Subject of the 2010 documentary Catfish and the host of the documentary-inspired MTV reality show Catfish: The TV Show.
He began his career as a ballet photographer.
He co-founded Leave Out Violence in 2004, a youth organization.
His brother Ariel Schulman was the director of Catfish. He married Laura Perlongo in 2017. He and Laura had their first child, a daughter named Cleo, in 2016. In 2019, they welcomed a son named Beau.
He was a producer of Catfish: The TV Show along with documentary filmmaker Andrew Jarecki.