Ian Anthony Dale was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is of English, French, and Japanese heritage. After he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dale moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. There, he had to work as a carpenter to make ends meet, though it is interesting to note that he did so as a carpenter who built the sets for movies and TV show productions. While he was working in said position, Dale used his time to take more acting classes as well as audition for a wide range of roles. He has been married to Nicole Garippo since 2016.