Was involved in the Pine Nut Players community theater in Monroe and the Seattle Children's Theater while growing up in Washington.
Passed his high-school proficiency test at age 13.
An early credit was voice work for Mario Golf 64, in 1999.
After taking on TV roles in the 2002 sitcom Do Over, the 2004-to-2005 drama The Mountain and a 2006 drama, Bedford Diaries, he hit pay dirt with the popular teen drama, Gossip Girl, which debuted in 2007.
An avid promoter of soccer.
Named to the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet in 2010.
2012, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner