Sean Benniganplayed by Milo Ventimiglia
Our John Doe woke up three months ago – near death – outside a remote village deep in the African desert. Through grit, animal instincts, and fate, he made it back to DC, his heart convinced that something – someone – waits for him there. Unfortunately, he becomes the target of a citywide manhunt.
Ventimiglia will next be seen starring alongside Nicole Kidman in The Weinstein Company film Grace of Monaco, about former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s involvement with Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s. Nicole Kidman plays Grace Kelly and Milo plays her publicist Rupert Allen. He also stars alongside Jason Statham in the remake of the 1986 Burt Reynolds drama Heat. Milo plays Danny DeMarco, a role portrayed by Neil Barry in the original. Danny is the son of a prominent businessman with ties to a mobster and casino owner named Baby.
Other film credits include the Happy Madison films That’s My Boy and Grown Ups 2 opposite Adam Sandler; Xan Cassavetes Kiss of the Damned; The Killing Season with Robert DeNiro; Rocky Balboa as Sylvester Stallone’s son; Armored with Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne; Gamer alongside Gerard Butler, and the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson thriller Cursed.
In television, Ventimiglia starred in the Frank Darabont show Lost Angels (formerly L.A. Noir), a fast-paced crime drama set in Los Angeles during the 1940s and ’50s. Based on John Buntin’s book L.A. Noir: The Struggle For The Soul Of America’s Most Seductive City, the show tells the true story of a decades-long conflict between the LAPD, under the determined leadership of Police Chief William Parker, and ruthless criminal elements led by mobster Mickey Cohen. Milo portrayed Ned Stax, a former marine and budding lawyer groomed to be a master “fixer” for the mob. He starred in the highest rated new show of the 2006-2007 television season, Heroes, about a group of seemingly everyday people who discover they have super powers. The show received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Television Series — Drama and won the People’s Choice Award for Favorite New Television Drama.
Other television credits include Amy Sherman-Palladino’s Gilmore Girls; Tom Fontana’s The Bedford Diaries; American Dreams alongside Brittany Snow; David. E. Kelley’s Boston Public and guest starring roles on primetime series such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, C.S.I., Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Promiseland.
In addition to film and television, Ventimiglia also runs a successful production company, DiVide Pictures. He produced and stars in the Sony Crackle web series Chosen, which launched on the multi-platform entertainment network Crackle in 2013. Chosen is comprised of six half-hour episodes, packed with non-stop action and shocking plot twists. The show follows Ian Mitchell (Milo), a husband, father and lawyer who awakens one morning to discover a mysterious box on his doorstep – and a photo of a stranger he is instructed to kill within the next three days. DiVide also produces The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial (PET) Squad, a digital series about the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students searching for paranormal and extraterrestrial activity.
DiVide Pictures & Haven Entertainment produced the feature film Tell. about a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals one million dollars, which will be released by MGM. In addition to producing, Ventimiglia stars as Tell in the film with Jason Lee and Alan Tudyk. DiVide is currently working on indie film adaptation of Marc Spitz‘s autobiographical novel How Soon Is Never? He also launched two comic book titles with Top Cow publishing. REST focuses on a New York-based office professional type who is approached by an old friend to take part in a pharmaceutical experiment – take a pill which allows you to function without sleep; and BERSERKER is about a group of people seemingly unconnected to each other who discover, unbeknownst-to-them, they had been born with hidden abilities to kill. He directed a short film for insurance company Liberty Mutual which aired on NBC. He also directed American Eagle Outfitters’ first original series It’s a Mall World, a 12-episode series which aired on ae.com, with the show premiering on MTV and in AE stores across the country, and produced a claymation series for American Eagle called Wintertales, which aired throughout the holiday season.
A native of Southern California, Ventimiglia actively supports the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization (IAVA) which supports veterans who need help when they return home from the war.