His father is a doctor of theology from Temple Seminar. He once sold records in Dollywood. Jay Julien, a lawyer who also represented Robert De Niro, got him into a New York acting school.
Lived with Band of Brothers (2001) cast-mate, Eion Bailey.
When asked by an interviewer what his two sisters taught him about women he answered; "That women are to be loved, not understood.".
Expecting first child with wife, Naama Nativ [September 2008].
Plays the father of Penn Badgley on Gossip Girl (2007), although he's only 15 years older than Badgley.
Daughter born March 5, 2009. She weighed 8 lbs. 11 oz.
Matthew and Kelly Rutherford, who played husband and wife in Gossip Girl (2007), once dated in real life.