- Grew up on a farm in North Carolina.
- Participated in his school's drama program and played basketball and baseball during high school.
- Worked in asset management after graduating with a business degree, but quit his job and moved to NYC to pursue an acting career.
- Appeared in guest roles in several early-2000s TV series, including Law & Order: SVU, All My Children, Gossip Girl and CSI: Miami.
- Performed in an off-Broadway production of Tennessee Williams' In Masks Outrageous and Austere opposite Shirley Knight in 2012.
- Supporter of many non-profit organizations, including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Bald Head Island Conservancy, Horizons National and the Emily K Center.