- Became interested in acting after playing the role of Tiny Tim in a stage production of A Christmas Carol in third grade.
- Studied at American Conservatory Theater's Young Program.
- Lived in Italy and other locations in Europe while attempting to find work as an international banker.
- First professional acting job was in a Folgers commercial.
- Began appearing on TV in the early 1990s, performing in small roles on Cheers, The X-Files, NYPD Blue and Mad About You.
- Wrote, directed and starred in a 2010 film titled Morning opposite his wife, actress Jeanne Tripplehorn.