- Began acting in plays as a kid and did theater in college.
- Visited New York City while in college to interview for jobs on Wall Street, but also used the time to go on auditions.
- Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
- Often portrays some type of authority figure. Was cast as a cop in Lethal Weapon 2, a commanding officer in Starship Troopers, and a state trooper in Little Miss Sunshine, among others.
- Has created several videos parodying his cop persona, including a fictional show called Cop Talk and one that pokes fun at his character in the AMC series Breaking Bad.