- Began acting in school and local plays at age 15.
- Excelled in high school sports and was named a Texal all-state basketball player.
- Son of former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Billy Brooks and editorial writer Alberta Phillips.
- Big break came with the role of Matthew Applewhite on Desperate Housewives, for which he earned an Image Award nomination.
- Included in Daily Variety's Ten Young Actors to Watch in 2005.
- Landed the role of Tara's love interest Eggs on the vampire series True Blood and played a lawyer on the short-lived The Deep End.
- Modeling gigs include the racy 2010 video and print ads for Calvin Klein X underwear line.