- Born in California, but grew up in the state of Washington.
- Studied journalism at the University of Washington.
- His Broadway credits include Inherit the Wind and The Father.
- Appeared in the Academy Award-nominated short film By Courier in 2000.
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2011, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- Michelle Hurd — Wife
- University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States; New York University, New York, New York, United States (MFA)