His first role in a play came when he was 8; he played Howard in his sister's high-school drama production of Inherit the Wind. Started acting classes when he was 11, but didn't seriously pursue a career until he left college. Worked at Madame Tussauds in New York City, where he helped scare visitors to its "Scream" exhibit. His first professional acting job: a Nerf commercial. Originally auditioned for the role of Sebastian on The Carrie Diaries, but wound up cast as Walt instead. Wasn't a Sex and the City fan, though he did watch a few episodes with his mother. Enjoys playing basketball and Ultimate Frisbee; also plays guitar and writes songs.