- Worked as a butcher in Wales during his teenage years.
- With the departure of Wendy Richard's character Pauline Fowler in 2006, he became the only original Eastenders cast member to continually be on the show since its inception in 1985.
- Received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 British Soap Awards for his role of Ian Beale on Eastenders.
- Won the Architectural Photographer of the Year Award of the SWPP-BPPA Society in 2008.
- Raised money for various cancer research charities as well as offering support for Aid for Haiti and the Warwichshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance.
- Sam Woodyatt — Son
- Beverley Sharp — Wife
- Jessica Woodyatt — Daughter