Grew up in Arvada, Colorado. Attended high school at Pomona Senior High, graduating in May 2001. Recipient of the Colorado Scholar's Award.
Has one sibling, Samantha Fitzgerald.
Son of Desmond Fitzgerald and Maria Perez.
Graduated with Honors and as a member of Phi Theta Kappa from Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado (May 2004) with an Associate of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in Digital Multimedia and English.
Received a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema, with a focus in digital film and cinema studies, from San Francisco State University, May 2007.