He was raised by a marriage councilor mother and a rehabilitation instructor father and made his acting debut at age 12 in the 1987 mini-series Murder Ordained.
He began dating actress Kelli Garner in 2011, but the couple split in 2014. In 2018, he began dating Alaina Meyer; the two went their separate ways in late 2020. They welcomed a son named Avery in December 2019.
He dated his Big Bang Theory co-star and love interest, Kaley Cuoco, for two years while on the show.