8 Things You Didn’t Know About Milo Ventimiglia

  
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6. Growing Up

He was born in Anaheim, California, to parents Carol and Peter Ventimiglia. His father is a Vietnam veteran of Sicilian descent and his mother is of English and Scottish descent. Milo is the youngest of three children. He has two older sisters, Leslie and Laurel. Because of his father’s background, Milo is a huge supporter of the troops. While Heroes was filming, he took time off so he could join the USO tour and visit the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. He also works with Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and was a huge part of launching the 2009 PSA campaign called “Support Your Vet.”

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5. He Loves His Fans

It’s always refreshing to hear that a celebrity appreciates their fan base and Milo Ventimiglia is one of them! While he admits his fans can sometimes get a little too personal, he still enjoys interacting with them. “People can say some aggressive stuff. I’m shocked at how graphically people ask about costars I’ve been intimate with on camera. But I appreciate when someone walks up to me. I’m a fan of people too! It’s not one-sided,” said Ventimiglia in an interview with Cosmopolitan. His new show This Is Us certainly plays on viewers emotions, especially when it comes to Ventimiglia’s character, Jack. He said he’s been getting a lot of “crying emojis, with like heavy excessive tears” from his audience.

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