At only 28 years of age, Dale has accomplished many things. The East Melbourne native, the son of an Australian father and Italian mother, has earned numerous titles and medals in swimming, judo, karate, football and horseback riding. He was winner of the John Handy Triathlon and took part in the Marathon at Timbertop. An accomplished mountain climber, he climbed 7,000 meters to the Mount Thurong peak. In addition, he is an avid trail bike racer, white water rafter and skydiver.
As a youngster, Dale spent a year at the Timbertop Campus of Geelong Grammar Curriculum (the same school attended by Prince Charles) learning outdoor survival. He also served as an exchange student to Japan.
After school, Dale traveled throughout Europe. At the age of 20, he managed the Villa Prato di Sopra hotel in Italy before returning to Australia to manage the Botanic Hotel in South Yarra, Victoria. He later served as a station hand in Alice Springs, which went a long way in preparing him for his role in Outback Jack.
In 2000, Dale lived in Nepal as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, working for the Fred Hollows Foundation. While there, he assisted on cataract surgery and even helped deliver a child while working in that country. Dale currently works as an occupational health and safety officer for a major construction company in Victoria.