- Father was the Minister of Education in Swaziland, which at the time was a British protectorate.
- Wears two watches; one is a watch given to him by his late father which is always set to Swaziland's time.
- Is allergic to alcohol, and cannot drink it without being violently ill for 24 hours afterwards.
- With the help of Newsnight, BBC news program, he uncovered a $98 million AIDS cure scam in Swaziland in 2006.
- In 2014, he launched a unisex perfume called JACK, which has notes of mandarin, lime, pepper and marijuana.
- Is a supporter of many charities including My Million To One, where he held a Q&A for aspiring young actors in 2013 and donated the funds to the charity.
- 2001, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
- Tom Washington — Stepson
- Joan Washington — Wife
- Henrik Esterhuysen — Father
- Leonne — Mother
- Olivia Grant — Daughter
- Stuart Esterhuysen — Brother
- University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa (BA in English and Drama, 1981)