He grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is known for having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He originally majored in Real Estate with a minor in Political Science. He then trained as an actor in New York under the guidance of acting coach Susan Batson.
He is also a screenwriter and director and is credited with having done both on the short film Betise.
His mother Janice Gray is an entrepreneur and his father Grant Mellon Sr. is an American financial advisor.