Do you think gladiators are hot? Well, forget about Russell Crowe because there's a new gladiator in the arena. His name is Andy Whitfield and he's here to show the world that perhaps the Romans were one of the hottest civilizations to ever grace our great planet. Not yet acquainted with him? Well you can watch his show, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand," every Friday (10 pm EST) on the Starz network and you can check him out as this week's Hump Day Hottie.
Press play on the video below to see more of Andy, and then keep reading for more details about him!
Vital Stats: The Welsh native has held a few different jobs before finding fame as an actor. He's been an engineer and a model. And, he admits he had a very specific reason for moving to Australia back in the day.
"I grew up in Wales on an island off the north coast of Wales and I gravitated towards Australia cause I met a girl and I like sunshine of which there is none in Wales," he told MTV News. "That’s how I ended up down under."
If you're wondering about his love life, he is married with kids and seems genuinely happy that he's being honored by crush for his hotness. "Well thank you very much," he said. "I'm humbled and honored to be awarded the hump day — what? — hottie. It's up there in my accomplishments to date. I will try and live up to that."
Where you might have already seen him: If you don't live in America, you might be more familiar with his work. He's a virtual unknown in the US, but that should all change soon how that he's made the jump from engineer to actor. "I went for a few acting classes and I didn’t explode into flames and I found it a great way to evolve," he said of his new career path.
Why you should take notice of him now: Well, he's starring in the already successful Starz drama, "Spartacus: Blood and Sand." And with a number of smaller roles in shows like "McLeod's Daughters" and "All Saints" behind him he's ready to tackle the dirty role of the hero gladiator. "It's like my dream role. Who wouldn’t want to be Spartacus?" he gushed. "The high stakes and everything happens to Spartacus he gets knocked around a lot and I hope you guys enjoy it." Hey, Andrew, we definitely are!
Until next Wednesday, when we nominate yet another Hump Day Hottie, you can gawk at Andy and the rest of our past HDH's by clicking on his photo below!