Actor recognized for his roles as Mark Brendanawicz in Parks and Recreation and as Gus in the Oscar-nominated film Lars and the Real Girl. His role in Bright Star garnered him a National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor.
He made his debut in the independent film, George Washington.
He considered himself a redneck while growing up in North Carolina.
He was raised in Asheville, North Carolina.
He was inspired to pursue action by the 1993 film, The Piano, which starred Holly Hunter.