- Has performed under the name "Verbal" with the hip-hop band Verbal Militia.
- Contributed material to and performed in The Violence Project, a 2002 theater piece spotlighting violence and how it affects young people in the U.S.
- Toured with Judith Light in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit, about a poetry professor battling cancer.
- A supporting role on the short-lived TV show Luis had the up-and-comer relocate to Los Angeles in 2003, which expanded his visibility and opportunities.
- Played a genius-scientist in the TV comedy Better Off Ted.