Milo Ventimiglia

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Milo Ventimiglia

Born

7/8/1977, Anaheim, California

Birth Name

Milo Anthony Ventimiglia

Gender

Male

Also Known As

Milo Anthony Ventimiglia, Mi, Milo Ventimilia
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Biography

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Milo wanted to be an actor since he was eight years old, and it was at that age that he predicted to his parents that he would win an Academy Award in twenty years time. Although Milo was born in Anaheim, Californina, he was raised in Orange, California.…more

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  • Trivia

    • Milo is close friends with Heroes co-stars, Adrian Pasdar and Kristen Bell. He is also close friends with Sophia Bush.

    • Milo Ventimiglia is the creator of the D.S.C. (Divide Social Club), along with Russ Cundiff and Dino Demilio. It is a company actively involved in clothing design as well as the creation of original digital content for the Internet and the Wireless space.

    • Milo is 5' 9" (1.75 m) tall.

    • Honors:
      - Milo was featured on the cover of the March 2003 issue of YM as one of "The 10 Hottest Guys on TV."
      - Milo was one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive in 2006.
      - Milo was nominated as one of PETA's sexiest vegetarians of 2007.
      - Milo was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.

    • Favorites:
      Color: Black
      Book: The Long Walk by Richard Bachman
      Movies: The Matrix, Blow, The Godfather, The Godfather 2,Those Good Boys and Goodfellas
      Actors: Sean Penn and Edward Norton
      Bands: The Hives, The Clash, The Strokes, Deftones, A Tribe Called Quest, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and No Doubt
      Directors: Orson Wells, Michael Mann, and Martin Scorsese
      Gilmore Girls episode: "Teach Me Tonight"

    • Milo's production company Divide Pictures will produce their very own comic limited editon series Rest published by Devil's Due. The main character of the comic will look like Milo.

    • Milo has his very Heroes character Peter made by trading card company Topps. He will also have action figures of his character Peter Petrelli from Heroes by Mezco Toyz.

    • Milo and Sophia Bush are friends. They are both members of M.S.L.A. Society (National Multiple Sclerosis Society).

    • In January 2008, Milo and Hayden Panettiere, Heroes co-stars began dating, until they called it quits in February 2009.

    • Milo has interests in directing and producing. He owns Divide Pictures with partner Russ Cundiff and Dino DeMilio. He is producing and starring in the first episode of a series of holiday-themed stop-animation short films for American Eagle Outfitters called AE Winters Tale. The digital shorts also feature Lil Jon, Kristen Bell, Pete Wentz and Adrianne Palicki. Milo has already directed and produced 13 episodes of It's a Mall World for American Eagle Outfitters in 2007.

    • Milo does not smoke or drink alcohol.

    • In 2007 Milo was nominated for an award, from "Teen Choice Awards", starring in the new hit TV show Heroes.

    • Milo appears in Fergie's music video "Big Girls Don't Cry."

    • Milo donated the leather jacket he wore playing Jess on Gilmore Girls to an auction benefiting the Musicians Assistance Program.

    • Milo donates to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. A favored charity of many people who work on Gilmore Girls.

    • Milo played Rocky Balboa Jr. in the sixth installment of the Rocky franchise Rocky Balboa.

    • Milo's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both the studio and independent features.

    • Milo's Gilmore Girls spin-off, Windward Circle, was cancelled because of the high cost of filming in Venice, California.

    • Milo is an accomplished cook.

    • Milo interned at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

    • Milo's mom, Carol, is a teacher and his dad, Peter, is a salesman. He has two older sisters, one of them is named Rose. One of his sister works in publishing and the other sister is a photographer.

    • Milo is right-handed.

    • Milo dated his Gilmore Girls co-star Alexis Bledel for four years from 2002 to 2006.

    • Milo was onced asked by an agent to shorten his last name to Venti.

    • Milo was a member of the National Honor Society.

    • Milo was in the Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E) program in elementary school.

    • Milo has attended La Veta Elementary, El Modena High School, and UCLA. While at UCLA, he studied Theatre.

    • Milo was featured in the 2005 film Dirty Deeds, as Zach Harper, which also features a small role from Arielle Kebbel, who also had a recurring role in Gilmore Girls as Dean's wife.

    • In high school, Milo was the senior class president, wrestler (wrestled in the 119 pound group), Associated Student Body president, a member of the drama club and was voted Outstanding Senior Boy Graduate by his school's faculty.

    • Milo has a star tattoo on his right bicep.

    • In December 2003, Milo appeared in a commercial for T-Mobile cell phone service.

    • Milo didn't audition for his role in the 2006 film The Bedford Diaries. The WB wanted only Milo for the role.

    • The part of Chris Pierce on American Dreams was written specifically for him after he met with the show's creators.

    • When Milo was younger, his sisters liked to dress him up as Madonna.

    • Milo's mouth is crooked because he was born with dead nerve endings in his lower lip.

    • Milo has a '67 Chevelle he named Evelyn and a 2002 Chevy Tahoe named Sylvia.

    • Milo's hobbies includes renovating his 40-year old house, snowboarding, skateboarding, and restoring muscle cars made between 1964 and 1972.

