- Was a member of USC's swim team and ranked nationally in the 200-meter individual medley.
- Started acting after randomly taking a beginner's acting class in college.
- In 1996, won the Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for the off-Broadway play The Monogamist.
- To prepare for the role of Bullock in Deadwood, learned to ride and lasso from real-life rodeo riders; said he patterned the character in part on roles played by Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential.
- Drew inspiration for his Justified character Raylan Givens from the writings of Elmore Leonard and conversations with U.S. Marshals.
- 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2010, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series: Winner
- 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
- Katherine Wright — Mother
- Alexis Knief — Wife
- Grace Katherine — Daughter
- Henry — Son
- Vivian — Daughter
- University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States