- Never acted in a play as a child; he read The Fervent Years, about the founding of the Group Theatre, his freshman year of college and dropped out to pursue acting.
- Attended a summer program at the Lee Strasburg Institute.
- Made his Broadway debut in 2006 in Shining City, opposite Brian F. O'Byrne.
- Worked with the Second Stage Theatre in shows like subUrbia and Boy's Life.
- Attended culinary school and had an internship at the Michelin starred restaurant.