Attended the acting conservatory of the State University of New York at Purchase (SUNY Purchase).
Attended the same high school as Australian actors Adam Garcia, Hugh Jackman, Andrew Johnston, Reg Livermore, Peter Mochrie, Hugo Weaving, writer Stuart Beattie and radio host John Laws.
Has the same name as the former Prime Minister of Australia (1996-2007).
Has two children, son Max and daughter Morgan.
Helped launch the Year of the Older Person in 1999.
Lowered his age, on his agent's advice, to work in The Club (1980).