Jeremy Merton Sisto
October 6, 1974
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
(m. 1993; div. 2002)
|Relatives||Meadow Sisto (sister)|
Jeremy Merton Sisto (born October 6, 1974) is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is known for his recurring roles as Billy Chenowith in HBO's Six Feet Under and as NYPD Detective Cyrus Lupo in NBC's Law & Order. He also starred in the comedy Clueless (1995), the biblical television film Jesus (1999), the drama Thirteen (2003), and the horror film Wrong Turn (2003). In 2004, he portrayed bigoted baseball player Shane Mungitt in Take Me Out, for which he was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance in a Play. In 2006, Sisto starred in Festen on Broadway.
From 2011 to 2014, he starred as George Altman in the ABC sitcom Suburgatory, for which he was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Sisto co-wrote the screenplay for the comedy film Break Point (2014), in which he also starred. In 2015, he starred in A&E's The Returned. From 2016 to 2018, Sisto portrayed Freddy Green in the Audience Network drama series Ice. Since 2018, Sisto currently plays Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Jubal Valentine in the CBS drama series FBI.
Jeremy Sisto was born in Grass Valley, California, the son of Reedy Gibbs, an actress, and Richard "Dick" Sisto, a jazz musician and educator. Sisto has an older sister, Meadow Sisto, who is an actress mostly known for playing Caroline in the 1992 film Captain Ron. Sisto's parents divorced and his father was remarried to fabric artist Penny Sisto. Sisto lived with his mother and sister, and has said that his father's absence made parenting his own son more difficult. He was raised in the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains, before moving to Chicago at age seven. He attended Hayfield Montessori School in Louisville, Kentucky for first grade, then Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. Sisto worked with local theater companies Cherry Street Theater and the Absolute Theater Company. He appeared in the film Grand Canyon while attending high school. After he was accepted into the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), on a non-disclosure agreement, his career took off and he began acting full-time.
1984–99: Beginnings and Clueless
Sisto's first national acting exposure was in the 1984 music video for the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It". Sisto made his film debut in the 1991 drama Grand Canyon, starring Kevin Kline and Steve Martin. He followed this with roles in the television films Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992) and The Shaggy Dog (1994). In his early film and television career, Sisto played a killer in Hideaway (1995); a rich teen in Clueless (1995); a 20-something kidnapper in Suicide Kings (1997); Olympic gold medalist long-distance runner Frank Shorter in Without Limits (1998); Jesus Christ in the CBS miniseries Jesus (1999); and a widowed filmmaker in This Space Between Us (1999). He has also starred in the films Moonlight and Valentino (1995), White Squall (1996), Bongwater (1997), Some Girl (1998), and Playing by Heart (1998). In 1996, Sisto screen tested for the character of Jack Dawson in the James Cameron film Titanic alongside Kate Winslet, but ultimately lost out on the role to Leonardo DiCaprio. In 1998, he portrayed Frederick W. Seward in the TNT television film The Day Lincoln Was Shot.
2000–10: Six Feet Under and Law & Order
From 2001 to 2005, he portrayed Billy Chenowith in the HBO drama series Six Feet Under. For that work, he was twice nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series along with his co-stars. Sisto starred in the 2001 drama film Angel Eyes, alongside Jennifer Lopez. In 2003, Sisto starred in the drama film Thirteen, the romantic comedy The Movie Hero, and the horror film Wrong Turn. That same year, he also appeared in the series finale of The WB's teen drama series Dawson's Creek. Sisto then performed on the Los Angeles stage, playing the role of bigoted Southerner Shane Mungitt in Richard Greenberg's play Take Me Out, about a baseball player who announces he is gay; Sisto was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his role.
In 2006, he appeared in the Broadway play Festen at the Music Box Theatre. In the same year, he starred in the short-lived NBC drama series Kidnapped, top-lined the direct-to-video mystery horror film Population 436, and starred in the crime-thriller film Unknown. In July 2007, Sisto was featured in the Maroon 5 video for the song "Wake Up Call". He played a man who was sleeping with the girlfriend of Adam Levine. That same year, he appeared as Earl Hunterson opposite Keri Russell in the comedy-drama film Waitress.
