Born the youngest of five boys, he originally attended the University of British Columbia for both an undergraduate degree in Sociology, 1981, followed by a law degree at the UBC Law School in 1985. He practiced law until 1997 at which time he closed his law practice and went into acting. In 2004, he wrote and directed the film short, Blind Date. As of 2016, he continues to act and write. He also plays guitar and writes his own songs.