In 2009, Ian won "Best Comedy" award at the Wellington Fringe Festival.
Ian has done several short films, including Rope Burn (2007) and Nice and Easy (2004).
Ian is cousin to fellow actress Miranda Harcourt.
In 1989, Ian won "Best Writer, Non Drama" for his show Funny Business at the Listener Television Awards.
Ian's normal accent is upper class New Zealand, but he can act using French, English, and American accents.
Ian has taken his solo comedy act on the road throughout New Zealand.
Ian is active in Theatresports, which is competitive improvisation. He was a member if the 1999 National Theatresports Champions team "The Improvisors".
In 2004, and again in 2006, Ian was the Master of Ceremonies for the Annual Conference of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (Physicians).
In 1990, the cast of Ian's show Funny Business were the first NZ comedians to be invited to perform in the "Just For Laughs" International Comedy Festival in Montreal, Canada.
Ian has appeared in several commercials, including those for the "Telecom Barmy Army", "Cobb & Co", "Harpic", "Levenes", the Sun Newspaper, and "Panasonic".
Ian sings in the tenor range, and he has appeared in numerous musical theatre performances.
Ian is 6'0" tall, with grey hair and brown eyes. He has an extremely slim build, weighing only 9 stone (126 lbs).
Ian is represented as an actor by the Robert Bruce Agency. As a comedian, he's represented by The Improvisors.