In 2008, Sisto joined the cast of the NBC crime drama series Law & Order, as Detective Cyrus Lupo, replacing Milena Govich's Detective Nina Cassady as the partner of Jesse L. Martin's Ed Green. Sisto had already appeared on the show, as a lawyer, in the previous season's finale. Sisto stayed on for the series' final three seasons, and his character became partners with Anthony Anderson's Detective Kevin Bernard after Martin left the series near the end of season 18. Also in 2008, Sisto starred in the drama film Gardens of the Night, and voiced the role of Batman in the direct-to-video film Justice League: The New Frontier. In 2009, he played a Catholic priest, alongside Kristin Chenoweth as a prostitute, in the independent drama film Into Temptation. The following year, he starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Spirit Control at the New York City Center, gaining rave reviews for his performance as Adam Wyatt.
2011–present: Suburgatory, screenwriting debut and FBI
From 2011 to 2014, Sisto starred in the ABC comedy series Suburgatory, which premiered on September 28, 2011. He played the role of George Altman, the divorced father of the series' main character, for three seasons, after which the series was cancelled. Sisto was nominated for the 2013 Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as George. In 2011, he starred in the drama film Sironia, directed by Brandon Dickerson. In 2012, he starred as Sheriff Rowlings in the critically acclaimed science-fiction comedy-drama Robot & Frank. The following year, Sisto co-starred as Guy Karlsburg, alongside James Marsden and Claire Danes, in the comedy-drama As Cool as I Am.
In 2014, Sisto co-wrote the screenplay for the comedy film Break Point with Gene Hong. He also starred in the film and served as a producer. On June 5, 2014, it was announced that Sisto had joined the cast of Carlton Cuse's remake of The Returned for the cable channel A&E. The series lasted one season before it was cancelled by the network. He then voiced Talon in the animated direct-to-video film Batman vs. Robin. In 2015, Sisto produced and starred as Aaron Miller in the British thriller film Hangman, which had its premiere at South by Southwest. That same year, he joined the cast of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City. Sisto portrayed Detective Jack Roth, an LAPD officer searching for a serial killer on the Sunset Strip. The role was originally portrayed by Adam Rothenberg, but after the series was given its premiere date, the role was recast. It was poorly received by critics and was cancelled after airing only 3 episodes due to weak ratings by ABC.
Sisto was then cast alongside Archie Panjabi in ABC's drama pilot The Jury, but the project was not picked up to series. From 2016 -2018, Sisto starred as Freddy Green in Antoine Fuqua's Audience Network drama series Ice, opposite Cam Gigandet and Donald Sutherland. Jeremy Sisto currently portrays Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Jubal Valentine in Dick Wolf's CBS drama series FBI.
On August 30, 1993, Sisto married actress Marisa Ryan in Las Vegas; both were 18 years old at the time. Sisto and Ryan separated two days later but remained legally married until June 21, 2002, when their divorce was finalized.
On June 5, 2009, Sisto and then-girlfriend Addie Lane welcomed their first child, a daughter named Charlie-Ballerina Sisto. Sisto and Lane married on October 13, 2009, at New York City Hall. On March 9, 2012, the couple welcomed their second child, a son named Sebastian Kick Sisto. The family resides in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles.
