What is Milo Ventimiglia net worth and salary?
Milo Ventimiglia is an actor, director, and producer who has a net worth of $12 million. Milo Ventimiglia is best known for his roles in the television series ‘Gilmore Girls’, ‘American Dreams’, ‘Heroes’ and ‘This is Us’. He also had starring roles in the short-lived shows ‘Opposite Sex’, ‘The Bedford Diaries’, ‘Mob City’, ‘Chosen’ and ‘The Whispers’. On the big screen, Ventimiglia has appeared in such films as “Rocky Balboa,” “That’s My Boy,” “Kiss of the Damned,” “Grace of Monaco” and “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”
The first start of life and the beginning of the career
Milo Ventimiglia was born on July 8, 1977 in Anaheim, California, the youngest child of Carol and Vietnam War veteran Peter. He was born with damaged facial nerves that caused the left side of his mouth to remain immobilized. Ventimiglia is of Italian, Scottish and English descent and has two sisters named Laurel and Leslie. As a teenager, he attended El Modena High School in Orange; there, he was involved in a number of extracurricular activities, including wrestling, served as student governor president, and acted in dramatic productions. After graduating in 1995, Ventimiglia enrolled in a summer program at the American Conservatory Theater. He then studied theater at UCLA.
In 1995, Ventimiglia made his television debut in an episode of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” The following year, she was in episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. He later had his first leading role in the short film Must Be the Music, in which he played a gay teenager.
In the second half of the 1990s, Ventimiglia appeared in episodes of shows such as “EZ Streets”, “Brooklyn South”, “Kelly Kelly”, “One World” and “Promised Land”. He landed his biggest role to date in 2000 when he was cast as Jed Perry in the Fox teen drama Opposite Sex. However, the show was canceled after eight episodes. Ventimiglia found greater success with his next role as the angsty teenager Jess Mariano on “Gilmore Girls,” a role he played from 2001 to 2006. He followed that up with a recurring role on the third and final season of “American Dreams ”, playing rebel lover Chris Pierce. Next, Ventimiglia starred in the short-lived series “The Bedford Diaries”, which lasted for eight episodes in 2006.
Ventimiglia had his next major role from 2006 to 2010, playing superhero Peter Petrelli in the drama Heroes. After this, he appeared in episodes of “Suite 7”, “The Temp Life” and the animated series “Wolverine”. In 2013, Ventimiglia starred in two short-lived series: the TNT crime drama “Mob City” and the Crackle streaming thriller “Chosen.” Two years later, he had another starring role in the short-lived ABC sci-fi drama “The Whispers” and also appeared in episodes of “Gotham” and “The League.” Ventimiglia landed his most acclaimed role to date in 2016 when he began starring opposite Mandy Moore in the NBC drama This is Us. For his performance as middle-class family patriarch Jack Pearson,
For the first few seasons of “This is Us,” Milo earned $125,000 per episode. That came to about $2.25 million per season. In 2018, his salary per episode was increased from $125,000 to $250,000. That’s $4.5 million per season.
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In 1999, Ventimiglia made her feature film debut in the teen romantic comedy She’s All That with Freddie Prinze Jr. and Rachael Leigh Cook. In the same year, he had a role in the crime drama ‘Speedway Junky’. Later in 2003, Ventimiglia appeared in “Winter Break”. His later credits included the comedy “Dirty Deeds,” the horror films “Cursed” and “Stay Alive,” and the sports drama “Rocky Balboa,” in which he played the son of Sylvester Stallone’s titular boxer. In 2008, Ventimiglia had a breakout role as Dr. Teddy Gray in the horror film Pathology. The following year, he had memorable roles in the action films “Gamer” and “Armored”.
Ventimiglia began the 2010s with roles in “Order of Chaos,” “The Divide” and the comedy “That’s My Boy” with Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg. He then had leading roles in the horror films ‘Static’ and ‘Kiss of the Damned’. After this, Ventimiglia appeared in the comedy sequel “Grown Ups 2”, the action thriller “Killing Season” and the biographical drama “Grace of Monaco”. He later had a string of starring roles in Tell, Walter, Wild Card, and Madtown. Ventimiglia’s other notable credits included the supernatural horror film “Devil’s Gate,” the romantic comedy “Second Act,” and the literary adaptation “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” based on the novel by Garth Stein. He also reprized his role as Rocky Balboa Jr. in the spin-off sequel “Creed II.”
Directing and producing
Behind the camera, Ventimiglia directed and produced the 2007 web miniseries “It’s a Mall World,” which was part of an American Eagle Outfitters marketing campaign. He also directed episodes of “Suite 7” and “This is Us” and served as an executive producer on “The PET Squad Files” and “Chosen.”
From 2003 to 2006, Ventimiglia dated his Gilmore Girls co-star Alexis Bledel. She was later in a relationship with her “Heroes” co-star Hayden Panettiere from late 2007 to early 2009.
Raised as a lacto-vegetarian with his two sisters, Ventimiglia maintained his diet into adulthood. As a result, he was named the sexiest vegetarian by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in 2009. Additionally, Ventimiglia abstains from both smoking and drinking alcohol.