- Began his acting career at age 14 when he landed the role of Ponyboy in the TV adaptation of S.E. Hinton's novel The Outsiders.
- As a young actor, was often seen hanging out with a crowd of his peers that included Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.
- Costarred with his mother, Bobbie Ferguson, in two episodes of the TV series Evening Shade.
- Mother has served as the Entertainment Liaison for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.