Notable for his roles as Spudgun and Captain Watt on the respective British comedy series Bottom (1991 to 1995) and Help! I'm a Teenage Outlaw (2004 to 2006), he is also known for his numerous appearances on the Channel 4 and BBC2 program The Comic Strip.
Before beginning his acting career, he worked as a laboratory researcher at a prominent London hospital.
During the 1990s, he appeared in several commercials for the Sega video game system.
He spent his early years in Leeds, England.
He and comedian Rik Mayall acted together in several television series and films.