Moments before shooting his scene in Secretary (2002), he looked down on the floor in his trailer and saw the ruler he uses to smack his hand as he's instructing the typing class. He wanted to use it, as he felt it was a good foreshadowing for Maggie Gyllenhaal's character's upcoming journey.
The oft-quoted line "Get yer cock outta my Chrysler, you son of a bitch!" in Me, Myself & Irene (2000) was an ad-lib by Ezra on set. Jim Carrey suggested the walk that Ezra used as his handicapped character.
Got his name from his maternal grandfather, who used it as his stage name when he headlined in vaudeville.
With his Cockney dialect, he beat out several real British actors for his role as The Barker in The Prestige (2006). He's actually from Muncie, Indiana.
Active in regional theatre as well as film and television and a prolific writer and director for the stage.
Originally cast for 6 of 10 episodes on the NBC series "Crossbones", after working with him on the first three shows, writer/show creator Neil Cross added Ezra's character Oswald Eisengrim to 3 more episodes.