Sisto on the set of Into Temptation in 2009
Jeremy Merton Sisto
October 6, 1974
Grass Valley, California, U.S.
|Residence||Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Relatives||Meadow Sisto (sister)|
Jeremy Merton Sisto (born October 6, 1974) is an American actor, producer, and writer. Sisto had 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 until its ending in 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. In 2018, Sisto also portrayed Jubal Valentine in the CBS drama series FBI.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Other credits
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 References
- 8 External links
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 studying at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 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. 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 and screenwriting debut
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. Sisto will also portray Jubal Valentine in Dick Wolf's upcoming 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|
|Without Limits||Frank Shorter|
|1999||This Space Between Us||Alex Harty|
|No Fear||Sonny James|
|2000||Track Down||Lance Petersen|
|Men Named Milo, Women Named Greta||Deke Masters||Short film|
|Angel Eyes||Larry Pogue, Sr.|
|Dead Dog||Tom Braeburn|
|Now You Know||Jeremy|
|The Movie Hero||Blake Gardner|
|Wrong Turn||Scott Korbee|
|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|
|2005||The Nickel Children||The Doctor|
|A Lot Like Love||Ben Miller|
|In Memory of My Father||Jeremy|
|2006||Population 436||Steve Kady||Video|
|The War Prayer||The Stranger||Short film|
|2008||Gardens of the Night||Jimmy|
|Justice League: The New Frontier||Bruce Wayne / Batman (voice)||Video|
|A Cat's Tale||Squirrel (voice)||Video|
|2009||Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead||Detective Wimbly|
|Into Temptation||Father John Buerlein|
|2012||Robot & Frank||Sheriff Rowlings|
|2013||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|
|2017||Star Citizen: Lost and Found||Sam Doherty (voice)||Video short|
|Ferdinand||Ferdinand's Father (voice)|
|1992||Desperate Choices: To Save My Child||Josh Ryan||Television film|
|1994||The Shaggy Dog||Trey Miller||Television film|
|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||Television film|
|1998–1999||The Wild Thornberrys||Disc Jockey (voice)||2 episodes|
|1999||The '60s||Kenny Klein||Television film|
|Jesus||Jesus Christ||Television film|
|2001||The Outer Limits||Thomas||Episode: "A New Life"|
|2001–2005||Six Feet Under||Billy Chenowith||31 episodes|
|2003||Julius Caesar||Gaius Julius Caesar||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|The Twilight Zone||Grady Finch||Episode: "The Executions of Grady Finch"|
|Dawson's Creek||Christopher||Episode: "All Good Things..."|
|2006–2015||American Dad!||Mitch (voice)||2 episodes|
|2006||Nightmares & Dreamscapes||Willie Evans||Episode: "The Fifth Quarter"|
|2006–2007||Kidnapped||Lucian Knapp||13 episodes|
|2007||Numbers||AUSA Alvin Brickle||Episode: "The Art of Reckoning"|
|Law & Order||Clint Glover||Episode: "The Family Hour"|
|My Boys||Thorn||2 episodes|
|2008–2010||Law & Order||Detective Cyrus Lupo||63 episodes|
|2011–2014||Suburgatory||George Altman||57 episodes|
|2013||Air Force One Is Down||Fergus Markey||Miniseries; 2 episodes|
|BlackBoxTV Presents||Jonathan||Episode: "Inside"|
|2015||The Returned||Peter Lattimore||10 episodes|
|Wicked City||Detective Jack Roth||8 episodes|
|2016–2018||Ice||Freddy Green||20 episodes|
|2017||The Long Road Home||Sgt. Robert Miltenberger||Miniseries|
|2018–Present||FBI||Jubal Valentine||Main Cast|
|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)|
|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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