George Altman

Played by Jeremy Sisto


GEORGE ALTMAN has been a single father to fifteen-year-old Tessa for about as long as he's been a father. But while his wife's postpartum departure might have blown other men to bits, George picked up the pieces and ran with them. He's not a perfect dad, but what he lacks in a general knowledge of the teenaged girl's psyche, he makes up for with a genuine desire to understand his daughter and help her navigate her adolescent years. His ability to sympathize coupled with his metropolitan take on the world has made him an in demand friend and a bit of a hot commodity to the ladies of Chatswin. George works as a moderately successful architect in New York City and the surrounding areas


Jeremy Sisto is probably best known for playing Billy Chenowith on Alan Ball's Six Feet Under for five years, a role which Ball wrote for him. Sisto completed a three year run on Law & Order as Detective Cyrus Lupo. He was also the lead in the short-lived but critically acclaimed Jason Smilovic show, Kidnapped, and played the title role in the two miniseries Jesus and Julius Caesar.

Sisto's film credits are eclectic and date back to the early ‘90s with titles such as Grand Canyon, Clueless, Hideaway, Moonlight and Valentino, White Squall, Without Limits, Suicide Kings, Thirteen, Wrong Turn and Waitress. He is in two upcoming releases, As Cool as I Am with Claire Danes and James Marsden, and Robot and Frank with Frank Langella and Liv Tyler. Recently, Sisto completed production on Break Point, which he stars in, co-wrote and produced. The indie comedy takes place in the world of professional doubles tennis.

Sisto's Los Angeles theater credits include Take Me Out (the role earned him a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance), Sidney Kingsley's Dead End at the Ahmanson Theater, and the one-man show Sanguine at the 2nd Stage. In New York he made his Broadway debut in Festen, a stage adaptation of Thomas Vinterberg's film The Celebration, and he recently finished Beau Willimon's Spirit Control at the Manhattan Theater Club – a story that explores one man's 30-year struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sisto also starred with Brian Dennehy in Bertolt Brecht's Galileo in Chicago. The play was directed by Robert Falls.