- Is the child of two former stage actors who met while acting in New York City, but who both gave up the profession to start a family.
- Studied dance as a child, training in ballet, jazz and tap.
- Became interested in acting as a teenager, when he switched his focus from dance to drama.
- Worked at a casting agency while in high school.
- Auditioned for the roles of both Lip and Ian on Shameless before being cast as Lip, a character he describes as being very different from himself.