Was cast to play the character of Fili in the Peter Jackson films of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) & , The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) but had to drop out for 'personal reasons' approximately 1 month after the start of production (the end of April 2011) in New Zealand.
Received an 8-week suspension from EastEnders (1985) for bombarding a model with obscene text messages and photos (7 January 2007).
His parents are both of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (their families were from Poland and Russia).
He is a fluent Hebrew speaker.
Ranked #39 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Sean Slater (2010).