- Started his career in college appearing in student theater productions, including the lead role in Sweeney Todd.
- Is an alumnus of Minneapolis' Brave New Workshop, whose past members include Al Franken, Peter MacNicol and Mo Collins.
- Landed his first major TV role with Comedy Central's Cops parody Reno 911!
- While still appearing as a police officer on Reno 911! on TV, he played a prison guard in the 2004 movie Meet the Fockers.
- In addition to his film and television work, has lent his voice to various video game, including Iron Man 2, Mafia II and Crash: Mind Over Mutant.
- Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota, United States (1996)