His mother's name is Susan.
His stage credits include Morning Star with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and numerous other Chicago theatre productions.
He studied filmmaking at New York University (NYU).
He has appeared on stage across the country, playing the title role in the Off-Broadway show The Dead Eye Boy opposite Lili Taylor, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.
He studied acting at the Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, Illinois.
He started acting at the age of eleven.
He is managed by Flutie Entertainment and represented by the Endeavor Agency.
Critics have hailed him as a "young genius, exploring the theatre and film world at a maturity level way beyond his years."
He is currently producing a feature length film which he also co-wrote, entitled To the Raccoon.
At the age of 18, he wrote, directed and edited the short film, Sugar Mountain. He wrote and directed his first short film when he was 13-years-old.
He is an only child.
He has appeared in episodes of two different series in which he played a high school student where the school principal was an African-American man whose first name was Steven: Boston Public and Joan of Arcadia.
After his Joan of Arcadia character (Friedman) was introduced in the Season One episode "Bringeth It On", he appeared in every subsequent episode except for "Death Be Not Whatever", "The Devil Made Me Do It", "St. Joan", "Do the Math", "Dive", "Shadow and Light" and "Trial and Error".
He appeared in 33 of the 45 episodes of Joan of Arcadia, more than any other guest star.
He is 5'7".
He moved to Indianapolis, Indiana in July 2003.