Jared S. Gilmore has his twin sister, Taylor, to thank for his introduction to acting. Taylor enjoyed modeling and acting and put on shows for the family. Their parents decided to find an agent for Taylor and brought Jared along for the ride. When they met the agents, it turned out they were interested not only in Taylor but Jared as well. Many auditions soon followed.
As fate would have it, Taylor came to the realization that she liked riding horses more than acting and decided to quit the business. But Jared continued his quest, landing his first job modeling t-shirts and doing commercials. This led to roles in both television and film. He recurred in the series Mad Men as Don Draper’s son, Bobby, as well as in Hawthorne and Talkshow with Spike Feresten, and guest starred on Men of a Certain Age, Roommates, Without a Trace and Passions. On the big screen he starred in A Nanny for Christmas, The Back-Up Plan, with Jennifer Lopez, Opposite Day and Overnight.
In his spare time, Jared likes playing Xbox and computer games with his friends. He has two dogs, Cooper and Emma, a cat named Tiger, a rabbit named Benjalina and two guinea pigs named Ziggy and Zoey who travel with him from San Diego to Vancouver (where he shoots Once Upon a Time). Jared’s charity of choice is Rocking Horse Ranch—www.RockingHorseRanch.org—which helps youth and young adults who have suffered abuse, trauma, neglect and other hardships by pairing them with horses who have themselves been rescued out of abuse and other life-threatening situations. He is excited about being featured in an upcoming PETA campaign running in the fall of 2013 encouraging his young fans to make their animals a part of the family and give them lots of love and affection.
Jared says he loves all the new people he gets to meet through acting, and in the future he hopes to take on directing.