- Trained in Clowning at L'Ecole Philippe Gaulier in Paris.
- Met fellow British actor and comedian James Cordon on the set of Telstar in 2007. Cordon wrote the role of Deano for Baynton to play in the third season of UK comedy Gavin and Stacey and the two have since worked together as writers and lead actors on the BBC comedy The Wrong Mans.
- A member of the band Special Benny, and established his own solo musical project, Dog Ear, releasing his debut EP, So It Goes, in 2011.
- Appeared opposite Daniel Rigby in Holes for the Arcola Theatre in 2014.