Famous for his portrayal of twins Van and Jethro West in the hit New Zealand television series Outrageous Fortune, Starr is also known for his starring role as ex-con Lucas Hood in Cinemax's Banshee series.
He entered the acting business in the 1990s, appearing in episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Shortland Street.
His role as Jeremy King in the 2012 Australian film Wish You Were Here earned him both a Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award and an Australian Film Institute (AACTA) Award.
He was born and raised in New Zealand.
He co-starred with Kate Beckinsale in the 2010 movie After the Waterfall.