- Planned to follow in his police officer father's footsteps and began studying criminal justice at college, before switching his major to theatre arts.
- Caught the attention of a talent agent while performing the lead role in a Los Angeles-area production of A Few Good Men.
- Did stand-in work for Matt Dillon.
- Originally auditioned for the role of Lee "Apollo" Adama on Battlestar Galactica, but instead was cast as Samuel Anders.
- Fractured four vertebrae as a passenger in a severe car accident in December 2007 and made a full recovery.
- Participates in celebrity poker tournaments.
- Enjoys riding motorcycles and racing cars, both on and off screen: He portrayed a race-car driver on One Tree Hill, and he participates in events such as the 2013 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race.
- Sandra Hess — Wife
- University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA (BA in Theatre Arts)
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- Birth Name: Edward Michael Trucco
- Birth Place: San Mateo, CA
- Birthday: June 27, 1970, Cancer
- Profession: Actor