Jeremy Merton Sisto is an American actor, producer, and writer. Sisto has had recurring roles as Billy Chenowith on the HBO series Six Feet Under , and as NYPD Detective Cyrus Lupo on NBCs drama series Law amp Order . He also starred in the comedy Clueless , the biblical miniseries Jesus , the drama Thirteen , and the horror film Wrong Turn . In 2004, he starred as bigoted baseball player Shane Mungitt in Take Me Out, for which he was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance in a Play. In 2006, he starred in the play Festen on Broadway.
Sisto was born in Grass Valley, California, the son of Reedy Gibbs, an actress, and Richard Dick Sisto, a jazz musician and educator. Sisto has an older sister, Meadow Sisto, who is an actress mostly known for playing Caroline in the 1992 film Captain Ron. Sistos parents divorced and his father was remarried to fabric artist Penny Sisto. Sisto lived with his mother and sister, and has said that his fathers absence made parenting his own son more difficult. He was raised in the lower Sierra Nevada Mountains, before moving to Chicago at age seven. He attended Hayfield Montessori School in Louisville Kentucky for first grade, then Francis W. Parker School and worked with local theater companies Cherry Street Theater and the Absolute Theater Company. Sisto appeared in the film Grand Canyon while attending high school. After studying at the University of California, Los Angeles , he began acting fulltime.