- Was introduced to powerlifting while an inmate of Boggo Road Gaol for 7 years for armed robbery.
- Nicknames include "The Megaman" and "The Colossus of Boggo Road".
- Was once the bodyguard of entrepreneur Rene Rivkin.
- Represented Australia in the 1995 Word's Strongest Man competition; his arm was broken in the second round.
- Became the World Wrestling All-Stars Champion in 2002.
- Played Thessalian warrior Boagrius in 2004's Troy.