- His mother enrolled him in art classes when he was a child.
- Played semi-pro soccer in leagues in Lebanon and Kuwait.
- Studied acting at New York City's Terry Schreiber Actors Studio and the Larry Moss Studio in Los Angeles.
- Appeared in several off-Broadway productions.
- Was originally slated to appear in only three episodes of the TV series Crash, but he impressed the producers with his work and became a series regular for the entire first season.