Majored in theater at New York University and was the only Latino in drama class.
Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1991" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 43.
Was nominated for two Tony Awards in 1998: as Best Actor (Play) and as Author of Best Play nominee, his one-man show titled "Freak."
His parents encouraged him to maintain his Spanish, sometimes with bribes. They spoke to him in Spanish, but he usually replied in English.
Daughter, Allegra Sky, born (with girlfriend Justine Maurer). [October 1999]