Started performing stand-up comedy when he was 16.
Many of his relatives are Lutheran ministers, including his grandfather, father and brother.
Was already writing scripts when he was in high school.
Dropped out of college to pursue an acting career.
Signing up as an extra for the movie Virginia (2010), which was film in his home state, led to a small role after he approached director Dustin Lance Black to congratulate him on winning the Oscar for Milk (2008).
Worked in a butcher shop and a bowling alley.
Didn't had to audition for the role of Richard Jewell in Clint Eastwood's film Richard Jewell (2019).