The Neigborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre
University of Colorado at Boulder
St. Stephen's School
Joined the cast of the historical drama "Underground"
Reprised the role of Gene in the prequel series "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp."
Began appearing as Jack Dunlevy on "Surviving Jack"
Played Colonel Nathan Hardy in the superhero film "Man of Steel"
Joined the cast of HBO's "True Blood" as 500-year-old vampire Roman
Featured in the horror "Carriers"
Co-starred with Diane Lane and Richard Gere in "Nights in Rodanthe"
Played almost-unrecognizable role of 'Freakshow' in comedy feature "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle"
Portrayed Mark Fuhrman in TV-movie "Murder in Greenwich" (USA Network), which was based on the unsolved murder of Martha Moxley
Acted in the ensemble comedy "Wet Hot American Summer"
Played the sports-obsessed Coach Bob opposite Julia Roberts in "Runaway Bride"
Cast as Detective Elliot Stabler on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (NBC); earned an Emmy (2006) nomination for Best Actor; left the show after 12 seasons
Cast as inmate Chris Keller on the HBO prison drama "Oz"
Along with "Oz" co-star Rita Moreno, acted in the film "Carlo's Wake"
Played a bounty hunter in a two-part episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC)
Re-teamed with Terry Gilliam for a small role in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"
Cast in a recurring role on Steven Bochco's "Brooklyn South" (CBS)
Played Daryl Hannah's ex-husband in "Mario Puzo's 'The Last Don'" (CBS)
Landed recurring role on Steven Bochco's "NYPD Blue" (ABC) as Jimmy Leary, the love interest of Kim Delaney
Featured as the hotheaded son of a Mafia Don in the crime thriller "Bound"
Appeared in Terry Gilliam's thought-provoking time travel tale "12 Monkeys"
Starred in the one-act play "Who Made Robert De Niro King of America"
Playing supporting role in "Junior," starring a pregnant Arnold Schwarzenegger
Appeared in the Dana Carvey vehicle "Clean Slate"
Cast in the TV-movie "Without a Kiss Goodbye" (CBS) as the husband of a woman wrongly convicted of poisoning their infant son
Voiced the recurring character of Spike on the ABC animated series "Dinosaurs"
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries "In a Child's Name"
Landed featured role in the NBC TV-movie "When Will I Be Loved?"
Played Frankie, one of the title brothers on the NBC sitcom "The Fanelli Boys"
Cast as an ex-con turned quarterback on the HBO series "1st & Ten"
Early TV credit, a small role on an episode of "The Equalizer" (CBS)
Dropped out of college during his junior year to move to Los Angeles; returned to Colorado after six weeks
Was raised in Washington D.C.
Moved to New York City to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse after graduating from college.
Worked as a construction worker prior to finding success as an actor.