- Began acting at 6, when he appeared in a community-theater production of Guys and Dolls.
- Interned at the New York State Theatre Institute during his senior year of high school.
- Landed the lead in the national touring company of Rent after his first audition.
- Began his TV career on the daytime soap One Life to Live.
- Made his big-screen debut in David Cronenberg's acclaimed drama A History of Violence (2005).
- Starred as PFC Sidney Phillips in the HBO World War II miniseries The Pacific (2010).
- State University of New York, Albany, New York, United States (2002)