Ventimiglia goes from beloved TV dad to debonair grifter

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Milo Ventimiglia is leaving behind his beloved TV dad character, Jack Pearson, on “This is Us.” Next up? A stylish grifter in the upcoming series, “The Company You Keep.” Ventimiglia is an executive producer on the series. While he was happy to discard his mustache and high-waisted pants, he hasn’t completely left “This is Us” behind though. He says he hired roughly 90% of the crew from the NBC drama for the new ABC show, which is a remake of Korean drama “My Fellow Citizens.” “The Company You Keep” debuts Feb. 19 on ABC.