He became recognized for his Golden Globe Award-nominated role in the 2009 film A Serious Man. As a stage actor, he earned a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role in the 2005 play The Pillowman. He would star in the Marvel film Doctor Strange.
He began his acting career in the theater, where he was recognized for his award-winning role in a production of Old Wicked Songs.
He can be seen in a number of television shows like Law & Order and Ugly Betty. He also appears in the 2012 film Men in Black 3.
He married Mai-Linh Lofgren in 2013.
While studying at the World Centre, he trained on how to mime with the famous Marcel Marceau.