Nicknamed the Shabanimal, he is a reality star who rose to fame competing on the second series of Canada's Big Brother.
Before joining the cast of Big Brother, he was an unemployed salesman living in Stouffville, Ontario.
Since his reality television appearance, he has become popular on social media, earning more than 20,000 Twitter followers and upwards of 10,000 Instagram fans.
He has an older sister named Daniella.
On Big Brother Canada season two, he competed with Neda Kalantar.