- Parents moved from Puerto Rico to the United States and opened a pharmacy.
- Learned to sing at his Latino Pentecostal church.
- Dreamed of becoming a professional wrestler for the WWE growing up.
- Was the lead singer of an a capella group, Top Notch, in high school and went on to become a featured rapper for N'Harmonics, NYU's a capella group.
- Made Broadway debut in Lysistrata Jones, a basketball-themed musical comedy, in 2011.
- Originated the role of Emilio Estefan in On Your Feet!, a Broadway musical about the life of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, in 2016.