- Spent summers working at his father's sports-equipment manufacturing firm while growing up in Canada.
- First considered acting as a career after his dentist's receptionist suggested he try modeling.
- Moved at age 18 to Los Angeles, where he sold paintings and lived out of his car during his first year in the city.
- Was handpicked by executive producer Mel Gibson to star in the ABC comedy Complete Savages (2004).
- Starred in a string of sequels, including The Skulls 3, Final Destination 2 and The Grudge 2.