- Is of Dominican descent.
- Began acting at age 14.
- Studied at HB Studios in New York.
- Appeared in his first film role, a short called Five Feet High and Rising directed by Peter Sollett, in 2000; he later re-teamed with Sollett for Raising Victor Vargas (2002).
- Is a member of the Urban Theatre Movement.
- 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Debut Performance: Nominee
- Silvestre Rasuk — Brother