- Was a star volleyball player in high school and was named Section Two Volleyball Player of the Year in Pennsylvania.
- Studied business management in college.
- Big break came when he was cast as a regular on Fashion House in 2006.
- Appeared in Lady Gaga's 2011 music video "You and I."
- Played the recurring role of werewolf Mason Lockwood on The Vampire Diaries.
- Participated in the Chicago Polar Bear Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, in 2015.