Best known for roles such as history teacher Alaric Saltzman on the series The Vampire Diaries and for co-starring opposite Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. In 2018, he'd reprise his Vampire Diaries role on The CW's spin-off, Legacies.
He went to the University of Utah, where he first got interested in acting.
He worked as a pizza delivery boy before breaking into the movies, and once delivered a pizza to Andy Garcia.
He dated Leelee Sobieski in 2008. He became engaged to 2013 Miss Georgia USA Brittany Sharp in 2016, but the couple later called things off. In 2018, he married Kiley Casciano. The couple welcomed a daughter named Ripley on March 31, 2020.
He and Luke Wilson were the two male leads in Legally Blonde.