Blair was born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. Blair took to sports and academics all throughout school, specifically excelling in hockey, volleyball, soccer, mathematics, English and sports medicine. The first year of post secondary education, he focused on a Commerce degree while attending Red Deer College; but he moved to Vancouver to pursue an acting career. He attended and graduated from the highly acclaimed theatre training program of Studio 58 at Langara College.
Also a musician, Blair studies music theory while playing classical guitar, bass, and the piano. Blair resides in Toronto, Ontario with his wife Trisha Blair.