|Born||Jeremy Michael London
November 7, 1972
San Diego, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Astrid Rohl (1996–?)
Melissa Cunningham (2006–2011) divorced 1 child
Jeremy Michael London (born November 7, 1972) is an American actor. He is best known for his regular roles on Party of Five, 7th Heaven, and I'll Fly Away, as well as a notable supporting role in the Civil War epic Gods and Generals.
London was born in San Diego, California, the son of Debbie (née Osborn), a waitress, and Frank London, a sheet metal worker. He was raised mainly in DeSoto, Texas. After divorcing Jeremy's father, his mother moved the family 13 times in six years. His identical twin brother, Jason, is older by 27 minutes and is also an actor. Jeremy has worked mostly in television while Jason has opted for a career in feature films. The two have only acted alongside each other once – in the February 3, 2003 episode of the WB's 7th Heaven, entitled "Smoking." They have also competed for the same role – Jeremy's first audition was for a part in the 1991 film The Man in the Moon, which Jason won, leaving Jeremy the part of his brother's stunt double.
London's first and second major television roles were playing Nathan on the critically acclaimed 1991–1993 drama series I'll Fly Away. His brother Jason stepped in for Jeremy for the final episode of the show.
In 1997, he joined the cast of the hit Fox series Party Of Five, playing Griffin for three seasons, after serving as a recurring guest star. He then went on to play a young minister named Chandler Hampton on 7th Heaven from 2002 to 2004. His 7th Heaven character had a father with lung cancer, much like Jeremy's real-life family members. He has since been in many TV serials, TV movies and feature films.
London was allegedly kidnapped on June 10, 2010 in the California desert and forced to smoke drugs at gunpoint, according to London. London was fixing a flat tire outside a hotel in Palm Springs when two men approached to help, local police confirmed in a statement. London claimed the men had a gun and forced him to drive to various locations throughout the city, purchase alcohol and use illicit drugs, police said in the statement.
London's car was found in a Palm Springs development called Gateway Estates, with an arrest made later that day – 26-year-old Brandon Adams, who was charged with kidnapping, robbery and vehicle theft. Adams initially pled not guilty, and London's family expressed doubts about the kidnapping story.
London later denounced his family for telling police "the most outrageous lies you've ever heard in your whole life." He said, "They told a bunch of lies saying this never happened. I haven't even seen them in six months. They have no idea what's going on," adding, "This actually did happen to me. It was one of the worst days of my life."
Brandon Adams, the kidnapper, claimed that London asked him to procure Xanax and OxyContin pills and also said that London voluntarily went joyriding with him in a quest to locate pills. Brandon claimed London was drinking alcohol and doing drugs in the car voluntarily the entire time.
London's story was later corroborated by an investigating detective who revealed that Adams did, in fact, admit to the kidnapping at gunpoint. Adams subsequently pled guilty to a felony violation of Penal Code section 236, False Imprisonment, and was sentenced to state prison.
London was a cast member during the fourth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which aired on Vh1 from December 2010 to January 2011, and depicted his treatment for addiction at the Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California. The third episode of that season depicted discussions involving him, Dr. Drew Pinsky and London's wife, Melissa Cunningham, who was simultaneously being treated for addiction herself at a separate wing of the Center. His father, Frank, also appeared in Episode 7, which was filmed during Family Day, in which the patients discussed the effect of addiction on their family relationships.
|1991||In Broad Daylight||Teenager 1||TV movie|
|1991||Seduction in Travis County, AA Seduction in Travis County||Delivery Boy||TV movie|
|1991–1993||I'll Fly Away||Nathaniel Bedford||TV series, appeared in 38 episodes|
|1993||Route 66||TV series, episode: "Everybody's a Hero"|
|1993||Angel Falls||Sonny Snow||TV series|
|1995||Breaking Free||Rick Chilton|
|1995||White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild||Mason|
|1995||Babysitter, TheThe Babysitter||Jack|
|1995–2000||Party of Five||Griffin Holbrook||TV series, appeared in 89 episodes|
|1995||Mother's Gift, AA Mother's Gift||Adult John Deal||TV movie|
|1997||Bad to the Bone||Danny Wells||TV movie|
|1997||Perversions of Science||Billy Rabe||TV series, episode: "Anatomy Lesson"|
|1998||Get a Job||Tony Thompson / Philip|
|1998||Defenders: Taking the First, TheThe Defenders: Taking the First||Wyman James||TV movie|
|1999||Journey to the Center of the Earth||Jonas Lytton||TV movie|
|2001||Romantic Comedy 101||Patrick||TV movie|
|2001||Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Chris||TV series, episode: "Flower Child"|
|2002–2004||7th Heaven||Chandler Hampton||TV series, appeared in 36 episodes|
|2003||Gods and Generals||Capt. Alexander 'Sandie' Pendleton|
|2003||Descendant||Ethan Poe / Frederick Usher|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Louis Jeffries||TV series, episode: "Out of Sight"|
|2006||What I Did for Love||James||TV movie|
|2006||Basilisk: The Serpent King||Dr. Harrison McColl||TV movie|
|2006||Kiss Me Again||Julian|
|2007||Tell Me You Love Me||Nate||TV series, appeared in 4 episodes|
|2008||Next of Kin||Chris|
|2008||Grift, TheThe Grift||Jackson Armstrong|
|2008||Strokes||Wade Hamilton||TV movie|
|2009||Do You Know Me||Jake Farber||TV movie|
|2009||Wolvesbayne||Russel Bayne||TV movie|
|2009||Chasing the Green||Adam Franklin|
|2009||Lost Dream||Dr. Reeves|
|2009||Terminators, TheThe Terminators||Kurt||Video|
|2010||House Under Siege||Ralph|
|2010||Q for Death||Detective Matt Lombardi||Video|
|2010||Drop Dead Gorgeous||TBA|
|2010||Hollywood & Wine||Jean Luc Marceau||Post-production|
|2010||Rain from the Stars||Randy||Post-production|
|2010||Scratching the Surface||Jake||Pre-production|
|2010||Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew||Himself|
|2012||Don't Pass Me By||Greg Phillips|
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- Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Episode 4.7, Vh1, December 29, 2010