- Played trumpet alongside Dizzy Gillespie at the age of 4.
- Joined the pop/jazz ensemble Harmony Express in high school.
- Studied at the Backstage Dance Studio.
- Played Ferdinand in the Public Theatre's Shakespeare in the Park production of The Tempest, opposite Patrick Stewart, in 1995.
- Played percussion on his brother Daniel's album, San Rafael 500, in 1999.