To prepare for his role as the father of Valentina Novakovic's character Tash on Neighbours, Sandy invited her over to his house for dinner several times. Having her there with his kids made it easier for him to put himself in the mindset of being her father.
Sandy relaxes by spending time outdoors. At home in Sydney, he's usually fishing, surfing, or playing with his kids.
One of Sandy's most difficult experiences as an actor was filming the series The Pacific. Not only was he required to spend two weeks in a rainforest training as a soldier, but he also had to speak with an American accent rather than his own native Australian while actually filming.
Sandy is a loyal fan of the Sydney Swans of the Australian Football League.
Sandy is married, and has two children.
Sandy dated Australian actress Freya Stafford.
Sandy took some classes in stage fighting at Sydney's NIDA, but playing Prince Morloch on Xena was the first opportunity he had to put those classes to use.
Sandy began his acting career performing in theatre. His credits include Live Acts on Stage (dir. Michael Gow), the Sydney Theatre Company's Stuff Happens (dir. Neil Armsfield), Blackrock (dir. David Berthold), and Herbal Red (dir. by Marion Potts). He also appeared in the QTC/MTC production of Long Day's Journey into Night. In 2009, Sandy appeared at the Griffin Theatre in the play Strange Attractor playing the role of "Gus" (dir. Nick Marchand).
Sandy is 6' 1" (185 cm) tall, with blue eyes and blonde hair.
Sandy: (about his show "Neighbours") I'm loving it. It's a really good group of people and family, in the terms of cast and crew. I'm probably having the best time I've had in the last 15 years of acting. I've had some really good jobs, but I guess one big thing is you always know something's going to come to an end. But with this it's nice to know it's ongoing and the stories keep coming, and the people are really grounded and lovely to work with.
Sandy: (on his "Xena" character Prince Morloch) He enjoys a good hunt, and that's his life motivation. He's always looking for the perfect one. I guess, to a certain extent, he's that cartoon-ish villain that you find in this sort of genre. But it's not just about being a murderer and being vicious and cruel; it's more about the game. It's like some men were born to be poets, some were born to be seers; Morloch is a hunter, and that's what he was born to do.
Sandy: (on the actor turnover on "Neighbours") It is sad. But if you look at a cast list from five years ago and five years before that, it's amazing how much these things turn over, but sad to have so many wonderful people leaving at the same time.
Sandy: (on his guest starring role on "Xena") The best thing about Xena is that it's a full reversion into childhood, and we're getting paid for it! It's great fun.
Sandy: (on his guest starring role for "Xena") I love doing the stunts. There's somebody over there looking exactly like me, who can do the bits that I can't, but I want to do as much as they'll let me.