- Originally a business major in college, he signed up for an introduction-to-theater class thinking it would be easy.
- After college, spent several years performing in productions at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
- Met former wife Melanie Lynskey while they were filming the three-part series, Stephen King's 'Rose Red' (2002); costar Emily Deschanel was a bridesmaid at their 2007 wedding in Lynskey's native New Zealand.
- Made Broadway debut in 2007 as TV pioneer Philo T. Farnsworth in Aaron Sorkin's The Farnsworth Invention, a role that earned him a Theatre World Award.
- Appeared as Lyle the Intern on Late Show With David Letterman.
- 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2018, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
- 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Melanie Lynskey — Ex-wife
- Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States (1998)
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