Best known for his Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as Mr. Will Schuester on the television series Glee. He has also appeared on shows such as The Good Wife, Grey's Anatomy and Younger. In 2019, he became a dance captain on The Greatest Dancer.
He performed in a musical with actress Jodie Sweetin while in high school.
He also had a role in the Broadway musical Hairspray.
He became engaged to Chrishell Stause in 2006, but they later split. In 2014, he married Renee Morrison, and they had a son named Revel in October 2017. In June 2021 the couple welcomed their second child together.
He has starred alongside Dianna Agron in the television show Glee.