New Jersey accent
Frequently works with director Larry Clark
After finishing Storytelling (2001), He was cast in the Robert Redford vehicle The Last Castle (2001). Two days before filming was to begin, he was in Los Angeles and was leaving a friend's party and was hit by a drunk driver. His leg suffered severe nerve and muscle damage, and he was unable to walk for a month and had to go through physical therapy. He was dropped from The Last Castle (2001) as a result.
Favorite TV shows are "The Wire" (2002), "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), "Law & Order" (1990), "Nip/Tuck" (2003), "Carnivàle" (2003), "My Name Is Earl" (2005), "Family Guy" (1999), and "Futurama" (1999).
Has claimed that some people have actually harassed him because of the character he played in Kids (1995), believing it was a documentary instead of fiction.
"Before this, I never cared about a movie enough to really try very hard to get it. I usually go through the audition process just to please my agents, and I've blown a ton of auditions on purpose just because the movies were shit. But Storytelling (2001) was completely different because I'm a huge Todd Solondz fan." - On "Storytelling".
"I've known Larry Clark since I was fourteen. I've always skateboarded in Manhattan. Larry got into the scene in the early 90s, taking pictures and skating with us. Then one day he was like, "I just got the money for this movie I've been talking about for the past two years. Do you want to come in and audition?" I said, "Sure." I had nothing better to do." - On getting the part in Kids (1995).
"I think that was part of the distributor's scheme. Miramax didn't introduce the actors at any of the screenings. That's why a lot of people thought Kids was a documentary. I still meet people who think it was real. After I made Kids (1995), I went back to working at a skate shop, just living life as a stupid skateboarder. But people would call the store and say, 'I know you're that guy from Kids (1995). I'm going to come down there and kick your ass.' I would say, 'Calm down, it was only a movie.' " - On "Kids".
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