Jeremy London

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Jeremy London
Born Jeremy Michael London
(1972-11-07) November 7, 1972 (age 41)
San Diego, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Astrid Rohl (1996–?)
Melissa Cunningham (2006–2011) divorced 1 child
Website
jeremylondon.org

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.

Early life[edit]

London was born in San Diego, California, the son of Debbie (née Osborn), a waitress, and Frank London, a sheet metal worker.[1] 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.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

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 1995 he played T.S. Quint in Kevin Smith's second film, Mallrats.

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 a cast member during the fourth season of Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, which premiered on VH1 in December 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

London and his wife Melissa Cunningham were married in September 2006.[3] They divorced five years later. They have a son named Lyrik.[4]

Kidnapping incident[edit]

London was allegedly kidnapped on June 10, 2010 in the California desert[5] 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.[citation needed]

The illicit substance was crack cocaine or amphetamines, reports Radar Online. After nearly 12 hours of captivity, London claimed he escaped and contacted police about 2:35 a.m.[citation needed]

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.[6]

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."[7]

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.[8]

London's story was later corroborated by an investigating detective who revealed that Adams did, in fact, admit to the kidnapping at gunpoint.[9][10] Adams subsequently pled guilty to a felony violation of Penal Code section 236, False Imprisonment, and was sentenced to state prison.

Addiction[edit]

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.[3] 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.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film and television credits
Year Title Role Notes
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 Mallrats T.S. Quint
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 Happenstance Jeff TV movie
1997 Levitation Bob
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 Fatal Secrets Andy
2008 Grift, TheThe Grift Jackson Armstrong
2008 Strokes Wade Hamilton TV movie
2008 Ba'al Helm TV movie
2009 Do You Know Me Jake Farber TV movie
2009 Wolvesbayne Russel Bayne TV movie
2009 Chasing the Green Adam Franklin
2009 Laundry Policeman Two
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 The Divided Aaron
2010 Trance Whateley
2010 Drop Dead Gorgeous TBA
2010 Scavengers Black Devert Post-production
2010 Opponent Brooklyn Davis Post-production
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
2011 Alien Opponent
2011 Snow Beast Barry
2012 Don't Pass Me By Greg Phillips

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jeremy London Biography (1972–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "Rachel Uchitel, Jeremy London Sign Up for Celebrity Rehab 4 – PEOPLE TV Watch". Tvwatch.people.com. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  3. ^ a b Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Episode 4.3, Vh1, December 8, 2010
  4. ^ Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Episode 4.8, Vh1, January 5, 2011
  5. ^ Jeremy London at the Notable Names Database
  6. ^ "Jeremy London's family doubts kidnapping story – USATODAY.com". Content.usatoday.com. 2010-06-18. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  7. ^ Hall, Katy (June 22, 2010). "Jeremy London SPEAKS: Furious At Family For 'Outrageous Lies'". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  8. ^ Jeremy London (2010-06-24). "Is Jeremy London's Kidnapping Story Falling Apart?". E! Online. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  9. ^ "Detective's Testimony Corroborates Jeremy London's Story", Radar Online, October 12, 2010
  10. ^ David, Anna. "Jeremy London seeks redemption", CNN Entertainment, December 8, 2010
  11. ^ Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, Episode 4.7, Vh1, December 29, 2010

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