- Is an accomplished violinist
- Was in his second year of university when he was cast in Ararat; despite the film's success, he chose to return to school to finish his degree.
- Has performed with Tim Robbins & the Rogues Gallery Band.
- Supports the Armenia Tree Project, which works to reforest Armenia and Karabakh.
- 2002, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (MA in History of Medicine)