- Played football, basketball and volleyball at his Pittsburgh high school.
- Attended Carnegie Mellon University at the same time as Matt Bomer; the two later co-starred in Magic Mike.
- Toured with the band Goldfinger as a roadie.
- Made his film debut as Eugene "Flash" Thompson in the 2002 adaptation of the Marvel comic-book series Spider-Man.
- In lieu of wedding gifts, he and Sofia Vergara asked guests to donate money to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital and St. Jude's Children's Hospital.