Ventimiglia made his film debut playing a gay teenager in the anthology film Boys Life 2 (1997) before being cast in the short-lived Fox series Opposite Sex in 2000.His later roles include Richard Thorne on The WB's The Bedford Diaries, a recurring role as Meg Pryor's love interest on NBC's American Dreams, and Rocky Balboa's son (Rocky Jr.) in the sixth installment of the Rocky series, Rocky Balboa (2006).co-founded by Ventimiglia with his best friends Russ Cundiff and Dino De Milio, a radio producer for The Tom Leykis Show.
From 2002 to 2004, Ventimiglia played brooding teen Jess Mariano on Gilmore Girls; he was introduced in the second season as a main cast member.
The producers had only Ventimiglia in mind but the show lasted only eight episodes and was one of several shows not picked up by the newly formed network The CW.
In between television work, Ventimiglia had supporting roles in the horror films Cursed (2005), directed by Wes Craven, and Stay Alive (2006), as well as starring roles in the short-film Intelligence and the full-length feature Dirty Deeds (2005).
A source tells Us Weekly, “It was a lifestyle conflict. [Hayden] likes to go out in the Hollywood scene and that’s not his style. There are no hard feelings.” Hayden, 19, and Milo, 31, started dating in late 2007.
sits down with actor Milo Ventimiglia this week for a candid look at his life away from the small screen.