As creator Dan Fogelman explained to EW, Stallone “hears what Kevin is experiencing in his life with his own father, and talks to Kevin a little bit about life and acting and memory and aging.” Per Fogelman, Stallone has a “big part” but is expected to only appear in one episode. See the photo below:
On the THIS IS US set with Justin Hartley , this is a fantastic show and he is great to work with!#thisisus @justinhartley
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Stallone’s appearance was announced during the Television Critics Association summer press tour earlier this month. He gets it from dad.’ And so his involvement was a very big part of my character’s storyline, of Jack’s storyline, which meant a lot to me because Sly is one of my idols and I got to work with him,” Ventimiglia said. Speaking to Jimmy Kimmel last week, This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia explained how he played a part in getting Stallone on the show, after having appeared as the actor’s onscreen son in Rocky Balboa. “When I pitched it to Sly, I said, ‘Listen, my son … You are his movie idol, but you’ve got to wonder where he gets it from. Show Full Article The Rocky vet posted a picture on Instagram of his This Is Us guest appearance, which will find Stallone playing himself alongside Kevin (Justin Hartley) in a war movie directed by Ron Howard (also playing himself). “On the This Is Us set with Justin Hartley, this is a fantastic show and he is great to work with!” Stallone wrote. Sylvester Stallone just shared the first look at one of the fall’s most anticipated fake movies.