Jeremy Renner has appeared in numerous films, including “S.W.A.T,” “The Hurt Locker,” “The Town” and “The Bourne Legacy.” A two-time Oscar-nominated actor — who’s also known for playing Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Marvel movies and a TV show — he’s currently set to star in season two of Paramount+’s “Mayor of Kingstown” and “Rennervations,” a four-part Disney+ series in which he gives back to communities worldwide by “reimagining unique, purpose-built vehicles.”
But to his fellow neighbors in Washoe County, the 51-year-old California native is just another “Renoite” — widely known for always being eager to help others right in his own backyard, where Renner owns a sprawling Nevada ranch above Lake Tahoe, about 25 minutes from downtown Reno, near the Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe resort.
Hillary Schieve, Reno’s mayor, says the Hollywood star has aided the surrounding Mt. Rose community more than most people know over the years. She told the Reno Gazette Journal, “He’s always calling and saying, ‘Hey mayor, what do you need?’ ” She added that he’s helped donate to multiple charities, most of which he never publicizes; and the trained volunteer firefighter has even renovated several firetrucks for use during local wildfires
In fact, the well-known neighbor had reportedly gotten out of his snow plow on New Year’s Day to aid a stranded motorist when he was run over by his own vehicle. He suffered “blunt chest trauma and orthopedic injuries,” and was air-lifted to an area hospital, where he remains in critical but stable condition. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office has since launched an investigation into the incident, which came on the heels of a New Year’s Eve snowstorm that closed mountain passes and dropped at least 3 feet of snow in the area of his home off Mt. Rose Highway.
Renner, who also maintains a Hollywood Hills home, chose his secluded getaway because of the “majestic” mountains and strong sense of community in Reno, according to a 2019 article in the Reno Gazette Journal. He’s often spotted spending time exploring the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park, which he calls “my backyard.” He fell in love with skiing at Squaw Valley, overlooking Lake Tahoe, and became an instructor during high school.