‘FBI’ Star Jeremy Sisto Reveals What He Considers the ‘Heart of This Show’

by Courtney Blackann
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The “FBI” series is full of drama and suspense with twists and turns along the way. It’s what makes the show fun to watch – especially as each character gains more depth throughout the seasons. Jeremy Sisto, who plays FBI Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge Jubal Valentine, recently explained what makes the show tick.

In an interview with Starry Magazine, the star explains that it takes a “certain type of person” to put themselves out on the front lines and be in danger daily. It adds to the three-dimensional characters’ storylines.

“There were really cool performances in the last episode from the parents whose kid got kidnapped and the father is hiding something. It was a difficult conviction that Maggie (Missy Peregrym) has to make and hope that it turns out right,” the actor says.

He went on to add:

“I think at the heart of this show is a reminder that these people are putting themselves put there so much and it takes a really specific type of person to go out on the line at that level and be like, “If I’m wrong, this couple loses their kid. But I’m going to trust myself.” Every week is different…”

Further, since joining the cast, Sisto says his character has grown and evolved.

“There is the opportunity here for a plot driven show to have a really solid based in reality of a group of really smart people that are connected throughout the country and throughout the world with so many different agents and people. And how are we going to keep that alive and make that a really necessary component to the show – a component that is new and I feel that is always the challenge we have and it’s a fun challenge,” he said.

“FBI” Star Jeremy Sisto Joins Show for Specific Reason

In addition to creating a solid plot line and executing an interesting story, Sisto also recalls why he joined the cast of “FBI” when it got the go-ahead in 2017.

“The show is interesting because it always brings up topical issues, but it has a way at not arriving at some political statement itself. Because it’s not a political show and it’s not trying to take one stand or the other. It’s trying to reflect what is there and the difficulty of these questions,” he says.

The actor also said that Dick Wolfe, the show’s executive producer is a creative mind that is easy to work with and create emotional stories.

“He’s [Dick Wolf] great at what he does. He’s great at creating shows that have a long life. I always wanted the Sam Waterson role – the role that stayed inside and did his stuff inside a set. This is that version of the show. I’m not in the street running down criminals. I’ve got my own world that’s very different than a lawyer.”