- Lived in the Bahamas, England, Hong Kong and Italy while growing up; eventually settled in Toronto.
- Prior to acting, worked in the restaurant business with his father, who's a noted Italian chef.
- Was named Best Maître d' in the City by Toronto Life magazine.
- Began his showbiz career at age 30.
- Cocreated The Great Canadian Food Show, which he hosted; was nominated for a Gemini Award as best host in 2001.
- Best known for his roles on Little Mosque on the Prairie and 24.