* DyeingForYourArt: Dyed his hair platinum blonde to play Spike.
* FakeBrit: Several of his roles, including but not limited to [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Spike]], [[Series/{{Torchwood}} John Hart]], and [[Series/{{Warehouse 13}} the Count of St. Germain]]. Several people on the set of ''Buffy'' thought he was actually British.
* FakeNationality: He's stated in interviews that he can do any accent he can get paid to do. Irish, Italian, French, Russian… ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' audiobooks pretty much prove that.
* OneOfUs:
** He is a ''Manga/DragonBall'' fan, to the point he resisted furiously when the producers of Film/DragonballEvolution tried to make Piccolo look normal and demanded he look like the original character.
** He's a comic geek and a gamer to boot.
* ThrowItIn: The scar on his eyebrow is real, although it has healed noticeably since Spike's first appearance
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the commentary track for ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'', he was almost the voice of ComicBook/GreenArrow for ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'', but he had to pull out before recording began.