- Joined the Marines after 9/11, but a few months before he was to be deployed to Iraq in 2004, suffered a broken sternum that was serious enough for him to be honorably discharged.
- Decided to become an actor after a close encounter with the hazardous material white phosphorus, caused by a snafu during a training exercise with the Marines in California.
- Was rejected by Juilliard after high school, but reapplied and was accepted after spending a year at college in Indiana following his stint in the Marines.
- Made Broadway debut in 2010 in a revival of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession.
- Along with his girlfriend Joanne Tucker, runs Arts in the Armed Forces, a nonprofit organization that sponsors performances for mixed military and civilian audiences.
- 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Song: Nominee
- 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2014, Venice Film Festival — Best Actor: Winner
- 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- Nancy Wright — Stepmother
- Joanne Tucker — Wife
- Attended University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States; The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (2009)