- Was raised by foster parents, George and Lottie Byrd.
- Voted Most Popular in high school.
- Dropped out of college after one year and joined the United States Army as a videographer.
- Worked as a stand-in on The Cosby Show.
- Made his Broadway debut in the 2009 revival of Joe Turner's Come and Gone.
- Supports Tim & Daphne Reid's Virginia Scholarship & Youth Development Foundation and the Special Olympics of Northern California.