- Supports the charity Positive Women in Swaziland.
- Nominated for a Teen Choice award for Best Villain for his work on The Vampire Diaries after appearing in just one episode.
- Actor Matt Ryan was his best man at his 2014 wedding to Persia White.
- 2014, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actor in a New TV Series: Winner
- Persia White — Wife
- Attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England