- Enrolled in his first theater class at age 9 and performed in his first show at age 11.
- Started his professional career by doing voice-over work in various video games and cartoons, including Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh.
- Had replacement roles in the Broadway productions of Hairspray and Jersey Boys before landing one of the lead roles in the original Broadway cast of The Book of Mormon.
- Researched his role in The Book of Mormon by meeting with some missionaries.
- Was cast in Girls after the producers attended the opening night of The Book of Mormon and then asked him to audition for the role of Elijah.
- 2011, Grammy — Best Musical Theater Album: Winner
- 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2011, Tony — Actor (Musical): Nominee
- Attended Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
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- Birth Place: Omaha, NE
- Profession: Actor
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