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Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia stars in NBC's Emmy Arward-nominated ensemble drama series "Heroes" as Peter Petrelli, a young man with the ability to absorb the powers of others. Peter's power has made him both a unifying and destructive force -- resulting in his whereabouts being unknown after his detonation over the New York City skyline. "Heroes" follows the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities.

Ventimiglia could be most recently seen on the big screen starring alongside Sylvester Stallone in the sixth installment of the "Rocky" series, "Rocky Balboa," in which he plays Rocky Jr. His other feature-film credits include the Disney film "Stay Alive," the Wes Craven/Kevin Williamson thriller "Cursed," the indie film "Dirty Deeds," "Sheer Bliss" and "Massholes." Additionally, he starred in the short films "Nice Guys Finish Last" and "Must Be the Music," which debuted at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Ventimiglia recently finished working on the thriller "Pathology" alongside Alyssa Milano and Lauren Leigh Smith. The film will be released in November 2007.

Ventimiglia also starred in executive producer Tom Fontana's series "The Bedford Diaries," which focused on a group of college students in a human sexuality class. He quickly garnered attention when he joined the casts of two critically acclaimed television dramas: "Gilmore Girls" (as the quiet and complicated Jess), and "American Dreams" (as a 1960s war radical). He was also a recurring character on David E. Kelley's drama "Boston Public."

Before joining "Gilmore Girls," audiences became familiar with Ventimiglia when he starred in the series "Opposite Sex," which secured him a holding deal with Warner Bros. His other television credits include guest-starring roles on primetime series such as "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," "C.S.I.," "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "Promised Land."

Ventimiglia recently directed American Eagle Outfitters' first original series, in the comedy "It's a Mall World," which was produced by his production company Divide Pictures. The 12-episode series will air exclusively on ae.com and three-minute teasers of the show will premiere on MTV during "Real World," Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. and in AE stores across the country.

Ventimiglia currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding and wakeboarding. His birthday is July 8.