Sisto on the set of Into Temptation (2009)
|Born||Jeremy Merton Sisto
October 6, 1974
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of California|
|Relatives||Meadow Sisto (sister)|
Jeremy Merton Sisto (born October 6, 1974) is an American actor, producer, and writer. Sisto has had recurring roles as Billy Chenowith on the HBO series Six Feet Under (2001–05), and as NYPD Detective Cyrus Lupo on NBC's drama series Law & Order (2008–10). He also starred in the comedy Clueless (1995), the biblical film Jesus (1999), the drama Thirteen (2003), and the horror film Wrong Turn (2003). In 2006, he starred in the Broadway play Festen.
From 2010 until its ending in 2014, he starred as George Altman in the ABC sitcom Suburgatory. 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, an adaptation of the French series of the same name.
Sisto was born in Grass Valley, California, the son of mother Reedy Gibbs, an actress and farmer, and father Richard "Dick" Sisto, a farmer, jazz musician, and educator. Sisto has a sister named Meadow Sisto, who is an actress mostly known for playing Caroline in the 1992 film Captain Ron. Sisto's parent's divorced and his father was remarried to an artist named 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 Chicago and attended the Francis W. Parker School. Jeremy Sisto appeared in the film Grand Canyon while attending high school. After studying at UCLA he began acting full-time.
Sisto played a killer in Hideaway, a rich brat in Clueless and White Squall, Jesus in the eponymous miniseries, a patient diagnosed with multiple personality disorder in the short film Inside, a former drug addict in Thirteen, and an abusive husband in Waitress. Sisto also played the character Billy in the HBO series Six Feet Under. He also appeared in the 2003 finale of The WB's Dawson's Creek; afterward he performed on the Los Angeles stage 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 also screen tested for the role of Jack Dawson in Titanic with Kate Winslet, but ultimately lost out to Leonardo DiCaprio.
Besides acting, Sisto has worked behind the scenes. In 1998, he produced the unreleased movie Taken, together with his friend Ethan Embry. He also produced the films Three Women of Pain and Paranoia 1.0. In April 2003, he started his own production company, Dima Entertainment. In 2006, he appeared on Broadway in Festen. In the same year, he starred in the short-lived NBC drama series Kidnapped. 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.
In 2008, Sisto joined the cast of the crime drama Law & Order as Detective Cyrus Lupo, replacing Milena Govich's Detective Nina Cassady as the partner of Jesse L. Martin's Ed Green. He had previously 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 eighteen. He voiced Batman in the direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier.
Sisto starred in the American television comedy series Suburgatory, which premiered on ABC in the fall of 2011. He played George Altman, the divorced father of the series' main character, George's daughter Tessa. Sisto played the role for three seasons, after which Suburgatory was cancelled. In 2015, he joined the cast of ABC's anthology drama Wicked City.
