- Moved to New York as a teenager, to escape The Troubles in Northern Ireland.
- During a period of discontent with acting, formed and fronted his own band, Adie Dunbar and The Jonahs.
- Played Oscar Wilde in A Trinity of Two at Liberty Hall in Dublin in 2005.
- Appeared in the 2007 West End revival of Boeing-Boeing.
- Received an honorary degree from the University of Ulster for his services to acting.
- Avid supporter of Arsenal Football Club