Fast Facts

  • Knew he wanted to be an actor after seeing the docudrama Brian's Song at age 8.
  • Lived on the streets of Boston after dropping out of school at age 12.
  • Spent five years in prison in the early '90s, and turned to acting following his release.
  • Made his film debut in the 1998 drama Southie, about a gang in South Boston.
  • Cowrote and directed the semiautobiographical film What Doesn't Kill You, starring Mark Ruffalo and Ethan Hawke, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.
  • Has landed recurring roles on several prominent series, such as ABC's Lost, Castle and Revenge, as well as TNT's crime-drama Rizzoli & Isles.

Relationships

  • Mark Goodman — Son
  • Brian Goodman — Son