Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he started acting at age of seven. His first role was Linus in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. He also had a role in the John Burroughs High School musical show Powerhouse while he attended the Burbank, California high school which was the basis for the high school choir in the Fox TV show Glee. It was in 2007 at a performance of Thirteen at the Mark Taper Forum that Phineas and Ferb creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh saw and heard him do the distinctive voice that would become the Phineas and Ferb character Carl Karl, Major Monogram's intern and resident lackey for OWCA. He also provided the voice of Tony Marzulo in the Phineas and Ferb episode Tales from the Resistance: Back to the 2nd Dimension.