- Initially aspired to become a basketball player but opted to pursue acting instead.
- Did a great deal of voice work at the start of his career, including playing Donatello for the animated series Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation.
- Auditioned for a guest spot in the Monk pilot but was cast in the regular role of Lieutenant Randy Disher instead.
- Sang backup vocals on Russell Crowe's album Gaslight after costarring with him in 1999's Mystery, Alaska and 2001's A Beautiful Mind.
- 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (BFA in Theatre)
- Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Profession: Actor
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