Fast Facts

  • 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.


  • Robert Whitfield — Father
  • Pat Whitfield — Mother
  • Jesse Red Whitfield — Son
  • Vashti Whitfield — Wife
  • Laura — Sister
  • Indigo Sky Whitfield — Daughter


  • University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England; Attended Screenwise Film & TV School for Actors, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


  • Birth Place: Amlwch, Wales
  • Birthday: July 17, 1972, Cancer
  • Died: September 11, 2011
  • Profession: Actor

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