Jesse's first debut on the big screen was in the movie Falling in Love in 1984.
Jesse started acting and modeling for a career when he was four years old.
Jesse can use both his left and his right hand.
Jesse won a Young Hollywood Award for exciting new face in 2001.
Jesse never learned how to whistle.
Jesse was once captain of his high school tennis team.
Jesse collects antique lighters.
Instead of acting, Jesse would like to be a rock star.
Jesse has over twenty different guitars.
Jesse began acting when he was eight months old.
Jesse is related to writer and poet Sarah Messner.
Jesse graduated from Brien McMahon High School in Norwalk, Connecticut. He was voted homecoming king one year.
Jesse attended Columbia University and majored in filming. He graduated in July of 2002.
He has a tattoo on his forearm of the roman numerals 'XV'.
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall.
He made his first television appearance when he was eight months old in a Q-tip commercial.
Jesse starred in the 2006 drama pilot for ABC called 20 Questions. Jesse is playing an idealistic State Department Worker who stumbles onto a conspiracy.
He was a cast member in Presumed Innocent as a child with two other future West Wing cast members, John Spencer and Bradley Whitford.
He shares his name with the female character played by Lara Flynn Boyle in the 1987 mini-series Amerika.
He says his most prized possession is the Fender Statocaster that he was given on his 13th birthday. It was a gift from his cousin, none other than Jonathan Svec, lead guitarist for the band Splender.
He has directed several short films.
Jesse: Acting is something that found me. I did not go out and seek acting. If my parents weren't both actors and got me involved when I was eight months old, I can pretty much guarantee that I wouldn't be an actor.
Jesse: Everyone always told me I was fated to be in front of the camera.
Jesse: She has this magnetism when she's working. When she's not working she's really down to earth and normal and not sort of actory the way that some actors are. And just pleasant and unassuming and lovely. And then when she is working it's like this little switch on the back of her head that she switches on and this energy just shoots out of her eyeballs. On working with Glenn Close.
Jesse: I think the same way you try to make life your own, is by not thinking so much about what someone else is doing.