- Born in Seattle, but grew up in Victoria, British Columbia; holds dual U.S.-Canadian citizenship.
- While in high school, played football and lacrosse, and studied at Victoria's Screen Actors Studio.
- Says he took up acting at the urging of his younger sister, Raeanna.
- First gained attention as an actor in a 2003 Hummer commercial directed by Scott Hicks (Shine).
- Made his movie debut in the 2006 horror-movie sendup Scary Movie 4.
- Was a semiregular on Heartland, a Canadian dramatic TV series set on a horse farm.
- Enjoys hiking and camping in the Canadian Rockies, and sailing, kayaking and fishing in waters near his home; also plays guitar.