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‘This Is Us’ star Milo Ventimiglia was out of work, almost quit show business |

‘This Is Us’ star Milo Ventimiglia was out of work, almost quit show business

| Wednesday, December 12, 2018 9:33 a.m
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Cast member Milo Ventimiglia attends a photocall for 'Second Act' at the Four Seasons on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 in Los Angeles . (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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Actor Milo Ventimiglia talked with “Access Hollywood” about his time not being able to find acting work and contemplating quitting the business

Actor Milo Ventimiglia talked this week about his time not being able to find acting work and contemplating quitting the business.

In an interview with “Access Hollywood” Ventimiglia said after his time on the TV show “Heroes” he couldn’t find another role for over a year.

“I’ve had moments where I had to pick myself up. In my early thirties I couldn’t get hired in town. I did not work for one calendar year. For one entire year, I couldn’t get a job.

“I was reevaluating what I was going to be doing.”

Asked if he thought about quitting, “Oh yeah. Absolutely. I was going to cash in and move to Italy on my European passport and find a farm to work on… And live a quiet life.”

Ventimiglia stuck it out a landed a few movie roles and got his career on track. In 2016 he landed on “This Is Us” and has been nominated for two Emmys for his role on NBC’s hit show.

The 41-year-old actor was promoting his new movie, “Second Act,” a romantic comedy with Jennifer Lopez that arrives in theaters Dec. 20.

Frank Carnevale is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Frank at 412-380-8511, or via Twitter @frnkstar.

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