I actually think he's not a bad actor... I mean, he went to Juilliard. But the character is woefully misconceived and he has failed to generate any chemistry with the actors in his orbit. He and Maxie don't look like they want to even touch hands, nor does he have compelling interactions with Anna, LuLu, or Valentin.
I think they've done something similar with Elizabeth Hendrickson... talented actor, seemed like a "get," but don't have a thought out storyline. I feel bad for the actors and the writers, all of whom seem at a loss.