Jeremy Garrett

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Jeremy Garrett

Born

San Diego,CA

Birth Name

Jeremy Vincent Garrett

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Jeremy Vincent Garrett
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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…more

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  • Trivia

    • 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.

    • He still talks with his "Sweet Valley High" co-star Cynthia Daniel who played his girlfriend on the show. They have a strong bond, a "brother-sister" relationship.

    • One of his major life outstanding achievements in the entertainment field was guest hosting an episode of the show "Kickin' It" in his own native home-town of San Diego, even garnering a Regional Emmy Nomination for it at the mere age of 18.

    • His full-name is "Jeremy Vincent Garrett"--he tends to go by his full name in his career so as not to be confused with the famous bluegrass singer Jeremy Garrett.

    • He speaks fluent Italian and does speak it when the entire family is together. Everyone in his family speaks it except for his father.

    • He returned to the screen as an actor after a seven-year absence as "The Good Conscience" in the Italian independent art-house short film "The Abandoned Circus" in 2012.

    • He modeled for many of the book covers of the "Sweet Valley High" series along with the entire cast of the TV version (portraying the plum role of Todd Wilkins).


    • His favorite TV show is the UK-based BBC series "Absolutely Fabulous."

    • He became well known with the role of Todd Wilkins on the TV show "Sweet Valley High," replacing Ryan James Bittle in Season Three.

    • His athletic hobbies are basketball, running and golf. He also does occasionally go swimming.

    • He has studied architecture and design, even majoring in it in college.

    • He has wanted to act since he was eight years old.

    • He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

    • He just loves George Michael and his favorite band is "Wham!"

    • He enjoys photography and has many snapshots he took while traveling in Europe, which he plans to have published someday.

    • His all-time favorite movie is "Shine."

    • Jeremy's interest in acting started in the high school drama club.

    • His favorite thing in the world to eat is his mother's native Italian home-cooking.

    • Jeremy's professional acting career began performing on-stage at the La Jolla Playhouse and the Old Globe Theatre in his hometown of San Diego.

    • His favorite music is Euro-dance and Gypsy music.

  • Quotes

    • 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.

    • Jeremy : My motto for life is: pick a job you like and you'll never have to work a day in your life.



      Jeremy : I'm Italian so that's my favorite food. I just love pasta, shellfish, shrimp and lobster. And sweet things are my weakness - especially cakes with cream.



      Jeremy : Many a time getting your first shot at a role is based on your look. You can get your foot in the door. But if your talent doesn't match your look then the door quickly closes.

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