- Began acting during high school.
- Made his big-screen debut with a small role in 2000 drama Where the Heart Is.
- First series-regular role was musician Zack Van Gerbig on the WB drama Gilmore Girls.
- Originally auditioned for the role of Hoyt Fortenberry before being cast as Terry Bellefleur on HBO's True Blood.
- Is the singer and guitarist for country-rock band Pilbilly Knights.