- Debuted on television in the role of Nicholas Foxworth "Fox" Crane on the soap opera Passions.
- Made film debut in a small role in the 2005 indie Race You to the Bottom.
- Starred as Aquaman in the unaired CW pilot for Aquaman (aka Mercy Reef) in 2006.
- When Aquaman wasn't picked up as a series, the CW asked him to play another iconic DC Comics superhero, Oliver Queen/The Green Arrow, on Smallville.
- Involved in the Web series Gemini Division, starring opposite Rosario Dawson.
- Huge fan of baseball and basketball.
- Enjoys gardening.
- 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
- Chrishell Stause — Wife
- Gabriela Hartley — Sister
- Lindsay Hartley — Ex-wife
- Chris Hartley — Uncle
- Megan Hartley — Sister
- Nathan Hartley — Brother
- Isabella Justice Hartley — Daughter
- Attended Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois, United States; attended University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, United States
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