Meet Milo Ventimiglia, the Actor Behind Jack Pearson
The cast of NBC's This Is Us is filled with experienced actors, but they have all reached a new audience thanks to the hit freshman series from creator Dan Fogelman (Crazy Stupid Love). One of those actors is Milo Ventimiglia, who plays Jack Pearson.
Before This Is Us
, the biggest role Ventimiglia had was playing Rocky Baloboa's son in Sylvester Stallone's 2006 Rocky Balboa
. He also played Peter Petrelli on the original Heroes
and played Jess Marino on Gilmore Girls
. He returned to the role of Jess in the Netflix revival Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
. Ventimiglia also played The Ogre in three episodes of Gotham
On This Is Us
, the 39-year-old Ventimiglia plays Jack Person, the father of the Person children at the center of the show's present scenes. However, Jack was only seen in the past on This Is Us
, leaving the show with a central mystery for its first few episodes. Eventually we learned the truth: Jack died at some point before the show's present scenes began.
for a look at Jack's life on the show and a preview of what's to come. (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)