Before beginning his acting career, he was a collegiate soccer player and a student in the University of Guelph's landscape architecture program. He became interested in the performing arts after being a camper and subsequently working as a counselor at Ontario's Kilcoo Camp.
He appeared in a series of Samsung Galaxy S4 advertisements.
He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He and his American actress wife, Susan May Pratt, welcomed a daughter named Lilah in 2007.
He and Bridget Moynahan were both in the cast of the 2003 spy movie The Recruit.