He married actress Sarah Michelle Gellar on September 1, 2002, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, in southwest of México. The couple met several years before, while filming I Know What You Did Last Summer, started dating in 2000 and were engaged in April 2001. Gellar played a small role in She's All That. In 2007, for their fifth year of marriage, Gellar legally changed her name to Sarah Michelle Prinze.
He also enjoys tap dancing and collecting comic books. He is an avid soccer fan and supports Arsenal F.C., and is a fan of East Asian cinema.
Season Eight will begin and end at 4:00PM, unfolding in New York City amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations where CTU has been upgraded and is run by the MBA-schooled Brian Hastings (Mykelti Williamson). Cole Ortiz (Freddie Prinze Jr.), an ex-Marine who wants to follow in Jack Bauer’s footsteps, runs the division’s Field Operations. Expert data analyst Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff) collaborates with systems analyst Arlo Glass inside CTU. Rob Weiss serves as President Alison Taylor’s new chief of staff, and Meredith Reed is an ambitious journalist with ties to the unfolding situation.