- Intended to become a lawyer when he entered college, but a summer internship at a law firm made him realize he disliked the field. So he switched to acting.
- While a college sophomore, he visited a family friend in L.A. during spring break---and stayed.
- Told his parents and school that he had an internship while he was staying in L.A., but was really seeking acting work.
- Auditioned for the role of Ryan Atwood on The O.C., but lost out to Benjamin McKenzie.