Who is Jeremy Sisto?
Jeremy is an American actor known for his roles in film and television. He gained fame for portraying Billy Chenowith in the TV series “Six Feet Under” (2001-2005), then Detective Cyrus Lupo in “Law & Order” (2008-2010), while most recently, he has been portraying Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine in the TV series “FBI” (2018-2023), in addition to many other roles he’s had in his career.
Jeremy Sisto Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Jeremy Sisto was born on 6 October 1974 in Grass Valley, California, USA. He grew up with his mother, actress Reedy Gibbs, and older sister, Meadow Sisto, who is also an actress. His parents divorced, and his father, jazz musician Richard “Dick” Sisto, later remarried. Sisto spent his early years in the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains before the family eventually relocated to Chicago at the age of seven. He attended Hayfield Montessori School in Louisville, Kentucky, followed by Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. During this time, Sisto engaged with local theater companies, including Cherry Street Theater and the Absolute Theater Company. While still in high school, he made his film debut in “Grand Canyon”. Sisto’s career gained momentum after being accepted into UCLA, prompting him to pursue acting full-time.
Jeremy Sisto’s career started in 1991 with the role of Roberto in the drama film “Grand Canyon”, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, which revolves around the intersecting lives of various Los Angeles residents, starring Steve Martin, Mary McDonnell and Kevin Kline, among others.
Continuing his career in the ’90s, Jeremy Sisto appeared in several notable films – in 1995, he played the role of Elton Tiscia in the hit comedy “Clueless”, showcasing his versatility in a comedic role. The following year, Sisto starred as Frank Beaumont in the adventure drama “White Squall”, directed by Ridley Scott, then in 1997, he portrayed T. K. Lawrence in the crime thriller “Suicide Kings”, sharing the screen with an ensemble cast that included Christopher Walken.
Rise to Prominence
After a successful run in the ‘90s with a string of notable film roles, In 2001, Jeremy landed the pivotal role of Billy Chenowith in the HBO series “Six Feet Under”; the show ran for five seasons until 2005 and was a critical and commercial success, with Sisto’s performance as Billy earning him widespread praise and recognition.
Playing Billy was a defining role for Sisto’s career, considering the complex nature of the character with a troubled past and a history of mental illness. The success opened more opportunities for Sisto, and he continued to work in both film and on television.
Paige Turco & Jeremy Sisto as Perri Rosenberg & Tom Braeburn || Dead Dog (2001) pic.twitter.com/oxKOkxMIOo
— Paige Turco Interest (@paigeturcoint) July 24, 2017
In the early 2000s, Jeremy continued to build on his success with a range of diverse roles in both film and television projects. Sisto starred as Larry Pogue Sr. in “Angel Eyes” (2001), a romantic drama in which he played a supportive father figure to Jennifer Lopez’s character, a police officer, and appeared as Tom Braeburn in the 2001 crime film “Dead Dog”, which follows a man’s journey to retrieve his stolen dog while dealing with unexpected circumstances.
Sisto showcased his versatility in the horror genre with his role as Adam Stubbs in “May” (2002), a psychological thriller about a socially awkward woman’s descent into madness. In the same year, he made a cameo as himself, an actor from “Six Feet Under”, in the comedy film “Showboy”.
He played Jeremy in “Now You Know” (2002), a romantic comedy about a man trying to move on after being left at the altar, and in the same year portrayed Jackie in the 2002 comedy “Robbing ‘Hef’”, which follows the misadventures of friends attempting to steal a valuable item from Hugh Hefner’s mansion. In the critically acclaimed film “Thirteen” (2003), Sisto played Brady, the concerned father of one of the teenage girls spiraling into self-destructive behavior.
Jeremy continued to build on his success with a range of roles throughout the decade. In the horror film “Wrong Turn” (2003), Sisto portrayed Scott Korbee, one of a group of people hunted by inbred cannibals while stranded in a remote area. Then in the drama “In Memory of My Father” (2005), Sisto played Jeremy, a struggling actor who gathers his dysfunctional family to fulfill his late father’s final wish, leading to chaotic and comedic situations. Sisto next appeared as the Handcuffed Man in the psychological thriller “Unknown” (2006), in which five men wake up in a locked warehouse with no memory of who they are or how they got there.
He showcased his comedic talents in the romantic comedy-drama “Waitress” (2007), starring as Earl Hunterson, the husband of the film’s protagonist played by Keri Russell, as she navigates an unhappy marriage and her passion for baking. From 2006 to 2007, Sisto took on the main role of Lucian Knapp in the television series “Kidnapped”, a suspenseful drama centered around the kidnapping of a wealthy family’s teenage son, and the intricate web of conspiracies surrounding the event.
Sisto had a significant career milestone with his portrayal of Detective Cyrus Lupo in the long-running series “Law & Order” (2008-2010), in which he played a dedicated detective investigating complex crimes in New York City.
In the early 2010s, Jeremy Sisto continued his successful streak with notable roles and projects. From 2011 to 2014, Sisto took on the main role of George Altman in the television series “Suburgatory”, portrayingd a single father who moves with his daughter from the city to the suburbs, navigating the eccentricities and quirks of suburban life in a satirical and comedic way. Then in 2014, Sisto starred as Jimmy Price in the sports comedy “Break Point”, which he also wrote and produced.
In the second half of the 2010s, Jeremy Sisto continued to make a mark with his diverse roles in several projects. In the 2015 thriller film “Hangman”, Sisto starred as Aaron Miller and served as the producer. The film revolves around a detective and a criminal profiler who team up to catch a serial killer who bases his murders on the children’s game Hangman.
Sisto appeared as Mr. Faustin in the 2015 drama film “H8RZ”, which follows a group of high school students involved in a scandal and a web of secrets, then in the 2016 drama film “Love Is All You Need?”, Sisto portrayed the character of Mr. Thompson in a thought-provoking story set in a world in which homosexuality is the norm and heterosexuality is considered taboo.
From 2016 to 2018, Sisto took on the main role of Freddy Green in the television series “Ice”. The show revolves around the dangerous world of diamond trading, following the Green family as they navigate treacherous business dealings and criminal underworld connections.
In the miniseries “The Long Road Home” (2017), Sisto played the role of Sgt. Robert Miltenberger. The project is based on a true story of the 2004 ambush of American soldiers in Sadr City, Iraq, and the heroic rescue efforts that followed. In recent years, he has been entirely focused on “The FBI”, while he is now working on the horror-thriller film “Last Straw”, scheduled for release in 2024.
According to authoritative sources, Jeremy Sisto’s net worth is estimated at $6 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Children
Jeremy Sisto’s personal life has had its own milestones and commitments. On 30 August 1993 at the age of 18, he married actress Marisa Ryan in Las Vegas. However, they separated just two days later, despite which they remained legally married until their divorce was finalized on 21 June 2002.
In a later relationship, Sisto started dating Addie Lane, and on 5 June 2009, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Charlie-Ballerina Sisto. The couple tied the knot on 13 October 2009 at New York City Hall. They continued to expand their family, and on 9 March 2012, welcomed a son they named Sebastian Kick Sisto. The Sisto-Lane family now resides in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.
Additionally, Sisto has been practicing Transcendental Meditation since around 2001, showcasing his interest in meditation and mindfulness as part of his personal lifestyle.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Jeremy Sisto has brown hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 2ins (1.88m), while he weighs approximately 185lbs (84kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, but he has an athletic figure.