Milo Anthony Ventimiglia was born on the 8th July 1977, in Anaheim, California USA, of Italian, British, French, Irish and Cherokee ancestry. He is an actor well known for his role of Peter Petrelli in the television series “Heroes” (2006 – 2010). Ventimiglia also starred in the series “Gilmore Girls” playing Jess Mariano, Rory Gilmore’s boyfriend, from 2001 until his final appearance in 2006. Milo has been active in the entertainment industry since 1995.
How much is the net worth of Milo Vertimiglia? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the overall size of the actor’s wealth is as much as $5 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Acting is the main source of Vertimiglia’s net worth.
Milo Ventimiglia Net Worth $5 Million
To begin with, he is the son of Carol Wilson and Peter Ventimiglia. Milo wanted to be an actor since he was a child, so at the age of 18, Milo began performing in auditions. He received a scholarship to study at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and later studied at the University of California but dropped out to work as an actor.
In 1995, he debuted with a role in the sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” with Will Smith, and then appeared in small roles in several films. Ventimiglia also participated in various commercials, including for the car brand Chrysler, the Apple iBook and the transmitter The WB and The CW. His breakthrough came with the role of Jess Mariano, the bad boy of the fictional town of Stars Hollow, in the television series “Gilmore Girls” (2001 – 2006). Meanwhile, he appeared in feature films including “Cursed” (2006) by Wes Craven, “Dirty Deeds” (2005) directed by David Kendall, “Stay Alive” (2006) directed by William Brent Bell and “Rocky Balboa” (2006) written and directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. Later, he played major roles in the series “Bedford Diaries” (2006), which was broadcast in the USA only. In 2006, the television series “Heroes” (2006 – 2010) was launched on the NBC, in which Milo landed the main role. Afterwards, he appeared in lead roles in the series “Mob City” (2013) and “Chosen” (2013 – 2014). Recently, he starred in the television film “The League” as well as feature films “Wild Card” (2015) and “Devil’s Gate” (2015). Since 2016, he stars in the series “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” and “This Is Us”. All these appearances have contributed steadily to his net worth.
In addition to acting, Ventimiglia is also known as a director and producer. In 2007, he directed the miniseries “It’s a Mall World”, followed by directing an episode of the television series “Suite 7”. Since 2013, he has produced the thriller series “Chosen” for the digital television network Crackle (Sony), and also played the lead role of Ian Mitchell. During the filming of the realistic action scenes he broke his nose.
Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have increased the outright size of Milo Ventimiglia’s net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he was in long-term relationships with the actresses Alexis Bledel (2002 – 2006) and Hayden Panettiere (2007 – 2009). Currently, he is single.
Starred in a season three episode of Gilmore Girls (2000), which was the backdoor pilot for a California-set spin-off titled "Windward Circle", that was to have starred Ventimiglia, Sherilyn Fenn and Rob Estes. The network dropped the project citing cost issues due to filming on location in Venice, California.
Started a production company named DiVide Pictures.
Milo and Heroes (2006) co-star Adrian Pasdar auditioned for roles in the proposed Gilmore Girls spin-off where Milo was to be the son of Pasdar's character. As there are only 12 years difference between them, the casting director said they would be better off playing brothers. Eight years later, they were playing brothers Peter (Milo) and Nathan (Pasdar) Petrelli in Heroes (2006).
He has a '67 Chevelle Super Sport named "Evelyn".
His father is of Italian (Sicilian) descent. His mother is of English and Scottish ancestry; half of her family is most recently from the American South, while the other half is composed of recent immigrants from England and Scotland (by way of Canada).
I'm sure I'll find something to do. Some kind of trouble to get into.
I drive the thing like a granny. I've only gotten one ticket in that car, and it was for an illegal left-hand turn.
The kid I play, Jess, moves to town. he's a troublemaker - he steals, drinks beer, smokes. He's seventeen - he shouldn't be doing any of this stuff.
I don't seek attention. If anything I'd rather blend in, remain anonymous.
I don't drink, I don't smoke, I don't do anything ... but I bowled like a crazy mouther.
I like to read, too. It's good because Jess carries a book all the time. If it's one I haven't read, I'll sit down and read between takes
I'm just a person and I'm not larger than life.
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.
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.
The Godfather 1 and 2, Goodfellas, The Matrix -- those are movies I can sit down and watch over and over again,
My favorite episode is 'Teach Me Tonight,' the one with the car accident [Jess trashed the car Dean had remodeled for Rory.] Alexis and I were both so tired and laughing and goofing off and having fun, so it was funny for me to watch.
On the WB holding deal: ... 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 a while.' That was an interesting thing.
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.
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.
I'm a homebody, I'd rather be in the kitchen cooking than hanging out in a bar.
I'm tough on the outside and soft on the inside [...] I'm really a shy guy.