- Dreamed of playing professional hockey as a teen.
- Studied business in college but switched to theater after failing a calculus course.
- Was inspired to pursue an acting career after seeing future Stargate SG-1 costar Richard Dean Anderson shoot a scene from MacGyver on a Vancouver beach.
- Performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival for two seasons.
- Met his wife, Lexa Doig, while guest-starring in an episode of her sci-fi series, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda.
- Played hockey on the Stargate SG-1 team that competed against other productions, such as Smallville, that also shot in British Columbia.