- Made his TV acting debut in a 1996 episode of the short-lived horror series Kindred: The Embraced.
- Played the young version of the title character in the 1998 TV-biopic Houdini.
- First big-screen role was in the 2002 drama The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys.
- In 2003, he was nominated for a Young Artist Award for his work in the drama The Emperor's Club.
- While making the 2007 film Into the Wild, he became inspired to work with Oxfam, an organization seeking solutions to poverty, hunger and social injustice.
- In 2010, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro along with other entertainers and activists to raise awareness of the global water crisis.
- 2008, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
- 2008, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
- Jennifer Bolduc — Sister
- Margaret Davenport — Mother
- Valor — Son
- David Hirsch — Father
- Brianna Domont — Ex-significant Other
- Birth Place: Topanga Canyon, California, United States
- Profession: Actor
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