Jeremy Garrett

Recent Role:

Clay Logan on Legacy

Born:

San Diego,CA

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  • Jeremy became interested in acting while taking drama classes in high school. He appeared as "Algernon" in The Importance of Being Earnest, as well as in several one-act plays. Jeremy's teacher encouraged him to continue. Jeremy began professionally as a model, but he continued to audition for the theatre and appeared at the La Jolla Playhouse in a festival of plays dealing with racism, and in Jason's Mask at the Old Globe in San Diego, as part of the Young Playwrights Festival. Jeremy describes his role in that play as very similar to that of "Todd" in Sweet Valley High, a jock who is a real jokester. After Jeremy completed shooting Sweet Valley High he had the opportunity to guest star in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Nick Freno, Hangtime and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, all of which allowed him to portray very different characters. Prior to joining Legacy and Sweet Valley High, Jeremy was one of the hosts of Kick'n It, on KPBS Television, for which he received a regional Emmy Award nomination. When Jeremy is not working, he enjoys the arts, including movies, theatre and visiting his relatives in Italy. From a family friend he developed another artistic outlet and enjoys photography as a hobby and would someday like to publish a book of his work he has shot in Europe. However, his true passion continues to be acting. And recently he's been working on Lies and the Wives We Tell Them to, however his role is still unknown. And post that, he seemed to have left the arena of professional acting--at least on film. He later returned to the screen in the short independent film "The Abandoned Circus."moreless

    Birth Name:

    Jeremy Vincent Garrett

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    San Diego,CA

    Also Known As

    Jeremy Vincent Garrett

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  • Quotes (6)

    • Jeremy: (His personal ultimate hook-up)I was modeling in Italy, and I had no idea how to get where I was supposed to go. So I asked a pretty girl on the street for directions and she took me there. I gave her my phone number and she called me a month later... after she broke up with her boyfriend!
      Jeremy: (His own personal idea of the perfect romantic getaway spot) The island of Capri in Italy. It's very clean, quiet and isolated, so I can really get to know a girl there.
      Jeremy: If I can trust a girl and she trusts me, I know we've got everything going on. But without total trust, feelings are about to get hurt.
      Jeremy: Sometimes I'll go to the record store, pick up some music I never heard before, and end up getting some really great stuff.
      Jeremy: When a girl keeps looking down at my shoes, I can tell she's really not into me.
      Jeremy: It's hard to tell people that you're good-looking. I know I had nothing to do with it. So I say, "Thank my parents. They're the ones with the good genes."

    • Jeremy Vincent Garrett: I'm still blown away that I'm on the show. I mean, last year I was waiting tables and now I'm playing Todd who has the total life. He never gets bad grades, he's the star basketball player and he's got a beautiful girlfriend.
      Jeremy Vincent Garrett: (On Golf): "My dad and I love to go out on the green and make fools of ourselves. I get loud and wear these funky clothes and little golf caps, which is, like, not done in golf. The other guys look at me and like, 'Who the Hell does he think he is?' That is until they see him slam a ball 500 yards--about the lengths of three football fields. I guess you can say I hit the ball pretty good. And the better you can play, the more you can get away with."

    • Jeremy Vincent Garrett: (On how it feels being cast on the "Sweet Valley High" TV show) "I'm still blown away that I'm on the show. I mean, last year I was waiting tables and now I'm playing Todd who has the total life. He never gets bad grades, he's the star basketball player and he's got a beautiful girlfriend."
      Jeremy Vincent Garrett: (On Golf): "My dad and I love to go out on the green and make fools of ourselves. I get loud and wear these funky clothes and little golf caps, which is, like, not done in golf. The other guys look at me and like, 'Who the Hell does he think he is?' That is until they see him slam a ball 500 yards--about the lengths of three football fields. I guess you can say I hit the ball pretty good. And the better you can play, the more you can get away with."

    • Jeremy Garrett: (What do you remember the most about Sweet Valley High?) I just remember that that was the first thing. I'd never been in this town before or seen the working environment on a television set. I was going crazy working every day for two years straight and getting to do something I love, it was a privilege. I remember my good friend Cynthia Daniel, she played my girlfriend Elizabeth and she was such a sweetheart. She was the most kind, giving, helping person and she made things a lot easier on me. We've kept in touch over the years. She played my girlfriend so we were always together and we just had a blast. We became like brother and sister, it was a lot of fun.
      Jeremy Garrett: (What was his favorite role?) I think Buffy was the most fun because I got to play a real jerk who gets really beat up by Buffy. It was so much fun. That was a while ago now. She slams my head against the steering wheel of a car and breaks my nose. Of course we had to choreograph everything so it becomes something like a dance. It looks real but no one gets hurt.
      Jeremy Garrett: (On doing classical Shakespearean theater): "It blows my mind how, no matter what they say in Shakespeare plays, it sounds beautiful. Instead of just say 'good-bye, ' you say a ten-line poem which is so beautiful. No wonder girls commit suicide over you."
      Jeremy Garrett: (On getting the role of Todd Wilkins on the short-lived "Sweet Valley High" TV show): "I was at college in San Diego when my modelling agent called me and said there was an audition for a TV role he thought I'd be good for, so I went along. I hadn't been acting much because I was concentrating on my studies, but I went and did three auditions in three days, and that was that!"

    • Jeremy Garrett: The only time I get butterflies is when I go on a date for the first time - I get so scared of messing up. But I just take a couple of deep breaths and start talking.
      Jeremy Garrett: I write in my spare time. I've just about finished a screenplay about a young boy who has to choose between his girl and the Mafia. I'm going to play the lead!
      Jeremy Garrett: I grew up in San Diego and my dad bought me a camera one day. He said that I should take a photography class. I thought, 'Ugh, what am I going to do with a camera, I'll be stuck taking family photos all the time.' But you know what, I fell in love with it. Then I started assisting a photographer in San Diego and then here in L.A. I wanted to go into fashion photography, travel around the world doing pictorials for magazines, I'm so into that. But sometimes you have two loves and you have to decide which one is loving you more.
      Jeremy Garrett: I was never a jock. I was more into theatre than sports - though I did play basketball. In my last year of high school I really concentrated on theater. My drama teacher really helped and encouraged me - he made me want to become an actor. I'd only done theater before Sweet Valley High, never television. I was in a few stage productions in the San Diego area. I found that it was such a wonderful thing to do. I really enjoyed playing characters. Before I became an actor i was a model. I worked in Paris, Tokyo and Milan modelling clothes on the catwalk for all the top fashion houses.

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    Trivia (24)

    • He has a pouty mouth and his lips are often pursed.

    • He has a speech drawl in the tradition of Jack Nicholson, Christian Slater or James Spader.

    • He tends to play handsome and snaky high school students or collegiates on the make.

    • He claims the main reason he wanted the role of on the UPN drama "Legacy" is it was as far away from the alpha-male high-school jock as possible (which is the role he had been playing mostly up until then).

    • His sign is an Aries.

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