Stu was born in Preston but currently resides in Los Angeles.
From 2010 - 2016, Stu was signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) as Wade Barrett/King Barrett/Bad News Barrett and has been a major part of their brand for the last 6 years. He is hugely well known around the world and is the most successful British wrestler of the last decade. Stu returned to the company in August 2020 as a commentator for NXT.
Stu is the UK host of Netflix's ULTIMATE BEASTMASTER Season 3 in 2018. Sylvester Stallone serves as Executive Producer. He was also seen on ITV in 2019 as the main face of WORLD OF SPORT WRESTLING which made a hotly anticipated comeback to British Television over the Summer.
Stu made his acting debut in the Colin Farrell & Noomi Rapace film DEAD MAN DOWN as Kilroy.
His film work includes the lead role of Bishop in a new WWE Studios film ELIMINATORS (directed by James Nunn), John Gold in action film I AM VENGEANCE & the sequel I AM VENGEANCE: RETALIATION (Evolutionary Films/Saban Films) alongside Vinnie Jones and FANGED UP, a new horror comedy alongside Steven Berkoff & BAFTA winner Lauren Socha. TV includes ALTERNATINO for Comedy Central USA.