Mc Kenzie was also voted one of In Style's "10 Hottest Bachelors of Summer" in July 2005. The film was nominated for "Best International Film" and "Outstanding Ensemble Acting" in the Amanda Awards and won the Sarasota Film Festival award for "Outstanding Ensemble Acting".
Mc Kenzie returned to Fox in the Batman prequel television show Gotham, which premiered on September 22, 2014.
In the series, he portrays James Gordon as a young detective new to Gotham City.
(via ), "When we wanted to book [the wedding], which was over a year in advance in our defense, the only date available was my wife's birthday …
I think she just wants me to be clear that she is going to get a birthday present and there is going to be an anniversary gift and it's a whole week.
She's Brazilian and birthdays are very special." He added, "The good news is if I do it right, it's going to be a great year every year, if I hit June 2nd we are good.
But if I forget anniversary and birthday, it's going to be a bad year." as part of their temporary divorce agreement.
On August 5, 2003, Fox premiered the television series, about affluent teenagers with stormy personal lives in Orange County, California. earned him "Choice Breakout TV Star - Male" and "Choice TV Chemistry" nominations in the Teen Choice Awards and "Choice TV Actor - Drama/Action Adventure" and "Choice TV Actor: Drama" wins. was the first time Mc Kenzie played what The New York Times later described as the "quiet, guarded leading man" role he would repeatedly portray.
The show became an overnight success and made Mc Kenzie famous. Mc Kenzie reportedly earned between about ,000 and ,000 per episode throughout the show's run. As a result of the show's success, Mc Kenzie appeared in magazines including People, In Touch Weekly and Us Weekly. 5 in Independent Online's "100 Sexiest Men Alive" and twice appeared on Teen People magazine's annual list of "25 Sexiest Stars under 25". dropped in ratings dramatically during its third and fourth seasons, and ended in early 2007. C., Mc Kenzie made his feature film debut in Junebug alongside Amy Adams and Embeth Davidtz.
In 2008, Mc Kenzie earned critical acclaim for his solo performance in the "live on stage, on film" version of Dalton Trumbo's 1939 novel Johnny Got His Gun, his first starring role in a feature film.