- Performed improv with Theatresports at Edmonton's Rapid Fire Theatre.
- Briefly worked as a singing-telegram deliveryman.
- Initially planned to follow in his parents' footsteps and become a high school English teacher, but dropped out of college after landing a role on One Life to Live.
- Received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 1996 for Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series for his work on One Life to Live.
- Co-founder of the non-profit organization Kids Need to Read, which promotes childhood literacy.
- 2012, People's Choice Awards — Favorite TV Drama Actor: Winner
- 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2015, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor: Winner
- 2016, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor: Winner
- 2013, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Dramatic TV Actor: Winner
- Kate Luyben — Ex-significant Other
- Jeff Fillion — Brother
- Cookie Fillion — Mother
- Bob Fillion — Father
- Mikaela Hoover — Significant Other
- Attended University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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