Redford got his start with a win in a Warner Bros. open call that granted him a seat as a team member of the WB Road Crew. After about a year and a half on the Road Crew, he was approached by a talent scout in Alaska and moved to Los Angeles. After a short time there, he then landed the role of Scott "Scotty" Grainger, Jr. on the soap opera The Young and the Restless in July 2005, which he left in February 2006.
Redford later replaced Adrian Bellani in the role of the Latino character Miguel Lopez-Fitzgerald in the soap opera Passions from 2007 to 2008 when the show moved from NBC exclusively to DirectTV for its final season. Redford also landed the starring role of Nash Rambler in the horror-comedy film Dance of the Dead.
Redford starred in The CW's drama pilot Betwixt, which was picked up to series, and also appeared in the third season of The CW's 90210 as a recurring character named Oscar. He played James, a Bumper Band member in the movie Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera. In 2011, he appeared in four episodes of ABC Family's Switched at Birth then left the show to start filming ABC Family's The Lying Game. Now he is a series regular on The Lying Game playing Ethan Whitehorse on the same network. BuddyTV ranked him #17 on its list of "TV's Sexiest Men of 2011".
Redford grew up in the suburb of Canton, Georgia and attended Sequoyah High School. He is of Irish, French, German, and Native American descent. He worked for several summers in Georgia's Renaissance Festival performing and doing stunts, creating a pirate character named "Rusty Compass." He is an avid tennis player, and turned down scholarships upon graduating high school in order to act.