Moved to Austin, TX, where he began his career as an actor and musician
Co-founded the Big State Productions theater company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West," at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Feature film debut in a starring role in the thriller "Murder Rap"
Starred in the horror film "Scary Movie"
Appeared in "Flesh and Bone," starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
Wrote and starred in his own one-man show called "Nimrod Soul" at the Theatre at the Improv
Appeared in From "Dusk Till Dawn," starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino
Wrote sequences to "In the West," which later became the feature film "Deep in the Heart (Of Texas)"
Starred opposite David Duchovny and Angelina Jolie in "Playing God"
Cast in "A Slipping-Down Life," a well-received big screen adaptation of Anne Tyler's novel of the same name, which also starred Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce
Won over audiences and critics as Bugsy, the slow-witted fisherman in Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm"
Had a recurring role on the hit series "The Practice" (ABC)
Starred opposite Keanu Reeves in "Hardball" as Tricky, Reeves' best friend and business partner
Starred in and co-produced the independent film "Don't Try This at Home"
Cast in a lead role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries "Taken" (Sci Fi Channel)
Starred in and co-produced the independent film "Buttleman"; received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival
Cast in the psychological thriller "Identity" alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta
Cast as spirited entrepreneur Sol Star on the critically acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"
Cast in Ridley Scott's crime drama "American Gangster" opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe
Guest starred on ABC's "Lost"
Co-starred opposite Danny McBride on the HBO comedy series "Eastbound & Down"
Co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in the drama feature "Winter¿s Bone"
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("Winter's Bone")
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role ("Winter's Bone")
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Cast in the ensemble drama "Contagion" alongside Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Gwyneth Paltrow
Earned raves for his portrayal of a cult leader in "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
Played a man in an iron lung who wants to lose his virginity in Ben Lewin's drama "The Sessions"
Portrayed Republican operative Colonel Robert Latham in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis