Fashion model who turned to acting with roles including Aquaman in the long-running CW series, Smallville. In 2014, he played Raphael in the film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and in 2015, he played Adam in the Rooster Teeth movie Lazer Team.
He signed to Vision Model Management and did work for Abercrombie and Fitch, before moving to Hollywood.
He was one of the top 87 contestants in the 2004 season of American Idol, where he performed a striptease for judge, Paula Abdul.
He was born the middle of three brothers in Grand Forks, North Dakota. He married Catherine Ritchson in 2006 and the couple had three children.
He was cast to star opposite Jennifer Lawrence in the second installment of the Hunger Games saga, Catching Fire.