- Was a member of the a capella group The Spizzwinks(?) while an underclassmen at Yale.
- Frequently collaborates with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, including on the musical stage production of Finding Nemo, and the 2013 blockbuster animated film Frozen.
- Both of his young daughters are featured on the Frozen soundtrack.
- With his 2014 Oscar win for Best Original Song in the Disney film Frozen, he became only the 12th person to achieve the unofficial "Grand Slam of Show Business" known as EGOT.
- Also is both the youngest (at age 39) and quickest (less than ten years between his first and last award) to achieve the extraordinary EGOT feat.