Best known for playing the lead role in the NBC comedy series My Name is Earl, he's also played prominent roles in a number of films by director Kevin Smith, including Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
He first rose to fame not as an actor, but as a professional skateboarder in the early 1990s.
He married Carmen Llywelyn in 1995 and the couple divorced in 2001. He then began dating Beth Riesgraf and the couple soon welcomed a son named Pilot Inspektor Lee. Following their break up, he married Ceren Alkaç, and the couple welcomed a daughter, Casper, and a son, Sonny.