Preston was born in Dallas, Texas on August 21, 1983. He started acting his senior year in high school and then went on to study Theatre and Radio Television Film at The University of Texas at Austin. In Austin, he performed in over a dozen plays, getting the most acclaim for his performance in the John Patrick play, The Hasty Heart. To prepare for his role as the Scotsman, Lachlan McLachlan, Preston traveled to Scotland to research the Scottish culture and dialect. After graduating from UT Austin and acting in a few TV pilots (The WB's "Jack and Bobby" and Richard Linklater's HBO pilot, "$5.15/hr"), he moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally.Since moving to Los Angeles, Preston has starred opposite Chris O'Donnell, Adam Goldberg, John Goodman, David Carradine, and DJ Qualls in both Television and Film. He recently starred in the Paramount movie, Road Trip 2, which is slated for a summer 2009 release.