Jeremy Sisto on His Early Path to Becoming an Actor

“It wasn’t like I was on the road to become a doctor and veered to the right. It just naturally happened in my life.” – on Becoming an Actor

FBI star Jeremy Sisto has had starred in a number of successful television series, including Six Feet Under, Law & Order, and Suburgatory.  However, he comes from a family of performers and actually has been acting since he was very young (including appearing in Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” music video) while growing up in Chicago.

In an interview with Long Island Weekly, Sisto spoke about his early days breaking into acting and how his attitude toward being an actor has changed over his career:

“My mom was a single mother and she was a commercial actress, so she would drive around from agent to agent and would bring them cookies. We would always be with her and they were like, ‘Hey. Your kids want to audition?” and we did. Pretty quickly I got a play at Goodman Theatre in Tennessee William’s last play where I had a couple of lines. I really had a fun experience with that. I went to a rough school at that time and I just continued doing plays and commercials. As a kid, it was just a fun experience and there was all this creativity. I got a movie when I was 16. It was always this far-fetched dream in our lives, so it was this big dream come true. It wasn’t like I was on the road to become a doctor and veered to the right. It just naturally happened in my life. This path was kind of there and I was fortunate enough to get some early and lucky success. I’ve gone in and out of wanting to be an actor throughout my life. It’s a weird profession.”

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...) For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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