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Biography #2 (for Heroes)

Milo Ventimiglia stars in NBC's new ensemble drama series Heroes as Peter Petrelli, a male nurse and politician's younger brother who is plagued by nightmares that he can fly. Heroes follows the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

Ventimiglia recently starred in Tom Fontana's series The Bedford Diaries, which focused on a group of college students in a human sexuality class. He quickly garnered attention when he joined the casts of two critically-acclaimed television dramas: Gilmore Girls as the quiet and complicated Jess and NBC's American Dreams as a 1960s war radical. He was also a recurring character on David E. Kelley's drama Boston Public.

Before joining Gilmore Girls, audiences became familiar with Ventimiglia when he starred in the Fox series Opposite Sex, which secured him a holding deal with Warner Bros. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on primetime series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, C.S.I., Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Promiseland.

Segueing effortlessly between the big and small screen, Ventimiglia's passion for the art of acting keeps him drawn to both studio and independent features. He recently completed work on the sixth installment of the Rocky series, playing Sylvester Stallone's son in Rocky Balboa. His other film credits include the Disney film Stay Alive, the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson thriller Cursed, the indie film Dirty Deeds, Sheer Bliss and Massholes. Additionally, he starred in the short films Nice Guys Finish Last and Must Be the Music, which debuted at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews.

He currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding. He also has a passion for restoring vintage muscle cars.

Bio courtesy NBC for "Heroes" (20-Nov-2006)


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