Nostalgia is so huge these days. Between Throwback Thursdays, Flashback Fridays, and Friends debuting on Netflix, sometimes it seems like the internet is constantly looking to live in the past and the simpler times of the 1990s. Hey, I don’t mind — my adolescence spanned the awesome decade and all 10 seasons of Friends will always have a special place in my heart. But VH1’s new scripted series Hindsight , premiering Wednesday night, will be one major nostalgia trip for 2015 bride-to-be Becca (played by Laura Ramsey), who mysteriously ends up back in 1995 — on the eve of the wedding to her first husband. Along on the journey is John Patrick Amedori as Becca’s hunky brother Jamie and you know the actor from his many small roles in TV shows and movies.
Amedori is an accomplished musician in addition to being a 27-year-old actor with a long list of credits. According to his VH1 bio, he can “play any instrument by ear” and “he plays in various bands as lead singer, drummer and guitar player.” Cameron Crowe also wrote a part just for the actor in the Oscar-winning film Almost Famous, which shot in Amedori’s hometown of Baltimore. Since then, the Charm City native has been acting consistently and here are the roles you may recognize him from.
In addition to Almost Famous, Amedori has had small roles in lots of films, including a part playing an adolescent Ashton Kutcher in the 2004 time-travel thriller The Butterfly Effect. Amedori also had small roles in the movies Unbreakable, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Stick It, The Last Stand, and The Good Humor Man.
If you were a fan of the popular CW series Gossip Girl, you’ll probably know Amedori as Aaron Rose, who was one of Serena van der Woodsen’s lovers in Season 2. Aaron was Cyrus Rose’s son, making him the stepbrother of Queen Bee Blair Waldorf.
Amedori guest starred as Aaron for six episodes of the series in 2008, in an arc that concluded with Serena breaking it off with Aaron because she still had feelings for one Dan Humphrey.
Before there was Gone Girl, Fox aired missing-politician’s-wife drama Vanished in 2006. The short-lived series followed the conspiracies surrounding the missing wife of a prominent Georgia senator and Amedori was a series regular, playing the senator’s rehab-bound son, Max. Unfortunately, the series never received a conclusion and was canceled after 13 episodes.
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