suburgatory jane levy jeremy sisto abc 'Suburgatory's' Jeremy Sisto loves his kids and 'The Deer Hunter'

On ABC’s Wednesday sitcom “Suburgatory,” which
launched a new season in January, Jeremy Sisto plays George Altman, an
architect and single father of a teen daughter (Jane Levy) who moves to the
suburbs to give her a better life. He discovers life there is different, but
whether it’s better is a work in progress.

In real life, Sisto is a 39-year-old father of two: daughter Charlie and baby
son Bastian. He got married to wife Addie a few months after his daughter was
born, but Sisto has no regrets about taking the plunge.
“I love my family,” he tells Zap2it. “I have a great wife. It took me a while to figure
that out and commit, but now I’m really happy I did. She’s a human being, and
we’re committed to each other. It’s a nice thing. The kids are just amazing.
It’s a different level.”
As to whether he’s the center of his kids’ worlds, Sisto says, “I wish I was
more. They love their mom more than me, but I’m a great dad. They’re 4 and 1.
The thing is, my wife thinks, because I love them so much, and I’m constantly
telling them that I love them, that they’re more insecure about Mom.
“She’s very loving, too, but I’m so over the top with it, needy. I’m a little
bit of a mom, and my wife is a little bit of a dad.”
In the course of the interview, Sisto is asked to name his favorite movie, but
before he can answer, a text arrives, and his eyes pop wide open.
“My boy just sliced his hand open; I gotta go home.”
He takes a few seconds to come up with a reply to the question then answers the
call of fatherhood.
“I gotta go!”

Birth date
: Oct. 6, 1974, Green Valley, Calif. (but raised in Chicago)

Movie cred:
“Grand Canyon,” “Hideaway,” “Clueless,” “Suicide Kings,” “Without
Limits,” “Angel Eyes,” “Wrong Turn,” “One Point O,” “In Enemy Hands,” “A Lot
Like Love,” “The Thirst,” “Gardens of the Night,” “Into Temptation,” “As Cool
as I Am”

TV-movie cred:
“The Shaggy Dog,” “The Day Lincoln Was Shot,” “Caesar,”
“Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King,” “The ’60s,”
TV cred: “Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man,” “Rugrats,” “The Wild Thornberrys,”
“Kidnapped,” “Law & Order”
Favorite book: “I love most of Philip Roth‘s
books; I love most of Barbara Kingsolver‘s books; I love most of Wally Lamb‘s
stuff. I just read ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak. I haven’t read one for a
while, because I’m trying to learn how to write screenplays. Every time I start
reading, I’m like, ‘You should be writing!’ I liked ‘The Stranger’ when I was
younger; J.D. Salinger, all the regular ones.”

Favorite music:
“I listen to a lot of kids music these days. There’s this band
called Syd Arthur, super cool jam band. When I was growing up, I was in a band.
We loved old ’70s stuff. The Rolling Stones is a big one. In my 20s, I did the
Black Crowes. I don’t keep up completely with it now.”

Favorite movie:
‘The Deer Hunter,’ because it’s f****** dark!”