Jeremy Garrett

Mostly Credited As: Jeremy Garrett
Birth Name: Jeremy Vincent Garrett
Date Of Birth: April 02, 1976 (Age 40)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: San Diego, California

Darkly-handsome with dreamy brown hair and hazel eyes while just smoldering with charisma and attitude, Jeremy Vincent Garrett was one American actor and model that didn't just want to be just one more pretty face de jour. Damn it, he wanted to be an actor.

Like oh-so many others, Jeremy's first foray into acting was in high school drama club. He saw it as the start of something. He wanted to make drama his absolute major. The coach urged Jeremy to keep right on reaching. He eventually found his way to the professional theatre and was granted such plums as Algernonin in "The Importance of Being Earnest," as well as in several one-act plays. Jeremy also put those pin-up supermodel cover-boy Indo-European looks of his to good use by modeling professionally before even acting. And while modeling was paying the bills, he continued to chase acting around. He auditioned mostly for the theatre.

He also performed La Jolla Playhouse in a festival of plays that took a look at racial bigotry, and in "Jason's Mask" at the Old Globe in San Diego, as part of the Young Playwrights Festival. He portrayed an alpha-male jock who's something of a mad prankster. He finally had his first major TV guest spot on the basketball-based series "Hang Time" as a former all-state basketball star athlete for Deering who's now managing the restaurant. He seems like the perfect guy... but we later see he's been sexually harassing Mary-Beth. And not long after this debt, he got to host for KPBS in his local hometown of San Diego. Even garnering a regional Emmy nomination for it. And all during his second semester of college.

And folks, accomplishing all this at such a tender age led to steady work in the public eye--that big break was replacing fellow pretty-boy actor Ryan Bittle in the plum role of Todd Wilkins, longtime boyfriend to Elizabeth Wakefield in the TV series adaptation of "Sweet Valley High." Jeremy found himself profiled heavily in magazines, on covers from the book-series as well as other SVH-based propaganda.

After the "Sweet Valley High" was cancelled due to incredibly low ratings (the show had strayed away from the book series and just got more and more campy), he grabbed guest-sints on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Nick Freno", "CSI: Miami," "Ally McBeal," "Hangtime" and "Sabrina the Teenage Witch".

He managed another regular steady-spot as Clay Logan on the short-lived civil-war period soap "Legacy" as one Clay Hogan. After that ended, he recurred on the WB's "Jack & Jill."

His most recent role was the TV movie "Lies and The Women We Tell Them To" along with Kyle Chandler, Martine McCutcheon, Ed Helms. Since then, seems to have been staying quiet since. Jeremy seems to have just vanished.

He once remarked he wanted to get into fashion photography as that's what he started out doing. But to be the one taking the shots instead of being taken himself. He got into photography after his dad bought him a camera and wound up taking classes.

And finally, finally... after a seven-year absence from the public eye, he finally returned as an on-screen actor in the short art-house film "The Abandoned Circus" as "The Good Conscience" in 2012.

Just please, don't confuse him with that bluegrass guy from Tennessee who just happens to have been blessed with the same moniker.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Legacy (1998)As: Clay Logan
Sweet Valley High (1994)As: Todd Wilkins (S02-S04)
Episode Cast Credits 

Jack & Bobby (2004) 
  Valentino 01x07: (Oct/27/2004) As Dave Wild 

NCIS (2003) 
  Vanished 02x03: (Oct/12/2004) As Marine Capt. Patrick Barnett 

Without a Trace (2002) 
  Coming Home 02x10: (Dec/18/2003) As Luke Horton 

Joan of Arcadia (2003) 
  Just Say No 01x05: (Oct/24/2003) As Todd Bainbridge 

CSI: Miami (2002) 
  Just One Kiss 01x04: (Oct/14/2002) As Paul Varnette 

Ally McBeal (1997) 
  Playing with Matches 05x08: (Jan/07/2002) As Tim Boyle 
  I Want Love 05x05: (Nov/26/2001) As Tim Boyle 

