Jeremy London

Active - 1991 - 2016  |   Born - Nov 7, 1972 in San Diego, California, United States  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller

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Unlike his twin brother Jason London, Jeremy London's career seems increasingly pointed toward television work, though he does occasionally appear in feature films. Born in San Diego, 27 minutes after Jason, Jeremy was raised in Oklahoma. His mother divorced their father when they were young. As the family's sole supporter, she moved them often until she finally located them a more permanent home in middle-class De Soto, a suburb of Dallas, TX, where he, his brother, and their younger sister Dedra London took acting classes. It was Jeremy who was first bitten by the acting bug while in high school. He made his film debut as a stunt double for his brother in The Man in the Moon (1990) and, from there, had bit parts in a couple other films. He had his first speaking role when he played a bit part in the made-for-TV feature In Broad Daylight (1991), which also marked the debut of sister Dedra in a small role. Later, Jeremy replaced his brother Jason in the role of Nathan in the critically acclaimed NBC television drama I'll Fly Away. Jason reclaimed the role in the PBS film version. Jeremy gained further experience in the briefly aired CBS series Angel Falls and in a trio of made-for-television movies. He had his first feature film role in 1995's The Babysitter, a taut direct-to-video drama starring Alicia Silverstone; that same year, he starred in Kevin Smith's Mallrats as T.S. Quint. On television, Jeremy is best known for playing the dangerously handsome Griffin on the Fox teen-oriented drama Party of Five. The part was originally meant as a short-term role, but when Griffin was written out of the show, outraged fans flooded producers with letters of protest. The producers listened and London became a cast regular. As the 21st century began and Party of Five came to an end, London appeared in the civil war drama Gods and Generals, and continued to work in a variety of projects including Kiss Me Again, Chasing the Green, and Drop Dead Gorgeous. In 2010 he was involved in a bizarre kidnapping incident where a stranger allegedly abducted him and forced him to do drugs and joyride.

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  • Is 27 minutes younger than his twin brother, Jason, who is also an actor.
  • Started his career as a stuntman.
  • Is best known for his TV roles on Party of Five and 7th Heaven and his turn in the Kevin Smith movie Mallrats (1995).
  • Made his directorial debut with the anti-smoking documentary Secrets Through the Smoke (2001) after being personally affected by a smoking-related death.
  • Has struggled with drug addiction; claimed to have been kidnapped and forced to use drugs in Palm Springs in 2010.
  • Joined the cast of Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew following his alleged kidnapping.