Michael Angarano to join 'This is Us' as a key character

Michael Angarano

Michael Angarano is set to play Jack's brother on the new season of TIU

Michael Angarano, star of Jim Carrey's Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here, has been slated to play Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) brother Nicky on the upcoming season of the critical and fan favorite NBC series This Is Us.

While the mystery of Jack's death was finally solved towards the end of season two, many questions still remain about Jack's past.  We know he went to Vietnam with his brother Nicky, but we don't know much beyond that.

Dan Fogelman, creator of This Is Us reported that this season would take a deeper dive into Jack's past, including his experience in Vietnam.  In order to keep things accurate, they even brought on Tim O'Brien, Vietnam journalist and author of The Things They Carried as a consultant in June according to Deadline.

Michael Angarano, who was born in Brooklyn, but now resides in California got his start acting when he was still a child.  He was in Almost Famous, Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, Little Secrets, Sky High, The Bondage, Black Irish, Man in the Chair, Snow Angels, The Final Season, One Last Thing..., The Forbidden Kingdom, Ceremony, The Brass Teapot and Red State.

He had a recurring role on the original run of Will & Grace as Elliott and he reprised the role for the 2017 reboot.  He currently plays stand-up comic Eddie Zeidel on the Showtime series I'm Dying Up Here.

It will interesting to see what surprises Michael Angarano will bring to the role of Nicky.

This Is Us Season 3 returns on Tuesday, September 25 at 9 PM on NBC.

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Michelle Tompkins

Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.

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