Jeff Wincott was raised in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario. He is the middle child of William Wincott and Lucia Buzzetti. His mother is from Northern Italy, and his father is British. When Jeff was a child, his dad built a make-shift wrestling ring in their backyard and taught his sons to box. When he was 14 years old, he started studying Martial Arts. He now holds a Blackbelt 5th Dan in Karate, and a Blackbelt in Tae Kwondo. In high school, he participated in rugby, swimming, football, wrestling and water polo. Jeff majored in theater arts at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, and as well as studying at New York's Juilliard Drama School. Jeff is now married to singer, Charlotte Wincott. They were married on June 21, 2003.