- Moved to Sydney, Australia, after college.
- Started acting and modeling while working as an engineer and building inspector for a consulting agency.
- Landed his first TV role on the Australian series All Saints before ascending to the big screen as an archangel in the supernatural thriller Gabriel (2007).
- Was still working his day job as an engineer when he got the lead role in the Starz series Spartacus: Blood and Sand.
- Died at the age of 39 from non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Laura — Sister
- Indigo Sky Whitfield — Daughter
- Vashti Whitfield — Wife
- Robert Whitfield — Father
- Pat Whitfield — Mother
- Jesse Red Whitfield — Son
- University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; Attended Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia