- As a child, wanted to be an OB/GYN because he idolized the character Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show.
- Played varsity basketball at Peekskill High School alongside future NBA star Elton Brand.
- While starting his career as an actor, he held a day job as a summer-camp counselor for the Trinity School in New York City.
- Portrayed the title character in Shakespeare's Othello in Central Park in 2001.
- Portrayed a baseball player in the TV series The Starter Wife, but he had no experience playing baseball going into the audition.
- Reginald Austin — Father
- Eileen Austin — Mother
- Naomi — Sister
- Priscilla — Sister
- Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BA in Theater Studies, 2001)
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