Got into acting as a teen when, on his way to a swimming lesson, was discovered by a casting agent at his brother's audition.
Earned a nomination for a Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor Award in 2002 for the role of Vinnie Patterson on long-running Australian soap Home and Away.
Commitment to physical fitness runs in family (father a noted paddle boarder, mother an avid runner); lifelong interest in sports includes teen welterweight boxing championships, swimming, surfing, running, biathlon and Vinyasa yoga.
Avid Scrabble player.
2010, Australian Film Institute Awards — International Award for Best Actor: Nominee
2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
Taylor Cole — Ex-significant Other
Bree Desborough — Ex-significant Other
Kris Kwanten — Mother
Lloyd Kwanten — Brother
Mitchell Kwanten — Brother
Eddie Kwanten — Father
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia