Had actually retired from acting when the creators of "Entourage" first approached him about doing the show. It wasn't until he was informed the part of Eric had been written specifically for him that he decided to take part.
His mother died in March 2009 aged 62.
Was crowned Homecoming King at his high school in 1991.
Was voted "Most Likely to be Famous" by his high school class.
Is a fan of the New York Islanders, having grown up on the Islanders' former home of Long Island during the early 1980s when the team won four straight Stanley Cups.
No relation to Billy Connolly (of "Head Of the Class" fame), despite a popular misconception.