Became a phenomenon as the eponymous Dexter Morgan on the Showtime series Dexter. The role earned him a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He first gained recognition on the hit HBO series Six Feet Under.
He discovered his love for acting after starring in a school production in second grade.
He played the character David Kammerer in the 2013 film Kill Your Darlings.
He co-starred with Peter Krause on Six Feet Under from 2001 to 2005.