He quit his profession as a casting director to write the play 'Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead' which was awarded the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award, as well as the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Off-Off Broadway Production.
Is from Green Cove Springs, Florida. His parents are Van and Sandra Royal. He has two siblings, Ashley Halil and Boyce Royal - both are also writers.
Won the Clay County Spelling Bee in 6th Grade only to lose a shot at Nationals by misspelling a ridiculously easy word that he will never misspell again as long as he lives - 'Buccaneer.'
Started File 14 Productions with his best friend - actress/producer Sorrel Tomlinson.