Known for playing the role of Jim Steele on the NBC TV series Conviction alongside Stephanie March. He is also known for his role as Cullen Bohannon in Hell on Wheels and as Christopher Pike on CBS's Star Trek: Discovery.
He attended University of the South Carolina and Columbia University.
He was in the indie film, Tully, with Julianne Nicholson.
His father was an editor for Playboy magazine and his mother was a professional golfer. He has a brother named Anson and a sister named Kristin.
He was in Crossroads, starring Britney Spears. The film won the Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry.