Fast Facts

  • Competitive water skier who, in 1997, represented the U.S. Junior Water Ski Team in the Pan-American Championships.
  • Discovered by a manager during his senior year of high school, when he crashed a party at the Sundance Film Festival.
  • Learned to play tennis for 2004's Wimbledon and basketball for 2006's Glory Road, and took up surfing for 2007's John From Cincinnati.
  • After making guest appearances on Deadwood and Six Feet Under, was signed to a relatively uncommon talent-holding deal with HBO. The network made good on the contract by casting him as the lead in the short-lived John From Cincinnati.
  • Golfs, rides horses and is an avid movie fan.

Relationships

  • David Nichols — Father
  • Kay Nichols — Mother
  • Sophia Bush — Ex-significant Other

College

  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in English, 2002)