- Family moved from Scotland to Canada in 1964.
- Planned to become a marine biologist.
- First appeared on stage in a school production of The Death and Life of Sneaky Fitch; his pants split during his performance, earning him a big laugh.
- Was high-school valedictorian.
- Studied at a Vancouver theater school for four years.
- Honed his improv-comedy talent at the Vancouver TheatreSport League.
- Performed with Toronto's Second City comedy troupe.
- Hobbies include cooking.