Whitby Hertford was raised in Oak Park, California, and is an actor, writer, and director. He studied at the University of Essex's East 15 as a MFA theater-directing scholar and is a graduate of the University of Utah's actor-training program conservatory. Whit began his career at the age of three in Los Angeles, California. He is co-founder of the independent-film entity Sneak Attack and artistic director of the London-based theater company the Stage Standard. He is the brother of Chelsea Hertford (Major Dad (1989), American Beauty (1999)) and Brighton Hertford (General Hospital (1963) and The Work and the Glory (2004)).