Best known for his role as Dr. John Dorian (J.D.) on the television show, Scrubs. In 2014, his partly Kickstarter-funded film, Wish I Was Here, premiered at Sundance Film Festival.
He wrote, starred in and compiled the soundtrack record for his directorial debut film, Garden State.
Natalie Portman starred in Garden State-a film he directed, wrote and starred in.
He was involved in a performing arts training center which produced other stars and friends such as Natalie Portman, Joshua Radin, and Mandy Moore.
He began dating Taylor Bagley in 2009, the couple split in 2014.