Instead he threw his focus into acting -- and landed the life-changing role of Lemonde. "You wait and you wait and you wait to get a job, and then when you finally get one like this your first reaction is excitement and happiness and 'Oh my god, I've made it.' And then your next instinct is -- 'Holy s**t, I actually have to act.'"
His brothers, with whom he runs a production company (he also studies at Toronto's Second City comedy theater), don't have much pity for him. Dillon tells us they're not buying his dreamboat status. "My little brother thinks it's really funny," he laughs. "The first words out of his mouth were something like 'It's just ridiculous. How does that even happen?' My older brother just sort of shrugged it off. We're all trying to be comedians, so he asked, 'How the hell are you supposed to be funny with a billboard like that? You can't be funny anymore.' Like Larry David said, there's nothing funny about a good-looking guy trying to make an ass of himself."