- Reading Rainbow was his favorite program growing up.
- Got his big break playing a school bully in Miracle's Boys on the N.
- Originally auditioned for the role of Randy, not Michael, for The Wire.
- Described working on HBO's The Wire as a "life-changing experience" in a TV Guide interview.
- Modeled for Rocawear.
- Appeared in the music videos for Jay-Z's "Roc Boys (And the Winner Is)" and Alicia Keys' "Teenage Love Affair."