Milo Ventimiglia Says He Wasn’t the First Choice to Play Jack on “This Is Us”

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Milo Ventimiglia didn’t choose to play Jack Pearson on “This Is Us,” the role chose him. Kind of.


During a recent interview with Variety, Milo shared that he was in a difficult position during auditions for the role and that he was focusing on being a family man and a good person when the job came up, “Apparently I wasn’t who they were looking for. They wanted somebody completely different. I walked in with my beard and my long hair and set my motorcycle helmet down and they went, ‘Who is this guy?'”

He went on to share, “I think they just saw something different than someone who had practiced the words. And they picked me.”

Who else could they even have imagined for Jack? We don’t want to know.