Fast Facts

  • Played football and basketball in high school and played hoops in college, captaining Ferris State in his senior season (1998-99).
  • Never formally studied acting, but quickly broke into film with small roles in Tigerland and Maid in Manhattan before starring in The Outlands and So How Do You Feel About Your Watch. 
  • Replaced Ben Browder in the role of football coach Red Raymond on the CW series Hellcats.
  • Was cast in a lead role for The Playboy Club, but was replaced before shooting began by Eddie Cibrian.


  • Dr. Marinus Vanooyen — Stepfather
  • Donna Hephner — Stepmother
  • Patti Vanooyen — Mother
  • Tom Hephner — Father


  • Attended Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States; Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, United States (1999)

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  • Birth Place: Sand Creek, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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