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Jeremy Merton Sisto (born October 6, 1974) is an Americanmarker actor. He has had many prominent roles in movies and television, and is probably best known for his recurring role as Billy Chenowith on the HBO series Six Feet Under and Detective Lupo on Law & Order. His movies include Clueless, Suicide Kings, Thirteen, and Jesus.

Biography

Early life

Sisto was born in Grass Valleymarker, Californiamarker, the son of Reedy Gibbs, an actress and farmer, and Richard Sisto, a farmer, jazz musician and educator; the two divorced in 1980 and his stepfather is also an actor. He has an older sister, Meadow Sisto, who got him involved in acting. He grew up in Chicago, Illinoismarker. He attended the progressive Francis W. Parker School and appeared in the movie Grand Canyon while attending high school at Parker. After studying at UCLAmarker he started acting full time.

Career

At a young age, he appeared in the Twisted Sister video "We're Not Gonna Take It". Sisto played a killer in Hideaway, a rich spoiled brat in Clueless and White Squall, Jesus and Julius Caesar in the eponymous mini-series, a patient diagnosed with Multiple Personality Disorder in Inside, a former drug addict in Thirteen, and an abusive husband in Waitress. Sisto made a name as Billy, the brother of Brenda Chenowith, in the HBO series Six Feet Under. He also appeared in the 2003 series finale of the WB's Dawson's Creekmarker, as Joey Potter's boyfriend.

Besides acting, Sisto discovered a new interest in working behind the scenes. In 1998, he produced the (unreleased) movie Taken, together with his friend Ethan Embry. Additionally, he made movies such as 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 the outgoing Milena Govich. Sisto had previously appeared on the show as a lawyer in the previous season's finale. He also voice-acted Batman in the direct-to-video movie Justice League: The New Frontier.

Personal life

Sisto married Marisa Ryan in the 1990s; the couple divorced in 2002. In the summer of 2009 he had a daughter, Charlie, with then-girlfriend Addie Lane; he married Lane in October 2009.

Filmography



References

  1. Jeremy Sisto Biography (1974-)
  2. Jeremy Sisto Interviews
  3. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead (2008)


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