Johnni Macke
December 01, 2016 4:19 pm
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Remember when Milo Ventimiglia was on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Ya, it’s okay if you don’t because it was a LONG time ago, but now the actor is opening up about what he learned on set and what Will Smith taught him and it’s pretty awesome.

Ventimiglia might be known as Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls to some, or most recently for his role as Jack Pearson on This Is Us, but his first TV gig ever was playing Party Guest #1 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and we can’t get over it.

His episode was back in 1995 and although it was a super small role it taught the 39-year-old actor a lot about the acting world, specifically because of how Smith handled himself on set.

It was Smith’s ability to make everyone feel important by treating both cast and crew with respect that Ventimiglia has carried with him throughout his own successful career.

So it’s Will Smith that we have to thank for Ventimiglia’s swoon-worthy demeanor, both on and off screen!