Simon was born and raised in Timaru and is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School (Bachelor of Performing Arts) and Otago University (Bachelor of Arts).
His most recent Court Theatre credit was Cinderella in Space by Kathleen Burns.
Other recent credits include: Filthy Business (Auckland Theatre Company), Hudson and Halls Live (Clarence Street Theatre), A Doll’s House (Twist Productions), Cock, Under Milkwood, and The Father (Circa Theatre).
TV credits include: Friend to the Friendless, Dirty Laundry, Shortland Street, Hilary, and the voice of ‘Spottywot’ in Pukeko Pictures’ animated series: Kiddets.
He has written radio plays Exit Stage Left and the award winning You. Me. Now for Radio New Zealand. He also co-wrote Cinderella - The Pantomime and Alice in Wonderland - The Pantomime (Circa Theatre).
Simon was nominated for "Best Actor" and "Outstanding Performance" at the Wellington Theatre Awards for his performances in A Servant to Two Masters and Switzerland.