This is us in 7 locations

TV show
A family (not) like the others

While the action takes place between Pittsburgh, New York and Los Angeles, This is us was mainly shot in California, in places sometimes already used by other productions.

Randall and Beth’s house

1090 Rubio St, Altadena, CA 91001, USA

This is where Randall (Sterling K. Brown), Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) and their two daughters live. Although the Pearsons’ home is supposed to be in Alpine, New Jersey – with Randall working in New York – it was in California that the production found the family home. A building that is already in operation in the 7 series at home. The first trailer of This is us set a record level of viewing as soon as it was released, reaching 25 million views and smashing the previous champion’s score, Legends of Tomorrow.

Kate’s apartment

139 N Mansfield Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036, USA

Kate (Chrissy Metz) lives without that nice apartment in California. A perfect example of the Mediterranean Revival architectural movement, this residence is located, as in the series, in Los Angeles. It is classified as a historical monument. Chrissy Metz, the actress playing Kate, made her television debut in the series Entourage. She was also seen in Earl and American Horror Story: Freak Show. She has also published a book entitled This is me, in which she tells her life story.

The Pearson House

5223 Shearin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90041, USA

It is here in Pittsburgh that Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) move in when their children are born. In reality, the Pearsons’ family home is located in the suburbs of Los Angeles, between Las Flores Drive and Hill Drive. This 1910 construction already appeared in the film Teen Wolf with Michael J. Fox. This is us was originally a feature film project for ABC Studios. It was after signing a contract with Fox that creator Dan Folgelman decided to turn it into a series, finally produced by NBC. The first title envisaged was also 36, in relation to the age of the protagonists at the beginning of the story.

Rebecca and Miguel’s house

427 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA

Rebecca and her second husband, Miguel (Jon Huertas), live in this luxurious home. Estimated at $4 million, this building has six bedrooms and four bathrooms. She has also been seen in Gilmore Girls, Scandal, Beverly Hills 902120, and Newsroom. Although she plays Randall’s mother, Kate and Kevin (Justin Hartley), Mandy Moore is the youngest actress in the main cast. A successful pop star, she went into television and played a substantial role in Entourage.


302 W 7th St #3324, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA

It’s Jack and Rebecca’s favorite bar. This is where she sings in front of her future husband. The bar, supposed to be in Pittsburgh, was inspired by a series of real coffee shops. Nevertheless, it was at Godmother’s Saloon in San Pedro that the teams set up their cameras. You can enjoy many cocktails and several concerts every week. Known and appreciated by fans of Gilmore Girls and Heroes, Milo Ventimiglia also played Rocky’s son in the movie Rocky Balboa. He later resumed his role in Creed II.

The Pearson cabin

1801 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA 90290, USA

The Pearsons like to take refuge in this beautiful cabin in the woods. This is where the family spends their holidays. Horror movie lovers, this wooden house lost in the forest may remind you of something. And for good reason, because it was the scene of the bloody forfeitures of Jason, the hockey-mask killer in two films of the Friday the 13th saga. Of all the actors on the show, Sterling K. Brown, the interpreter of Randall, is one of those whose filmography is the most impressive. Seen in Castle, Alias, the JAG, Masters of Sex, American Crime Story, Emergency or The Godd Wife, he has also acted in The Predator, Split, or Law and Order, alongside Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. He is also the only actor in the series to have been awarded a Golden Globes for his performance.

The tree

6300 Balboa Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406, USA

Rebecca and her children go to the foot of this tree to pay their respects to Jack. It’s hard to say more without a spoiler! The tree has acquired a sudden popularity among the many fans of the series. Spotlighted by Sylvester Stallone in Rocky Balboa, Milo Ventimiglia, Jack’s interpreter, asked the actor to come and make an appearance, in his own role, in the series. Sly gladly accepted. So we can find out about it on a movie Kevin’s shooting. Film directed in the series by Ron Howard, also featured in the credits.

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By Anthony Thibault

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

From the "Casimir generation", Anthony has kept (in addition to a passion for Goldorak) a taste for inventive images, experimentation and curiosity. Passionate about travel and pop culture, he co-founded Fantrippers with Nicolas Albert to share his passion with as many people as possible.

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