Performed in the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series You Can't Do That on Television (produced in his hometown of Ottawa) in 1986 and '87; his brother Siddarth also appeared on the show.
Was a member of the winning team in a national high-school improvisational tournament two years in a row.
After getting his start on Canadian television, appeared in the films eXistenZ and Good Will Hunting.
Nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in 2002 for the TV series Our Hero.
Originally auditioned for the role of Morgan on Chuck, but when he didn't get it the producers offered him the smaller part of Lester; they were so impressed with his work that they made him a series regular in the second season.
Interviewed employees at retail stores in order to prepare for his role on Chuck.