into. I'll hang out with my friends, go see punk shows, read at home. At the same time, I have a production company, which is a lot of work.
Oh my God. Nothing against the [teen] magazines because they definitely have their purposes, but I don't want to answer questions like "Do you have a girlfriend?" and "What is your favorite color?" Answering more adult questions is more intriguing and that's the vibe I'd like to give off.
I'm just a person and I'm not larger than life.
I like to read, too. It's good because Jess carries a book all the time. If it's one I haven't read, I'll sit down and read between takes
I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do anything ... but I bowled like a crazy mouther.
I don't seek attention. If anything I'd rather blend in, remain anonymous.
The kid I play, Jess, moves to town. he's a troublemaker - he steals, drinks beer, smokes. He's seventeen - he shouldn't be doing any of this stuff.
I drive the thing like a granny. I've only gotten one ticket in that car, and it was for an illegal left-hand turn.
I'm sure I'll find something to do. Some kind of trouble to get into.

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