Stu was born in Preston but currently resides in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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.
He made his acting debut in the Colin Farrell & Noomi Rapace film DEAD MAN DOWN as Kilroy.
Stu recently shot the lead role of Bishop in a new WWE Studios film ELIMINATORS (directed by James Nunn) and returned to the UK in August 2016 to shoot the lead role of John Gold in action film VENGEANCE (Evolutionary Films).
He is currently filming FANGED UP, a new horror comedy alongside Steven Berkoff & BAFTA winner Lauren Socha.