‘This Is Us’: Michael Angarano as Nick Pearson, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. They’re very close-lipped over there, as you would imagine.”. Mandy Moore as Rebecca in the past and present, "Mandy [Moore] is such a chameleon. Last year, he acted opposite Emma Roberts, Dree Hemingway, and Patrick Gibson in the film In A Relationship. This Is Us sneak peek: What if Jack had lived. Despite the need to cast an older actor to play older Nicky, fellow EP Elizabeth Berger said it couldn't have worked out better, as Dunne and Angarano look so similar. And in Season 3, the series cast I'm Dying Up Here star Michael Angarano as the young adult version of Nicky Pearson, whom viewers, along with Jack's family, believed died in Vietnam. But at a certain point, he has such a baby face, it just breaks, and hair and makeup can only do so much. Upon seeing one of the postcards (maybe the first? Read on. 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Here's what you need to know about 'This Is Us' season 3 actor Michael Angarano, who plays Jack's brother Nicky Pearson is the new season. Asked by Vulture if he knew that Nicky wasn’t really dead the whole time he was filming, Angarano said, “I knew the broad strokes of the story, which was that Nicky was alive. See full bio » Michael Angarano has an extensive resume in television and acting, This Is Us finale sneak peek: Jack’s birthday suit scene recreated and Beth doubts Randall, Reality Steve calls out ABC producer for twisting the truth, says ABC ‘is selling a lie’, Bachelorette fans hope Tayshia Adams will save the season but Reality Steve says there’s no happy ending, Clare Crawley and Dale Moss married? For a year, he also played Dr. Bertie Chickering on Cinemax’s period drama The Knick. Pic credit: NBC. Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) younger brother Nicky was first introduced as a little boy, played by Donnie Masihi, during the show's second season in a flashback sequence. We know we all have one! But apart from William and Nicky, all of the adult actors portray their characters into old age, as well. This Is Us has wowed audiences with its ability to transcend time to tell the Pearson family story. Jack's ( Milo Ventimiglia) younger brother Nicky was first introduced as a little boy, played by Donnie Masihi, during the show's second season in a flashback sequence. Michael Angarano as Nicky, and Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson on This is Us. Here's what you need to know about Angarano and his character. Finally, everyone knows the twist.” The twist he’s referring to is Nick being alive. In a November interview with Vulture, Angarano discussed how he had to shield the secret of Nick being alive from his closest friends and family members. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN Watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Weeknights…2018-11-21T09:00:30.000Z. Fans discuss the newest Bachelorette rumor, Dan Fogelman dishes This Is Us future, and Season 4 finale bombshells. The teaser for tonight’s episode shows the three siblings standing outside what we presume to be Nick’s trailer. Michael Angarano talks about joining the cast of This Is Us as Jack Pearson's mysterious little brother, Nicky, describes how his family is trying to squeeze spoilers out of him and shares his grandma's very supportive voicemail. It just seemed to make sense to us. Who is your crush on 90 Day Fiance? For his last interview question with Vulture, Angarano said that he expects the audience will be in tears when the show returns next year. Nicky tells Vulture that he didn’t audition for the role. Since then, he has acted in Cover Me: Based on the True Life of an FBI Family, Little Secrets, Sky High, Snow Angels, The Bondage, The Brass Teapot, and Red State. In many ways, this is the opposite of Ron Cephas Jones' role as Randall's birth father William, as the make-up department couldn't reverse-age the actor. Griffin Dunne, an entirely new actor, made his debut as Uncle Nicky in "Songbird Road: Part One," which was a change from how the show typically handles characters aging — via old-age makeup and prosthetics, as done with Rebecca (Mandy Moore), Miguel (Jon Huertas), Randall (Sterling K. Brown), and more. Instead, they had to hire Jermel Nakia to play the younger version of the character. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. There are still many questions surrounding Nick, and tonight, we expect to unravel the mystery a bit more. The character of Nicky has been played by Michael Angarano, but now Griffin Dunne has stepped in as the older Nicky. We're always amazed with what our hair and makeup department are able to do with her," he remarked about the actress, who plays Rebecca at ages 20-something through 60-something. "There was no one way to go with this," she said, "but as we were talking about it, we did come up with Griffin Dunne as a match for Michael and we all got really excited, because they have these similar mannerisms and there's this kind of uncanny resemblance. ), and of course hiding her awareness, could she have done something similar to what she did with William and at minimum started separate communication with her brother-in-law? “I haven’t been able to be honest with anybody in my life for about five months now,” Angarano told Vulture. Michael is an incredible actor, and I thought he gave an amazing performance when he’s playing Nicky in his 40s. During last night’s episode of This Is Us, fans … ", This Is Us, Season 3 Returns, Tuesday, February 12, 9/8c, NBC. In the fall finale, we learned that Jack Pearson’s brother, whom we all thought was dead, is, in fact, alive and living in Pennsylvania. Plus, how the shift is affecting other networks. This season on This Is Us, actor Michael Angarano plays Nick Pearson, the brother of Jack Pearson. Powered by. FanSided points out that the chances Rebecca knew and was able to hide a (presumably) monthly postcard from her children is highly unlikely, but on this show, anything is possible. All images are used with permission or licensed. Could she still be communicating with Nick?”. He went on to say that Nicky’s story “has a dark and sad ending,” some of which will likely surface in tonight’s episode. This Is Us' Michael Angarano Reacts to Jack's Brother Nicky Fan Theories. Another burning question on the list surrounding Nicky is whether or not Rebecca always knew that he was alive. This season on This Is Us, actor Michael Angarano plays Nick Pearson, the brother of Jack Pearson. The 31-year-old actor played William Miller in Cameron Crowe’s 2000 film Almost Famous. But when we were introduced to 70-year-old Nicky, it quickly became apparent that it wasn't Angarano aged-up through the magic of makeup. He says he didn’t know he was being considered and it was “one of those great gifts” he was given. The 30 second teaser is jam-packed with hints. Nick was often sick and spent most of his childhood in and out of the doctor’s office, Anna Duggar’s daughters are so cute and cool hair. And it … The outlet asks, “We saw how Rebecca secretly visited Randall’s biological father, William, for years without anyone knowing. "Michael [Angarano] is an incredible actor, and I thought he gave an amazing performance when he's playing Nicky in his 40s. Do you think Nicole and Azan will ever get married? Of course, we now know Nicky survived the war and went on to live out his days in a dingy trailer. Michael Angarano is playing Nick Pearson on this season of 'This Is Us'. Keep up with your favorite shows... delivered to your inbox! “So this is nice. What will we find out? And I similarly don’t know too much about the future of it. I didn’t know the nuances and the details of the story so to speak, and was continually surprised by every script that I got and read. ", For authenticity reasons, Aptaker explained, "We didn't want it to feel like kids playing old characters in a high school play.". Michael Angarano plays the younger version of Nicky that fans are familiar with, but Dunne takes the reins in the present day as the Big Three reunite with their uncle. And where may fans know Angarano from, to begin with? This Is Us' Michael Angarano Reacts to Jack's Brother Nicky Fan TheoriesMichael Angarano talks about joining the cast of This Is Us as Jack Pearson's mysterious little brother, Nicky, describes how his family is trying to squeeze spoilers out of him and shares his grandma's very supportive voicemail. Nicky Pearson is alive!