- Began tap dancing at age 10.
- Attended the Governor's School for the Arts in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia for Musical Theatre.
- In 2010, left Elon University after two years to take the role of Baby John in the national Broadway tour of West Side Story.
- Originally auditioned for a minor role as a tap dancer in Glee before getting called back to read for Sebastian Smythe in 2011.
- Landed his first starring role in the TV movie A Mother's Worst Nightmare (2012).