    • Milo's mother was a fan of Gilmore Girls prior to him being on the show.

    • Milo is of Sicilian Italian, descent on his father's side, whilst a combination of Irish, English, Scottish, French, Cherokee and Blackfoot descent on his mother's.

    • Although Milo originally said he wouldn't appear in Gilmore Girls again unless Jess was being killed off, he changed his mind, and returned for two episodes: "Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out" on November 8, 2005, and then again on April 11, 2006 for the episode "The Real Paul Anka."

    • Milo has been a lacto-vegetarian since he was a child.

  • Quotes

    • Milo: (Talking about Britney Spears) I met her once, a long time ago. Nice girl. I'm sure she's still nice… with two kids.

    • Milo: (Talks about the use of 'Ultradome') My whole life has been spent engaged with friends in intellectual debate... like whether Captain Kirk is tougher than Spock or if Middle Earth is a more difficult place to live than Tatooine. With 'Ultradome,' we can bring these debates to the public and settle them in the most logical way possible: through armed combat.

    • Milo: (On Milo's potentially casting himself in the movie version of his comic Rest his company produce) With Rest, it was a natural fit, but I don't want everything to be Milo-centric. It doesn't matter if the character or the actor playing him has dark hair or light hair or blue eyes or brown eyes. It's unnecessary to have someone look like me. I just want us to tell great stories.

    • Milo: (After learning about koalas in Sydney, Australia) I'd love to hold a koala. They sleep 22 hours a day, eat eucalyptus leaves and just hang out. I want to spend some time with that guy.

    • Milo: (On continuing with Heroes) I'm a real guy, and I also have a contract that I hope to honor. So I'll be on the show, I think, as long as they would have me and as long as I'm obligated to it and put my best work forward, and I'll leave everything else up to time. I've got other ambitions, but when it comes to the show, and when we're in production, that's what I'm doing.

    • Milo: (On which comic books he read as a child) Batman. He doesn't have a power, he's just f****** crazy. If you think about it, that's what he is. He's very smart, really educated, built and just f****** crazy.

    • Milo: Sometimes I'm just walking around and I hear a high-pitched squeal. It's flattering, but it's hard for me to stomach the fact that people think I'm hot. To be honest, my nose is crooked from being broken so many times while wrestling, and my ear aren't even the same shape. I don't seek attention. If anything, I'd rather blend in, remain anonymous.

    • Milo: My best friend growing up was a lot like Jess. He was really smart, fun to hang around, and always got the girls. I was the halo-and-wings type. If a friend said he was going out with me on a school night, his parents were actually happy about it.

    • Milo: (Peter and the metaphor "You're only as good as the company you keep") I know I've felt very strongly in favor of that metaphor in the past. If you want to be a positive, influential person, hang out with positve people. Adversely, if you want to walk a dark path, seek company with those that walk in the shadow.

    • Milo: Even though it is a terrifying prospect, I feel that Peter accepts his new role in the greater scheme of things and wouldn't be content to stay static like he had been before, regardless of job or personal life.

    • Milo: (Family feeling on the set of Heroes) It's a working machine. For any one of us to fall out of step with our characters' responsibility would throw off the way it all operates. Being a character that interacts with several of the heroes does keep me a little more involved, but at the end of the day, some of the closest cast rarely work together.

    • Milo: (How he and Adrian created a bond that allows them to act as brothers) Not anything that we have done so much as something that just kinda happened. Adrian is an incredibly giving person. Giving with his time, giving with his talent, giving with his support as a family man. It was just a natural fit that he and I have a bond, on screen as well as off screen, that resembles that of brothers.

    • (On the possibility of being killed on Heroes)
      Milo: You have to pay attention to the work on the page and make it as good as possible because it could be your last.

    • (on the new "Rocky" movie)
      Milo: I think people are looking at it as sort of a redemption for ["Rocky V"].

    • Milo: My sisters and mom raised me to respect women and open doors for them.

    • Milo: (on his personal motto) Enjoy every moment.

    • Milo: Sometimes I'm an ass, sometimes I'm sweet as peaches.

    • Milo: 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.

    • Milo: I'm tough on the outside and soft on the inside... I'm really a shy guy.

    • Milo: I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar.

    • Milo: (on the WB holding deal) Basically? Yeah! 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 awhile.' That was an interesting thing.

    • Milo: The Godfather 1 and 2, Goodfellas, The Matrix--those are movies I can sit down and watch over and over again.

    • Milo: I'm happy to be on a show that's bridging that gap of 'Okay, I'm not a teenager anymore, I'm a man.'

    • Milo: I was used to playing misled youth, rough-and-tumble guys. It was nice to get back to a big-hearted, warm and gentle soul, a guy who is destined for something a lot larger than he ever expected.

    • Milo: 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.

    • Milo: (on his favorite episode of Gilmore Girls) My favorite episode is "Teach Me Tonight," the one with the car accident. Alexis and I were both so tired and laughing and goofing off and having fun, so it was funny for me to watch.

    • Milo: 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.

    • Milo: 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.

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