'Suburgatory's' Jeremy Sisto loves his kids and 'The Deer Hunter'

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On ABC's Wednesday sitcom "Suburgatory," which launched a new season in January, Jeremy Sisto plays George Altman, an architect and single father of a teen daughter ( Jane Levy) who moves to the suburbs to give her a better life. He discovers life there is different, but whether it's better is a work in progress.

In real life, Sisto is a 39-year-old father of two: daughter Charlie and baby son Bastian. He got married to wife Addie a few months after his daughter was born, but Sisto has no regrets about taking the plunge.

"I love my family," he tells Zap2it. "I have a great wife. It took me a while to figure that out and commit, but now I'm really happy I did. She's a human being, and we're committed to each other. It's a nice thing. The kids are just amazing. It's a different level."

As to whether he's the center of his kids' worlds, Sisto says, "I wish I was more. They love their mom more than me, but I'm a great dad. They're 4 and 1. The thing is, my wife thinks, because I love them so much, and I'm constantly telling them that I love them, that they're more insecure about Mom.

"She's very loving, too, but I'm so over the top with it, needy. I'm a little bit of a mom, and my wife is a little bit of a dad."

In the course of the interview, Sisto is asked to name his favorite movie, but before he can answer, a text arrives, and his eyes pop wide open.

"My boy just sliced his hand open; I gotta go home."

He takes a few seconds to come up with a reply to the question then answers the call of fatherhood.

"I gotta go!"

Birth date: Oct. 6, 1974, Green Valley, Calif. (but raised in Chicago)

Movie cred: "Grand Canyon," "Hideaway," "Clueless," "Suicide Kings," "Without Limits," "Angel Eyes," "Wrong Turn," "One Point O," "In Enemy Hands," "A Lot Like Love," "The Thirst," "Gardens of the Night," "Into Temptation," "As Cool as I Am"

TV-movie cred: "The Shaggy Dog," "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," "Caesar," "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King," "The '60s," "Jesus"
TV cred: "Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man," "Rugrats," "The Wild Thornberrys," "Kidnapped," "Law & Order"


Favorite book: "I love most of Philip Roth's books; I love most of Barbara Kingsolver's books; I love most of Wally Lamb's stuff. I just read 'The Book Thief' by Markus Zusak. I haven't read one for a while, because I'm trying to learn how to write screenplays. Every time I start reading, I'm like, 'You should be writing!' I liked 'The Stranger' when I was younger; J.D. Salinger, all the regular ones."

Favorite music: "I listen to a lot of kids music these days. There's this band called Syd Arthur, super cool jam band. When I was growing up, I was in a band. We loved old '70s stuff. The Rolling Stones is a big one. In my 20s, I did the Black Crowes. I don't keep up completely with it now."

Favorite movie: " 'The Deer Hunter,' because it's f****** dark!"
Photo/Video credit: ABC