Born in Belgium while his father was serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Began performing in community theater at age 7.
Acted alongside Roseanne and Tom Arnold in the TV movie Backfield in Motion in 1992, which led to him being cast on Roseanne's show.
When he first appeared on Roseanne, his character was given the name "Kevin" although he was supposed to be named "David." He already played a character named "David" on another show, Billy, so the producers changed it, and then changed it back when Billy was canceled.