- Toured extensively with the Australian theater company Bell Shakespeare, appearing in productions of Romeo and Juliet, Richard III, Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice.
- Met wife Roxane Wilson when they were cast as lovers in the 1999 film Change of Heart.
- Struggled for his first five years in the U.S. to find work and to make ends meet.
- Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards for his role on the New Zealand television comedy-drama Outrageous Fortune.
- In 2010, was named the host of The Amazing Race Australia and, prior to that, starred for four seasons on the Australian version of the reality competition The Mole.