Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama. BFA, 2003
Won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championships in Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory in 1999.
Attended the University School (FL).
Best friends and high school classmates with Dirty Sexy Money (2007)'s star, Seth Gabel (Seth Cosentino back in high school).
Nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Elder Cunningham in "The Book of Mormon".
Godfather of Theo Gabel, son of Seth Gabel and Bryce Dallas Howard.
His father was born in Afghanistan, to an Afghan Jewish family. His mother, who was raised in New York, is of Ashkenazi Jewish background, from a family of Holocaust survivors.
Ida Darvish, his wife, gave birth to his first child, a daughter Ava Tanya Gad on August 3, 2011.
Ida Darvish, his wife, gave birth to his second child, a daughter Isabella Eve Gad on February 17, 2014.
Attended Carnegie Mellon University with Josh Groban.
He was confirmed to be under consideration to play Quasimodo in the future live-action adaptation of The Hunchback of Notre Dame as of July 14, 2019.