Television and film actor who is best known for having portrayed Elias "Eli" Thompson on the HBO drama Boardwalk Empire. He has also appeared on True Detective (season 1) and Fargo (season 3).
After graduating from college he co-created the New York City theatre troupe The Rorschach Group.
He lent his voice to the 2000 video game Smuggler's Run.
He was married to Christine Whigham.
He has collaborated with fellow actor Michael Shannon on a number of occasions.