Jack & Jill (1999) 
  Bag Full of Love 02x11: (Mar/28/2001) As Russell James 
  The Time-Sex Continuum 02x09: (Mar/14/2001) As Russell James 
  The Big Bounce 02x08: (Mar/07/2001) As Russell James 
  Crazy Like a Fox, Hungry Like the Wolf... 02x07: (Feb/28/2001) As Russell James 

Diagnosis Murder (1993) 
  Sleeping Murder 07x02: (Sep/30/1999) As Dr. Daniel Richards 

Get Real (US) (1999) 
  Passages 01x03: (Sep/22/1999) As Brian 
  Sexual Healing 01x02: (Sep/15/1999) As Brian 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) 
  Go Fish 02x20: (May/05/1998) As Cameron Walker 

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (1996) 
  When Teens Collide 02x19: (Mar/06/1998) As Football Player 

Hang Time (1995) 
  Sexual Harrassment 03x02: (Sep/06/1997) As Tom 
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Replaced Ryan Bittle in the role of Todd Wilkins on the short-lived "Sweet Valley High" TV show.

Jeremy personally enjoys traveling to Italy to visit his family and their native roots, writing, and exploring his love of photography, architecture and design.

As a professional model, he's travelled to Paris, Tokyo and Milan. And still does just enjoy travelling for the Hell of it.

He loves to visit his family and his own native roots in Italy. His favorite thing to eat is his mother's native Italian home-cooking as well as sweet deserts.

Favorite movies are "The Big Blue" and "Shine."

Favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio. Favorite actress is Meryl Streep.

His favorite TV show is "Absolutely Fabulous."

Like his "Sweet Valley High" co-star Cynthia Daniel, he is a photographer and plans on having his photos of his tour through Europe published someday.

One of his most crowning achievements was receiving a regional Emmy Award nomination for his work as a host on a local KPBS San Diego TV Show "Kickin' It" at the mere age of 18.

He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

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Jeremy Garrett Quotes
"My motto for life is: pick a job you like and you'll never have to work a day in your life."

"I'm Italian so that's my favorite food. I just love pasta, shellfish, shrimp and lobster. And sweet things are my weakness - especially cakes with cream."

"The only time I get butterflies is when I go on a date for the first time - I get so scared of messing up. But I just take a couple of deep breaths and start talking."

"Many a time getting your first shot at a role is based on your look. You can get your foot in the door. But if your talent doesn't match your look then the door quickly closes."

"I write in my spare time. I've just about finished a screenplay about a young boy who has to choose between his girl and the Mafia. I'm going to play the lead!"

(On moving past his role as Todd Wilkins from the "Sweet Valley High" TV series): "Well, for some reason it wasn't that hard for me. I think a lot of that has to do with casting directors and for me it wasn't that difficult. For a period of about six months, I'd gotten into that character so much that when I went in to audition for other roles, it was hard. You start to relate every role to how you have been playing your other character for so long. I realized that, hold on, I can't play every role like a young jock at a high school, I have to become someone else. But it wasn't hard for me, thank-goodness. One of the reasons I chose my role in 'Legacy', a period piece, is because it was the furthest thing from a high-school kid."

(On his plans to pursue photography): "I grew up in San Diego and my dad bought me a camera one day. He said that I should take a photography class. I thought, 'Ugh, what am I going to do with a camera, I'll be stuck taking family photos all the time.' But you know what, I fell in love with it. Then I started assisting a photographer in San Diego and then here in L.A. I wanted to go into fashion photography, travel around the world doing pictorials for magazines, I'm so into that. But sometimes you have two loves and you have to decide which one is loving you more."

(What scent he enjoys the most): "I love fruity creams from The Body Shop. They do a Dewberry moisturiser and if I smell that on a girl I get a hungry feeling!"

(Do girls ask him out because of his stint on "Sweet Valley High"): "My episodes have only just started showing, so it hasn't made much difference. I've always been quite a flirt though, so I've never had trouble talking to girls."

(What he can't stand more than anything): "I can't stand small-minded people, like racists, or those who judge people without knowing them."

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