As a child, he attended Billericay School, where he was bullied. He competed as a boxer and played as a drummer in a punk rock band.
In 2004, he starred in his first non-comic role in the movie Freeze Frame.
He married Heather Nudds in 1984 and he has a daughter named Mollie. His father, Dave Evans, was a nightclub performer. He has an older brother named Wayne.