Parents are Irish; raised in both America and Ireland. Made his TV-acting debut in 1991 as Tanner Scofield on Days of Our Lives. Wrote and directed two short films, Daedalus Is Dead (1996) and Untitled 37 (1998). Published a book of poetry titled Eighteen Straight Whiskeys in 1997. Wrote a screenplay about the life of Montgomery Clift. Originated the role of John McBain on the daytime drama One Life to Live in 2003. Wrote the graphic novels Soul Stealer (2008), Soul Stealer: Blood and Rain (2009) and Soul Stealer: Last to Die (2010).