Film actor who audiences came to love for his roles in Donnie Darko, The Box, and 2007's Southland Tales. He also appeared in Bring it On and That Thing That You Do!
He started his acting career as a member of Odessa High School's theatre club.
He developed a close relationship with film director Richard Kelly, and was cast in a variety of his films, including Donnie Darko and Southland Tales.
He was brought up in Kansas City, Missouri.
He appeared with actress Cameron Diaz in the 2009 film, The Box.