Best known for playing the role of Spike on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off series Angel.
He developed an interest in acting after performing the role of Eeyore in Winnie the Pooh in fourth grade.
He also played roles on the television shows Smallville, Caprica, and Torchwood.
He married Liane Davidson in 1989, and the couple had a son before divorcing in 1997.
He appeared on Smallville with Tom Welling.