Crush object: Christopher Meloni, actor.
- Brief stints on television (1st and Ten, The Fanelli Boys) and bit parts in movies (Junior, 12 Monkeys) lead to his breakout role as a hotheaded gangster in Bound.
- More TV roles followed (usually on crime shows like NYPD Blue and Mario Puzo's The Last Don), but he really got our attention as the bisexual serial killer (and frequently nude) Chris Keller on HBO's groundbreaking Oz.
- At the same time, he also starred on NBC's Law & Order: Special Victims Unit in a very different role, as Police Detective Elliot Stabler. His performance earned him an Emmy nomination in 2006.
- He showed off his comedic side as the shell-shocked camp cook Gene in Wet Hot American Summer, as "Freakshow" in Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and as the title character in the recent TV movie Gym Teacher: The Movie. Other film roles include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Runaway Bride and Nights in Rodanthe.
- In addition to the current tenth season of SVU, he will be seen in the upcoming movies Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, the remake of The Stepfather and Dirty Movie, which he also co-wrote and co-directed.