|1994||The Crew||Timothy Grant|
|1995||Hideaway||Jeremy "Vassago" Nyebern|
|Moonlight and Valentino||Steven|
|1996||White Squall||Frank Beaumont|
|Suicide Kings||T. K. Lawrence|
|Three Women of Pain||Lance||Short film, Also executive producer|
|Oakland Underground||Nox Iluminata Leader|
|Without Limits||Frank Shorter|
|Playing by Heart||Malcolm||Uncredited|
|1999||This Space Between Us||Alex Harty|
|No Fear||Sonny James|
|The Bible Collection: Jesus||Jesus|
|The Auteur Theory||Jules||The Crap Shoot of Life segment only|
|2000||Track Down||Lance Petersen|
|Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta||Deke Masters||Short film|
|Angel Eyes||Larry Pogue, Sr.|
|Dead Dog||Tom Braeburn|
|Showboy||Himself - Actor, Six Feet Under|
|Now You Know||Jeremy|
|The Movie Hero||Blake Gardner|
|Wrong Turn||Scott Korbee|
|Something More||Luke||Short film|
|2004||Paranoia 1.0||Simon J.||Also co-producer|
|In Enemy Hands||Jason Abers|
|Dead & Breakfast||Christian|
|The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things||Chester|
|Film Trix 2004||Himself||Documentary short|
|2005||The Nickel Children||The Doctor|
|A Lot Like Love||Ben Miller|
|The Aviary||(special thanks)|
|In Memory of My Father||Jeremy|
|Clueless. Suck N' Blow - A Tutorial||Himself||Video documentary short|
|2006||Population 436||Steve Kady||Video|
|Kidnapped: Ransom Notes||Himself||Video short|
|The War Prayer||The Stranger||Short film|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Jimmy|
|Justice League: The New Frontier||Batman||Voice, Video|
|A Cat's Tale||Squirrel||Voice, Video|
|2009||Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead||Detective Wimbly|
|Into Temptation||Father John Buerlein|
|2010||Asleep in the Park||(producer, writer, director, cinematographer, editor)|
|Slippage||Composer, short film|
|2011||Hook, Line and Sinker||Gordon||Short film, Also executive producer|
|2012||Robot & Frank||Sheriff Rowlings|
|Blow Me||GoldenBoy||Short film|
|2013||Deep Dark Canyon||(the filmmakers wish to thank)|
|Kids Like You & Me||(producer)|
|As Cool as I Am||Guy Karlsburg|
|2014||Break Point||Jimmy Price||Also writer and producer|
|2015||Batman vs. Robin||Talon||Voice, Video|
|Hangman||Aaron Miller||Also producer|
|2016||The Other Side of the Door||Michael Harwood|
|Love Is All You Need?||Mr. Thompson|
|The Second Sound Barrier||Roger Valour||Short film|
|Girl Trip||Jonah||Short film|
|2017||Star Citizen: Lost and Found||Sam Doherty||Voice, Video short|
|2019||Frozen II||King Runeard||Voice|
|In the Footsteps of Elephant||Narrator||Documentary|
|2021||Last Night in Rozzie||Joey Donovan|
|Captain Tsunami's Army||Captain Tsunami||Post-production|
|1992||Sci-Fi Buzz||Himself - Hideaway||Episode: "Stan Winston/Jeff Goldblum/Adrian Paul|
|Desperate Choices: To Save My Child||Josh Ryan||TV film|
|1994||The Shaggy Dog||Trey Miller|
|1996||Out of Order||Episode: "Familiar Bonds"|
|1997||Duckman||Bobby||Voice, Episode: "With Friends Like These"|
|Rugrats||Larry||Voice, Episode: "Angelica Orders Out/Let It Snow"|
|1998||Real Life||James Barrett III||Unaired pilot|
|The Day Lincoln Was Shot||Frederick W. Seward||TV film|
|1998–1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Radio Announcer, D.J.||Voice, 2 episodes|
|1999||The '60s||Kenny Klein||TV film|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Thomas||Episode: "A New Life"|
|2001–2005||Six Feet Under||Billy Chenowith||Main role, 31 episodes|
|2003||The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards||Himself||Television special documentary|
|Julius Caesar||Gaius Julius Caesar||2-part movie|
|The Twilight Zone||Grady Finch||Episode: "The Executions of Grady Finch"|
|The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn||Himself||Episode: "25 June 2003"|
|Dawson's Creek||Christopher||Episode: "All Good Things..."|
|2003-2004||Ancient Egyptians||Narrator||2 episodes|
|Celebrity Poker Showdown||Himself||Episode: "Tournament 2, Game 3"|
|2005||World Poker Tour||Himself||Episode: "Hollywood Home Game VIII"|
|2006–2015||American Dad!||Mitch||Voice, 2 episodes|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Willie Evans||Episode: "The Fifth Quarter"|
