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Also Known As: Jeremy Merton Sisto Died:
Born: October 6, 1974 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Grass Valley, California, USA Profession: actor, screenwriter

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While not a marquee name, actor Jeremy Sisto rightfully earned a solid reputation in dozens of supporting and leading man roles. Sisto made his feature film debut while still in high school, playing Kevin Kline's son in Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble drama, "Grand Canyon" (1991). He quickly racked up a number of supporting roles opposite Hollywood's most popular names in such high-profile films as "Clueless" (1995) and "White Squall" (1996). Recognized for a calm intensity he brought to his characters, he went on to win the title role of the messiah in the biblical drama "Jesus" (CBS, 2000), opposite the likes of Jacqueline Bisset and Gary Oldman. Sisto gained further recognition for his recurring role on all five seasons of "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05) as Billy Chenoweth, the emotionally troubled brother of Brenda (Rachel Griffiths). During that time he took the lead in another sweeping television biopic, this time as the Roman emperor "Caesar" (TNT, 2002). Equally convincing as world leaders and working stiffs, he was suitably detestable as Keri Russell's boorish husband in the winning dramedy, "Waitress" (2007) and always dependable as homicide detective Cyrus Lupo on the seminal crime drama, "Law...

While not a marquee name, actor Jeremy Sisto rightfully earned a solid reputation in dozens of supporting and leading man roles. Sisto made his feature film debut while still in high school, playing Kevin Kline's son in Lawrence Kasdan's ensemble drama, "Grand Canyon" (1991). He quickly racked up a number of supporting roles opposite Hollywood's most popular names in such high-profile films as "Clueless" (1995) and "White Squall" (1996). Recognized for a calm intensity he brought to his characters, he went on to win the title role of the messiah in the biblical drama "Jesus" (CBS, 2000), opposite the likes of Jacqueline Bisset and Gary Oldman. Sisto gained further recognition for his recurring role on all five seasons of "Six Feet Under" (HBO, 2001-05) as Billy Chenoweth, the emotionally troubled brother of Brenda (Rachel Griffiths). During that time he took the lead in another sweeping television biopic, this time as the Roman emperor "Caesar" (TNT, 2002). Equally convincing as world leaders and working stiffs, he was suitably detestable as Keri Russell's boorish husband in the winning dramedy, "Waitress" (2007) and always dependable as homicide detective Cyrus Lupo on the seminal crime drama, "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010). In one of his lighter roles, Sisto later starred as a fish-out-of-water single father on the quirky sitcom, "Suburgatory" (ABC, 2011- ). Adept at both intense drama and raucous comedy, Sisto enjoyed a robust acting career, as prolific as it was diverse.

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 As Cool As I Am (2013)
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 Robot & Frank (2012)
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 Into Temptation (2009)
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 Thirst, The (2007)
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 Waitress (2007)
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 Unknown (2006)
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 Population 436 (2006)
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By age eight, started auditioning for various Chicago theaters; hired by Goodman Theater to appear in Tennessee Williams' "House Not Meant to Stand" and opposite Brian Dennehy in "Galileo"
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Acted with Chicago's Absolute Theater Company and at the Cherry Street Theater
1991:
Made film debut as Kevin Kline's son in Lawrence Kasdan's "Grand Canyon"
1992:
TV debut, opposite Reese Witherspoon in "Desperate Choices: To Save My Child" (NBC)
1993:
Moved to Los Angeles and landed the role of Andrew, an epileptic and retarded teenager in "The Care and Custody of Barbara Moon" at Theatre Geo
1994:
Starred as a sexually confused, vulnerable and explosive young man in the independent feature "The Crew"
1994:
Appeared in Disney's ABC-TV remake of "The Shaggy Dog" as Trey Miller, the hero's cool best friend who invisions himself a teenage Casanova
1995:
Played a serial killer in "Hideaway"; first film with Alicia Silverstone
1995:
Re-teamed with Alicia Silverstone, playing popular and rich high school student Elton in "Clueless"
1995:
Portrayed Gwyneth Paltrow's love interest in "Moonlight and Valentino"
1996:
Co-starred in in the ensemble of "White Squall"; directed by Ridley Scott
1997:
Acted in the black comedy-thriller "Suicide Kings" as a morphine-addicted medical student
1998:
Played distance runner Frank Shorter to Billy Crudup's Steve Prefontaine in "Without Limits"
1998:
Featured in the ensemble of the festival-screened "Bongwater," playing Andy Dick's comic love partner
1998:
Portrayed Frederick Seward in "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" (TNT)
1999:
Starred as a young Hollywood screenwriter who deals with the untimely death of his wife in "This Space Between Us"
1999:
Played the over-the-edge radical Kenny Klein in NBC's miniseries "The '60s"
2000:
Played the title role in the CBS miniseries "Jesus"
2001:
Cast as Jennifer Lopez's troubled brother in "Angel Eyes"
2001:
Cast in the award winning HBO series "Six Feet Under" as Billy Chenowith, the troubled brother of Rachel Griffith's character Brenda
2002:
Played title role in the TNT miniseries "Julius Caesar"
2003:
Co-starred in the indie thriller "Wrong Turn"
2005:
Cast opposite Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet in the romantic comedy "A Lot Like Love"
2006:
Starred alongside Larry Bryggman, Ali MacGraw and Julianna Margulies in the Broadway production of "Festen"
2006:
Cast as a hostage rescue specialist in the NBC drama "Kidnapped"
2006:
Played a heroin addict opposite Heather Graham in the indie film "Broken"
2007:
Co-starred with Keri Russell in the indie feature "Waitress"; helmed by Adrienne Shelly, who was murdered before the film's release
2007:
Joined the cast of NBC's "Law & Order" as a detective; series was cancelled after being on the air for 20 years
2011:
Co-starred as the father of a Manhattan teen (Jane Levy) who moves from the big city to the suburbs on the ABC comedy series "Suburgatory"
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California -
Francis W. Parker School: Chicago , Illinois -

Notes

His official Web site is located at www.jeremysisto.com

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companion:
Reese Witherspoon. Actor. Dated briefly in 1992.
wife:
Marisa Ryan. Actor. Married c. 1993; separated; acted together in "Trash" (lensed in 1996; screened at festivals in 1999 and 2000).

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father:
Dick Sisto. Farmer, jazz musician. Divorced from Sisto's mother c. 1980; remarried; Zen Buddhist.
mother:
Reedy Gibbs. Farmer, actor. Divorced from Sisto's father c. 1980; re-married.
step-mother:
Penny Sisto. Artist.
sister:
Meadow Sisto. Actor.
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