- Became interested in acting after performing a monologue in a high school English class to avoid a writing assignment.
- In 1994, made Broadway debut in An Inspector Calls.
- Made his film debut in 1995's Throwing Down.
- Remained awake for 48 hours to accurately portray his character's insomnia for Touching Evil (2004).
- In 2009, presented Amesbury High School, his alma mater, with a $100,000 donation to fund an arts scholarship.
- A lifelong Boston Red Sox fan, he has twice thrown out the ceremonial first pitch.
- Sean Donovan — Brother
- Michael Donovan — Brother
- Nancy Matthews — Mother
- Michelle Woods — Wife
- Claire Donovan — Daughter
- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States (BA in Theater); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (MFA)
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