- Played football on scholarship at the University of Idaho before quitting after two years; after landing a part in a production of Godspell, he changed his major to Theater Arts.
- While studying for his MFA at Southern Methodist University, he roomed with actor/writer Nick Bakay, who wrote Paul Blart: Mall Cop.
- Appeared in a 1986 Off-Broadway production of The Nice and the Nasty, opposite Jane Adams and William H. Macy.
- Is one of the tallest actors in Hollywood at 6'6".
- Named a co-chair of a multi-phase renovation project to the main theatre at his alma mater in 2012.