- Before acting, worked as a model in the Madison, WI, area.
- Participated in 2000's International Modeling and Talent Association competition in New York.
- Took private acting lessons from a theater professor at Northern Illinois University.
- Was preparing for his senior year of high school when he landed a full-time role on All My Children; finished his course work while appearing on the soap and was able to graduate on time with his classmates.
- Played rugby with a local team in Albuquerque while filming Wildfire.