He made early career appearances in episodes of Life on Mars and Law & Order.
Both Esquire magazine and The Wall Street Journal highly praised Taylor's performance as Cobblepot the Penguin in Gotham.
A native of Shueyville, Iowa, he later studied at Northwestern University in Illinois. In the early 2000s, he relocated to New York City. Though he likes to keep his life private, he is openly gay and is married.
Taylor and fellow entertainer Billy Eichner wrote and performed in a popular touring stage show called Creation Nation.