Remembered best for his series regular role as Garrett Wells on ABC's Boston Legal, Mentell was tragically killed at the age of twenty-seven in a traffic accident.
Prior to studying acting at Northern Illinois University, he medaled in speed skating at the Junior Olympics.
He was born in Austin, Texas, and raised primarily in Waukegan, Illinois. He died in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in the early morning hours of February 1, 2010.
Shortly before his death, Mentell appeared in a Jerry Bruckheimer and Walt Disney Pictures film titled G-Force.