- Was raised in England, but returned to New York to attend high school.
- Made his big-screen debut in the 1991 thriller A Kiss Before Dying.
- Breakthrough role was as lovable stoner Slater in Richard Linklater's cult favorite Dazed and Confused (1993).
- Joined the cast of CSI: Miami in 2002, and played team member Tim Speedle for two seasons.
- Returned to TV in 2009 to play the villainous Greg Seaton during 24's seventh season.
- 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- Renée Zellweger — Ex-significant Other
- Nicki Cochrane — Mother