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. He and Alaina are currently expecting their first child.
He dated his Big Bang Theory co-star and love interest, Kaley Cuoco, for two years while on the show.