- Performed in the Nickelodeon sketch-comedy series You Can't Do That on Television (produced in his hometown of Ottawa) in 1986 and '87; his brother Siddarth also appeared on the show.
- Was a member of the winning team in a national high-school improvisational tournament two years in a row.
- After getting his start on Canadian television, appeared in the films eXistenZ and Good Will Hunting.
- Nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award in 2002 for the TV series Our Hero.
- Originally auditioned for the role of Morgan on Chuck, but when he didn't get it the producers offered him the smaller part of Lester; they were so impressed with his work that they made him a series regular in the second season.
- Interviewed employees at retail stores in order to prepare for his role on Chuck.