Most well known for his portrayal of Graeme Proctor on the popular British soap opera Coronation Street, he is also notable for his professional stage work, which includes United Kingdom tours of the plays The Full Monty and Funny Peculiar.
After studying at both Eggbuckland Community College and City College Plymouth, he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and subsequently performed at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
During his time on Coronation Street, he received an Inside Soap Award, a National Television Award, and a British Soap Award.
He was born and raised in Royton, Oldham, England.
He performed with Imogen Stubbs in a 2014 Theatre Royal Bath production of The Hypochondriac.