- While attending high school in Fargo, ND, studied acting across the border in Moorhead, MN, at the Trollwood Performing Arts School from 1993 to '97; performed in stage productions of Romeo and Juliet, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
- In 2011, returned to Trollwood to teach summer acting classes in improvisation and scene study.
- Played guitar with Los Angeles band Killola.
- Replaced Mos Def as Dougie in HBO's Enlightened when the rapper-actor and the network could not agree on a contract.
- American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, New York, United States (1999)