Who is Milo Ventimiglia?
Milo Anthony Ventimiglia was born on 8 July 1977, in Anaheim, California USA, and is an actor, best known from gaining recognition through the TV series “Gilmore Girls”, in which he played the role of Jess Mariano. He also played the role of Peter Petrelli in the series “Heroes”.
The Net Worth of Milo Ventimiglia
How rich is Milo Ventimiglia? As of mid-2018, sources inform us of a net worth estimated at over $5 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s also appeared in numerous films throughout his career, and as he continues his endeavors, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Milo was born as the youngest child, with two older sisters, to father Peter who is a Vietnam War veteran, and mother Carol, of mixed Scottish, English and Italian (Sicilian) descent. He was born with what was called a crooked mouth as a result of damaged nerves on the left side of his mouth similar to that of Sylvester Stallone. He attended El Modena High School and during his time there, acted in drama productions.
After matriculating in 1995, he enrolled in the American Conservatory Theatre to study for their summer program, then continued his studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with theatre as his major. Around this time, he started pursuing acting roles too, and appeared in the short film “Must Be the Music” in the role of a gay teenager. He then landed a role in the TV series “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”, before going on to make guest appearances in numerous other television series, including “CSI:Crime Scene Investigation” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”.
Gilmore Girls and HeroesIn 2002, Ventimiglia joined the cast of the series “Gilmore Girls” during its second season, in the role of brooding teen Jess Mariano, and would continue in the role for the next two seasons. A spin-off of “Gilmore Girls” called “Windward Circle” based on his character was proposed, but it never found any traction. He became a recurring member of the show before ending his run, but around this time, he also appeared in “American Dreams”, and “The Bedford Diaries’.
Concurrent with television work, he also appeared in numerous films, mostly in supporting roles, in such as “Rocky Balboa”, “Stay Alive” and “Cursed”. In 2006, he became a part of the television show “Heroes” as Peter Petrelli, which is about a group of people discovering they have superpowers, staying with the show until its conclusion in 2010. During this time, his popularity grew significantly, and he was involved in the music video “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by Fergie, and had a role in the horror film “Pathology”, which co-starred Alyssa Milano.
— Milo Ventimiglia (@MiloVentimiglia) March 3, 2018
This Is Us and Later WorkAfter working on “Pathology”, Milo would then star in the thriller film “The Divide”, and also started to do voice work, as Wolverine in the English dub of “Marvel Anime: Wolverine”. He would also reprise his role in two other “Marvel Anime” series films – “Marvel Anime: Iron Man” and “Marvel Anime: Blade”. The only project he did not voice was “Marvel Anime: X-Men” as it required a different voice actor due to an older Wolverine being a part of the team. He then appeared in the short-lived series “Mob City”.
In 2016, Milo reprised his role of Jess Mariano in “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”, then later in the year starred in a new period drama series entitled “This Is Us”, opposite Mandy Moore, playing the role of patriarch Jack Pearson in the portrayal of a middle-class family during the 1990s in the US. Thanks to his performance, he received his first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Most recently, in 2017 Milo appeared in the film “Devil’s Gate” alongside Amanda Schull, and is currently involved in the shooting of two films – “Second Act”, and “The Art of Racing in the Rain”.
It is known that Ventimiglia has been linked to several actresses during his career. In 2002, he started a relationship with fellow “Gilmore Girls” co-star Alexis Biedel, which lasted until 2006. He was also known to have dated “Heroes” co-star Hayden Panettiere from 2007 to 2009, but he hasn’t come to notice in the last few years, and apparently remains single. According to an interview, he mentioned that he has maintained a lacto-vegetarian diet since he was a child; he also doesn’t drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes. He was named in 2009 as the Sexiest Vegetarian by the people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has also taken a United Service Organization tour in support of US troops in locations such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait.