Guitarist, songwriter, and singer who gained fame as a member of Grammy Award-nominated piano band The Fray.
He played piano and then switched to guitar. He worked as an auto damage appraiser while he was a student.
The Fray's song "How to Save a Life" peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double Platinum in 2005.
He had two daughters, Elise and Ava, with his first wife Julie, whom he married at 19. He married actress Candice Accola on October 18, 2014. They have a daughter named Florence together.
He and Isaac Slade have performed together in The Fray.