Jeremy Sisto

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Jeremy Sisto
Jeremy Sisto on Into Temptation set - cropped.jpg
Sisto on the set of Into Temptation (2009)
Born Jeremy Merton Sisto
(1974-10-06) October 6, 1974 (age 40)
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
Alma mater University of California
  • Actor
  • producer
  • writer
Years active 1991–present
Children 2
Relatives Meadow Sisto (sister)

Jeremy Merton Sisto (born October 6, 1974)[1] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.[2] 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.[2] Sisto lived with his mother and sister, and has said that his father's absence made parenting his own son more difficult.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5][6][7] In 2015, he joined the cast of ABC's anthology drama Wicked City.[8]

Personal life[edit]

On August 30, 1993, Sisto married actress Marisa Ryan in Las Vegas, Nevada.[9] The couple divorced in 2002.[10]

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.[10][11] On March 9, 2012, Sisto and Lane had their second child, a boy named Bastian Kick Sisto.[12][13] BuddyTV ranked him #98 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".[14]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Grand Canyon Roberto
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 Hideaway Vassago/Jeremy Nyebern
1995 Clueless Elton Tiscia
1995 Moonlight and Valentino Steven
1996 White Squall Frank Beaumont
1997 Bongwater Robert
1997 Suicide Kings T.K.
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 Some Girl Chard
1998 Without Limits Frank Shorter
1998 Playing by Heart Malcolm Uncredited
1999 This Space Between Us Alex Harty
1999 Trash Sonny James
1999 The Auteur Theory Jules
1999 Little Savant Flamingo
2000 Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta Deke Masters Short film
2000 Track Down Lance "Icebreaker" Petersen
2001 Don's Plum Bernard
2001 Angel Eyes Larry Pogue
2001 Dead Dog Tom Braeburn
2002 May Adam Stubbs
2002 Inside Daniel Short film
2002 Now You Know Jeremy
2002 Robbing 'Hef Jackie
2003 Thirteen Brady
2003 The Movie Hero Blake Gardner
2003 Manfast Mica
2003 Wrong Turn Scott
2003 Something More Luke Short film
2004 Paranoia 1.0 Simon
2004 In Enemy Hands Jason Abers
2004 Dead & Breakfast Christian
2004 The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things Chester
2004 Method Jake Fields
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
2006 The Thirst Darius
2006 Unknown Handcuffed Man
2006 Broken Will
2007 Waitress Earl Hunterson
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
2011 Sironia Tucker
2012 Robot & Frank Sheriff Rowlings
2012 Blow Me GoldenBoy Short film
2013 As Cool as I Am Guy
2014 Break Point Jimmy
2014 H8RZ Haters Mr. Faustin
2015 Batman vs. Robin Talon Voice; direct-to-video
2015 Hangman Aaron
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


Year Title Role Notes
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
1999 Jesus Jesus 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[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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


  1. ^ "Jeremy M Sisto: California, Birth Index, 1905-1995". FamilySearch. Retrieved August 8, 2014. Jeremy M Sisto, 06 Oct 1974; citing Nevada, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento. 
  2. ^ a b "Jeremy Sisto Biography (1974-)". Film Reference. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  3. ^ Berger, Lori. "Jeremy Sisto is Turning into Mush". Redbook. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
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  5. ^ Kenneally, Tim (October 14, 2011). "ABC gives "Revenge," "Suburgatory" full seasons". Reuters. 
  6. ^ Bonin Starr, Liane (April 17, 2013). "Interview: Jeremy Sisto talks 'Suburgatory,' being wacky and indie film". HitFix. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Heisler, Steve (October 19, 2011). "Jeremy Sisto on Suburgatory, and How a Complicated Childhood Affected His ‘Brooding’ Early Roles". New Yorke. Vulture. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Patten, Dominic (July 6, 2015). "Jeremy Sisto Lands 'Wicked City' Lead In ABC Drama Recasting". 
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ a b "Jeremy Sisto ties the knot". Boston Herald. October 19, 2009. Archived from the original on September 21, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ Dixon, Anthony (October 16, 2009). "Jeremy Sisto and Addie Lane Tie the Knot!". People. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  12. ^ Michaud, Sarah; Byrne, Alla (March 21, 2012). "Jeremy Sisto Welcomes Son Bastian Kick". People. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  13. ^ Leon, Anya (January 23, 2013). "Jeremy Sisto: Why We Named Our Son Bastian Kick". People. Retrieved August 8, 2014. 
  14. ^ "TV's 100 Sexiest Men of 2011". BuddyTV. Retrieved January 13, 2012. 

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Preceded by
Rino Romano
Voice of Batman
Succeeded by
Kevin Conroy