- Worked as a blackjack dealer at a casino during his college years.
- Won the Jack Nicholson Award for performance his senior year at USC.
- Made his professional stage debut in Edward Albee's The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? at the Mark Taper Forum in 2005.
- Produced and directed a revival of Marat/Sade, for which he received L.A. Weekly's Best Production of the Year Award in 2007.