In 1996, he won a role as Leo Roth on the television series Relativity; however, he was already committed to a Pittsburgh production of the Tom Stoppard play Arcadia.
Because the producers felt Conrad was right for the part, production on the series was later scheduled to accommodate his work on the play.
In May 2009, Conrad left The Hills after five seasons, and was replaced by former Laguna Beach cast member Kristin Cavallari.
Conrad went on to appear in the 1998 film Return to Paradise with Vince Vaughn and Anne Heche.Continuing with his stage career, Conrad made his Broadway debut as Blythe Danner's much younger lover in a revival of Terence Rattigan's The Deep Blue Sea in 1998.We're happy where we are right now." Conrad has previously dated former MTV costar Stephen Colletti, Brody Jenner, and actor Kyle Howard.Conrad, the youngest of three boys, is the son of Jim Conrad, an engineer, and Margaret Conrad, a librarian.In 1999, Conrad appeared in the TV drama The Weekend with Gena Rowlands and Brooke Shields.
That same year he appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie A Season for Miracles, opposite Carla Gugino.After moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the fashion industry in May 2006, Conrad was commissioned to star in her own spin-off series The Hills, which chronicled the personal and professional lives of her and friends Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, and Whitney Port.During its production, she attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and held positions with Teen Vogue and Kelly Cutrone's PR firm People's Revolution.He is the great-grandson of electrical engineer Frank Conrad.He is a native of Swissvale, Pennsylvania, and grew up on the border of Edgewood, both suburbs of Pittsburgh.In 2005, Conrad appeared in the comedy Wedding Crashers with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as well as landing a regular role on the CBS series Ghost Whisperer, in which he portrayed Jennifer Love Hewitt’s paramedic husband, Jim Clancy until the series was canceled in 2010. In 2013 he began playing the recurring role of Ian Quinn in the two seasons of Agents of S.