Perhaps most well known for his portrayal of Lurch on the ABC Family series The New Addams Family, he is also notable for his recurring roles on Blade: The Series (as Thorne) and Falling Skies (as Shaq).
Before launching his entertainment career, he briefly served in the Canadian Army. He made his television debut in a 1998 episode of Police Academy: The Series.
One of the tallest Canadian screen actors on record, he is six feet and nine inches tall.
He spent his youth in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada.