Ian and wife, Rachael Beck, have welcomed their first baby - a daughter they've called Tahlula, born on January 15, 2007. Ian was filming Sea Patrol in Brisbane at the time and rushed to fly to Sydney for the birth. He arrived just in time to cut the umbilical cord. The following day he had to fly back to Brisbane to continue work on Sea Patrol.
Ian married actor, Rachael Beck, in January 2001.
In 1996, Ian graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) with a degree in Performing Arts.