- Started acting in high school when, after being injured while playing sports, he auditioned for a play just to have something to do.
- Has appeared in numerous theatrical productions, including A Christmas Carol, Damn Yankees, Pippin and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
- Worked as a doorman at Los Angeles' The Comedy Store club, where he eventually began performing stand-up.
- Studied improvisational acting at the Groundlings School in Los Angeles for several years.
- Appeared in several episodes of Ashton Kutcher's MTV hidden-camera series Punk'd.
- Was a fantasy football player prior to starring on The League, and started an off-camera league with the show's cast and crew.
- Has said he probably would have become a police officer in New York if he hadn't gone into acting.