Fast Facts

  • 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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