Here's Why 'This Is Us' Star Michael Angarano (Jack's Brother) Looks Familiar

Can't quite place Nicky Pearson from This Is Us season 3? We've got you.

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With the comes a bunch of new triumphs, heartbreaks, and, of course, characters. One of joining the cast is Michael Angarano who plays Jack Pearson's brother Nicky.

While some fans might recognize the 30-year-old from a few prior projects, here's a snapshot of Michael's work and some overall interesting things to know about the actor in case you aren't familiar with him:

He's from New York.

Brooklyn, New York to be more specific. states he was born on December 3, 1987 to Doreen and Michael P. Angarano. — two in New York and the other in California.

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Michael was previously in Will and Grace.

If you saw Michael and thought "Hmm, his face looks so familiar," chances are it's because you're remembering him as Elliot (Jack McFarland and Bonnie's son) on Will and Grace.

Of course, that's not to say Michael hasn't made a name for himself beyond appearing in the sitcom. He's also in , , , , , and .

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But you also may recognize him as Meryl Streep's son ...

... movie son, to clarify. In the 1999 drama , Michael plays Roberta (Meryl)'s child Nick. According to his , he actually had to learn to play the violin for his role, and still plays it to this day.

He's been romantically linked to Kristen Stewart.

According to , Michael and the star began dating back in 2005 after meeting while filming Speak. After four years of dating though, the two broke up in 2009 just after Kristen had finished . She then began seeing Robert Pattinson shortly after ending things with Michael.

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His grandma is really pumped he's playing Nicky on This Is Us.

When the news was announced in mid August that Michael would be playing Nicky, he revealed on his Twitter account that one family member in particular was really stoked.

"I am beyond grateful and very excited to be a part of this show," he wrote. "My grandmother even told her dentist."

i am beyond grateful and very excited to be a part of this show - my grandmother even told her dentist.

— michael angarano (@MichaelAngarano)

Grandmas, you gotta love 'em.

Watch This Is Us season 3 on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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