- Prior to Growing Pains, his only acting experience was in TV commercials.
- His breakthrough performance as Ben Seaver on Growing Pains earned him two Young Artist awards: Best Young Supporting Actor in a New TV Series and Exceptional Performance by a Young Actor in a Comedy.
- For one season of Growing Pains, worked with then child actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Was the voice of Linus van Pelt in several Charlie Brown movies and TV shows.
- Is a spokesman for Fresh Start Recovery of Santa Ana, a group that helps individuals address alcohol abuse.