Gary really wanted to be a footballer. He had trials with both Tottenham and Watford youth teams, but they both came to nothing. He therefore decided to give acting a try.
Gary loves motorbikes, but in Sept 2006 he had a minor accident on his way home from filming at Elstree, which resulted in him being hospitalised.
Gary won Best Newcomer award in the British Soap Awards in 2000.
His partner Natasha Gray gave birth to their daughter India Jasmine in 2005.
His starsign is Sagittarius.