Best known for his role as Dr. David Parenti on HBO's The Wire, he is an actor, writer, producer and director who landed leading roles in the 2015 films The Night Watchmen and On the Wing.
He worked as a contracting officer for the Department of Defense before he left his job, moved to New York City, and began studying acting at Stella Adler and the Herbert Berghoff studio.
He earned a Master's degree in business administration.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York but moved to Pisa, Italy when he was 9 months old. He spent most of the first 18 years of his life in Pisa.
He was featured in the critically acclaimed drama series The Wire, created by David Simon.