1980- Born on the 12th of November in Ontario, Canada.
1991 – Made early TV appearance on the Canadian variety series "Homegrown Cafe"
1993 – Was one of the Mouseketeers on the "Mickey Mouse Club" (Disney Channel); appeared alongside JC Chasez, Keri Russell, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera
1996 – Had leading role in "Frankenstein and Me" (Disney Channel), UFO abductee in an episode of "The PSI Factor" Portrayed an English orphan in an episode of "The Road to Avonlea"; received Gemini Award nomination.
2000 – Portrayed a football player dealing with team integration in the 1970s in "Remember the Titans"
2001 – Garnered widespread praise for his starring turn as a Jewish neo-Nazi in "The Believer"; scheduled to air on Showtime before being released theatrically in 2002
2002 – Cast opposite Sandra Bullock in the thriller "Murder by Numbers"
2003 – Acted in "The Slaughter Rule"
2004 – Co-starred opposite fellow Canadian Rachel McAdams in the feature film "The Notebook," based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks Starred as Leland P. Fitzgerald in "The United States of Leland," about a young man’s experience in a juvenile detention center
2005 – Portrayed a suicidal client opposite Ewan McGregor, who makes bizarre predictions that begin to come true in Marc Forster’s "Stay"
2006 – Starred in "Half Nelson," a feature adaptation of helmer Ryan Fleck’s Sundance-winning short film "Gowanus, Brooklyn"; earned SAG and Oscar nominations for Best Actor