|2006–2007||Kidnapped||Lucian Knapp||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2007||Numbers||AUSA Alvin Brickle||Episode: "The Art of Reckoning"|
|The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet||Himself||1 episode|
|Law & Order||Clint Glover||Episode: "The Family Hour"|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||Himself||Episode: "22 May 2007"|
|My Boys||Thorn||2 episodes|
|2008–2010||Law & Order||Detective Cyrus Lupo||Main role, 63 episodes|
|2010||Saturday Night Live||Himself||Uncredited|
Episode: "Zach Galifianakis/Vampire Weekend"
|Fashion News Live||Himself||1 episode|
|2011–2014||Suburgatory||George Altman||Main role, 57 episodes|
|2011-2021||The Talk||Himself - Guest||3 episodes|
|2012||The Wendy Williams Show||Self - Guest||2 episodes|
|Talk Stoop||Himself||Episode: "Faith"|
|Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen||Self - Guest||Episode: "Donald Faison & Jeremy Sisto"|
|Rachael Ray||Himself||Episode: "Surprise Wedding"|
|2012-2013||Big Morning Buzz Live||Himself||2 episodes|
|2012-2018||Live with Kelly and Ryan||Himself - Guest||3 episodes|
|2013||Air Force One Is Down||Fergus Markey||2-part movie|
|Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race||Himself||Television short|
|Hell's Kitchen||Himself - Restaurant Patron||Episode: "7 Chefs Compete: Part 2"|
|BlackBoxTV Presents||Jonathan||Episode: "Inside"|
|2014||Home & Family||Himself - Guest||Episode: "Jeremy Sisto/Bonnie Somerville/Daniel Lissing & Erin Krakow|
|The Queen Latifah Show||Himself||Episode: "Queen Goes Head-to-Head with the Hilarious Rhea Perlman and Suburgatory's Jeremy Sisto"|
|2015||The Today Show||Himself||2 episodes|
|The Returned||Peter Lattimore||Main role, 10 episodes|
|Rent Control||George||Episode: "George"|
|CollegeHumor Originals||Jeremy||Episode: "The Guy Who's Way Too Competitive (with Jeremy Sisto)"|
|Last Week Tonight with John Oliver||Cop||Episode: "Public Defenders"|
|American Music Awards 2015||Himself||Television special|
|Wicked City||Detective Jack Roth||Main role, 8 episodes|
|2015-2016||Made in Hollywood||Himself||2 episodes|
|2016||The Jury||Dan||Television film|
|2016–2018||Ice||Freddy Green||Main role, 20 episodes|
|2017||Celebrity Pages||Himself||1 episode|
|Steve||Himself||Episode: "LL Cool J/Jeremy Sisto"|
|The Long Road Home||Sgt. Robert Miltenberger||Miniseries|
|Heroes of the Long Road Home||Himself - Actor||Television film documentary|
|2018–present||FBI||Jubal Valentine||Main role|
|Entertainment Tonight||Himself - Guest Co-Host||1 episode|
|Hollywood Insider||Himself||Episode: "Reactions to premiere of 'Frozen 2'|
|2020||FBI: Most Wanted||Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jubal Valentine||Episode: "Reveille"|
|Hollywood Game Night||Himself - Celebrity Player||Episode: "7 Seconds of Kressley"|
|Robot Chicken||Episode: "Buster Olive in: The Monkey Got Closer Overnight"|
|To Tell the Truth||Himself - Panelist||Episode: "Yara Shahidi, Russell Peters, Michelle Buteau, Jeremy Sisto"|
|2021||The Real||Himself||Episode: "Jeremy Sisto"|
|TBA||Real Icon TV||Himself - Guest||Pre-production|
|1984||"We're Not Gonna Take It"||Twisted Sister|
|2007||"Wake Up Call" (Original and Director's Cut versions)||Maroon 5|
|2012||"Just Cuz"||Himself (as Escape Tailor)|
- Entertainment Tonight (2015) - Himself (2 episodes, 2015)
|2004||Take Me Out||Shane Mungitt||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles|
|2006||Festen||Michael Klingenfelt||Music Box Theatre, Broadway|
|2010||Spirit Control||Adam Wyatt||New York City Center, Off-Broadway|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series||Six Feet Under||Nominated|
|2003||Dahlonega International Film Festival||Jury Award for Best Actor – Feature Film||The Movie Hero||Won|
|Cinequest Film Festival||Special Jury Maverick Acting Award||Won|
|2004||Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award||Featured Performance in a Play||Take Me Out||Nominated|
|2006||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series||Six Feet Under||Nominated|
|2009||Newport Beach Film Festival||Achievement Award||Into Temptation||Won|
|2013||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actor in a Comedy Series||Suburgatory||Nominated|
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