“These characters are all connected and still very much present in one another’s lives through technology,” Ventimiglia told ET ahead of the series’ Tribeca Film Festival premiere on Thursday.
He’s a bit of an old soul and a young spirit, combined in one.”“When my [producing] partner, Russ [Cundiff], and I read the script. “How can we not include people that live and breathe in this space, in such an influencer way?
I was like, ‘This is great.’ And Russ said, ‘Milo, who do you want to play?
After a series of recurring television roles including the protagonist on the short-lived Fox series Opposite Sex, he landed his breakthrough role as Jess Mariano on the television series Gilmore Girls, on which he appeared between 20.
Ventimiglia's later roles include Richard Thorne on The WB's The Bedford Diaries, a recurring role as Meg Pryor's love interest on NBC's American Dreams, and Rocky Balboa's son in the sixth installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa (2006).
He reprised his role as Jess Mariano on Netflix's reunion miniseries, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life (2016), and currently stars as Jack Pearson on NBC's This Is Us.