Born in Evanston, IL. Raised in the Chicago and Denver metro areas.
Graduated from the University of Kansas. Received an M.A. in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Southern California. Declined an offer to study at the Ph.D. program in philosophy at Cornell University in order to stay in Los Angeles and attend USC.
Studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City and the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Has been a regular performer at the iO West Theater and the UCB Theatre in Los Angeles.
Brother of Wallace Yovetich, a California-based writer and blogger.
Son of Gene Yovetich, a Chicago advertising executive. The HBO movie White Mile (1994) is based on events surrounding a business trip rafting accident that took his life and the lives of four other people.
Grandson of Eli Yovetich, former Chief of Police in Kansas City, KS.
Grandson of Dwane Wallace, former CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company.
Great-grandnephew of Clyde Cessna, founder of Cessna Aircraft Company.
Was in a relationship with American writer-publisher Elizabeth Koch.
Was in a live-in relationship with Australian actress Claire van der Boom.