Is one of 6 EastEnders (1985) actors to have won a Best Actor Award at the British Soap Awards; the others are Ross Kemp, Joe Absolom, Martin Kemp, Shane Richie and Scott Maslen.
His parents are both of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (their families were from Poland and Russia).
Received an 8-week suspension from EastEnders (1985) for bombarding a model with obscene text messages and photos (7 January 2007).
Ranked #39 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Sean Slater (2010).
He is a fluent Hebrew speaker.