Emerson was born on October 5, 1974 in Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Following his departure from Beverly Hills, 90210, Emerson retired from acting and hasn't been seen on screen since his character uttered his last words. As of 2002, Emerson was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, working in intelligence.
In 1996, he married Emily Barth. The couple has two children.