Stage actor most famous for his roles in musical theatre productions, including Hairspray, Smokey Joe's Cafe and Saturday Night Fever. On television, he played Sgt. David Gabriel on the series The Closer from 2005 to 2012.
He moved to California to follow his dream of acting after graduating from Monacan High School in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
He was nominated for both a Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for his role as Seaweed in the Broadway production of the hit musical Hairspray.
He married Tara Renee Schemansky in 2008.
He co-starred with Kyra Sedgwick on The Closer for eight years.