Born in Brooklyn, raised on Staten Island, New York. He graduated with honors from Villanova University (PA) in 1999. Spent a semester in college interning for a congressman on Capitol Hill. He went to Los Angeles to pursue acting and landed a recurring role as a gay student on “Dawson’s Creek.” After the role ended, he signed to do only 10 episodes on “The Young and the Restless” in 2003, but his character Kevin became so popular with viewers that he was signed to a long-term contract. He received an Emmy Award playing that role in 2005 and received four consecutive Emmy nominations from 2006 to 2009. He also received a Soap Opera Digest Award nomination in 2005. He is politically active supporting liberal causes, such as women’s rights and gay rights. In June 2013, he celebrated two events: his ten-year anniversary on the “Young and the Restless,” and the US Supreme Court supporting same-sex relationships, which allowed him to publicly acknowledge his long-term relationship. He lives in Los Angeles with his life partner, actor and writer Robert Sudduth and their pets.