- Began acting in college and was nominated for an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship.
- Received ALMA Award nominations (in 1996 and '97) for his role on the TV series Dangerous Minds.
- Relocated from L.A. to New Mexico in 2005 after being cast on the ABC Family drama Wildfire, which was filmed in the Albuquerque area.
- Opened an acting studio in New Mexico in 2007 with his wife Carmen, an actress who has appeared on AMC's Breaking Bad.
- Nya — Daughter
- Mark — Stepson
- Carmen Serano — Wife
- Cheyenne — Daughter