Mostly Credited As: Andy Whitfield
Birth Name: Andrew Whitfield
Date Of Birth: July 17, 1972 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Amlwch, Wales
Date Of Death: September 11, 2011
Cause Of Death: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Andy Whitfield is a Welsh-Australian actor, model and former engineer. He was born to Robert and Pat Whitfield in Amlwch, Wales and moved to Australia in 1999. He has a sister, Laura. Before becoming an actor, Whitfield worked as an engineer. He has appeared in several Australian television series, such as Opening Up, All Saints, The Strip, Packed to the Rafters and McLeod's Daughters. He gained his first prominent role in the Australian supernatural film Gabriel. Whitfield also stars in the 2010 television series Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which is filmed in New Zealand. He plays the part of Spartacus, a soldier condemned to fight as a gladiator and who ultimately leads a rebellion against the Romans. Whitfield also appears in the upcoming Australian thriller The Clinic, set for release in 2010, which was shot in Deniliquin. Whitfield is married to Vashti and has two children. In March 2010, Whitfield was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, beginning treatment immediately in New Zealand. He died on September 11, 2011 of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma at age 39.