Not only did NBC’s This Is Us have an everlasting impact on fans everywhere, but it also changed the lives of the actors who portrayed the beloved characters (and emotional storylines) on-screen. And for Milo Ventimiglia, playing the role of Jack Pearson for all six seasons meant the world to him. During a recent appearance on The View, he opened up more about the character and who in his life inspired his performance.
Last week, the 45-year-old actor stopped by the daytime talk show to promote his new ABC show, The Company You Keep. During the candid conversation, his parents—Carol and Peter Ventimiglia—came up and he mentioned how his father had a major influence on his portrayal of Jack in This Is Us.