- Is of Maori descent.
- Born in New Zealand, but grew up in Australia.
- Mother and brother Stephen died within a month of each other in 1985, due to two separate car accidents.
- Took classical dance lessons as a teen.
- Made his TV debut on the Aussie drama Paradise Beach.
- Has appeared alongside Lucy Lawless on the syndicated action-adventure series Xena: Warrior Princess and the Starz historical drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
- Big-screen roles include the horror hit 30 Days of Night (2007) and action movies The Marine (2006) and The Condemned (2007).