On June 5, 2009, Sisto and girlfriend Addie Lane had a daughter, Charlie Ballerina. Sisto and Lane married in October 2009 at City Hall in New York City. On March 9, 2012, Sisto and Lane had their second child, a boy named Bastian Kick Sisto. BuddyTV ranked him #98 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
|1992||Desperate Choices: To Save My Child||Josh Ryan||Television film|
|1994||The Crew||Timothy Grant|
|1994||The Shaggy Dog||Trey Miller||Television film|
|1995||Moonlight and Valentino||Steven|
|1996||White Squall||Frank Beaumont|
|1997||Three Women of Pain||Lance||Short film|
|1997||Oakland Underground||Nox Illuminata leader|
|1998||The Day Lincoln Was Shot||Frederick Seward||Television film|
|1998||Without Limits||Frank Shorter|
|1998||Playing by Heart||Malcolm||Uncredited|
|1999||This Space Between Us||Alex Harty|
|1999||The Auteur Theory||Jules|
|2000||Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta||Deke Masters||Short film|
|2000||Track Down||Lance "Icebreaker" Petersen|
|2001||Angel Eyes||Larry Pogue|
|2001||Dead Dog||Tom Braeburn|
|2002||Now You Know||Jeremy|
|2003||The Movie Hero||Blake Gardner|
|2003||Something More||Luke||Short film|
|2004||In Enemy Hands||Jason Abers|
|2004||Dead & Breakfast||Christian|
|2004||The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things||Chester|
|2005||The Nickel Children||The Doctor|
|2005||A Lot Like Love||Ben Miller|
|2005||In Memory of My Father||Jeremy|
|2006||Population 436||Steve Kady||Direct-to-video|
|2007||The War Prayer||The Stranger||Short film|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Jimmy|
|2008||Justice League: The New Frontier||Batman||Voice; direct-to-video|
|2008||A Cat's Tale||Squirrel||Voice; direct-to-video|
|2009||Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead||Detective Wimbly|
|2009||Into Temptation||Father John Buerlein|
|2011||Hook, Line and Sinker||Gordon||Short film|
|2012||Robot & Frank||Sheriff Rowlings|
|2012||Blow Me||GoldenBoy||Short film|
|2013||As Cool as I Am||Guy|
|2014||H8RZ Haters||Mr. Faustin|
|2015||Batman vs. Robin||Talon||Voice; direct-to-video|
|2015||Love Is All You Need?||Mr. Thompson||In post-production|
|2015||The Other Side of the Door||Michael||In post-production|
|2015||Girl Flu||Arlo||In post-production|
|1997||Duckman||Bobby||Voice; episode: "With Friends Like These"|
|1997||Rugrats||Larry||Voice; episode: "Angelica Orders Out/Let It Snow"|
|1998||The Wild Thornberrys||DJ||Voice; episode: "Vacant Lot"|
|1999||Radio Announcer||Voice; episode: "Stick Your Neck Out"|
|1999||The '60s||Kenny Klein||Television film|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Tom||Episode: "A New Life"|
|2001–05||Six Feet Under||Billy Chenowith||Main cast (season 1); recurring (seasons 2–5); 29 episodes|
|2002||Julius Caesar||Gaius Julius Caesar||Miniseries|
|2003||The Twilight Zone||Grady Finch||Episode: "The Executions of Grady Finch"|
|2003||Dawson's Creek||Christopher||Episode: "All Good Things..."|
|2003–04||Ancient Egyptians||Narrator||2 episodes|
|2006–15||American Dad!||Mitch||Voice; 2 episodes|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King||Willie Evans||Episode: "The Fifth Quarter"|
|2006–07||Kidnapped||Lucian Knapp||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2007||Numbers||AUSA Alvin Brickle||Episode: "The Art of Reckoning"|
|2007||Law & Order||Clint Glover||Episode: "The Family Hour"|
|2007||My Boys||Thorn||2 episodes|
|2008–10||Law & Order||Detective Cyrus Lupo||Main cast (seasons 18–20); 63 episodes|
|2011–14||Suburgatory||George Altman||Main cast; 57 episodes|
|2013||Air Force One Is Down||Fergus Markey||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|2015||The Returned||Peter Lattimore||Main cast; 10 episodes|
|2015||Wicked City||Detective Jack Roth||Main cast; upcoming|
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|
|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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Jeremy M Sisto, 06 Oct 1974; citing Nevada, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.
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- Patten, Dominic (July 6, 2015). "Jeremy Sisto Lands 'Wicked City' Lead In ABC Drama Recasting". Deadline.com.
- "Jeremy M Sisto: Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005". FamilySearch. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
Clark, Nevada, United States, County Book 902, p. C465035, archive film number 950729.
- "Jeremy Sisto ties the knot". Boston Herald. October 19, 2009. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- Dixon, Anthony (October 16, 2009). "Jeremy Sisto and Addie Lane Tie the Knot!". People. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- Michaud, Sarah; Byrne, Alla (March 21, 2012). "Jeremy Sisto Welcomes Son Bastian Kick". People. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- Leon, Anya (January 23, 2013). "Jeremy Sisto: Why We Named Our Son Bastian Kick". People. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
- "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012.
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