Cloud was born on 9 January 1987 in Harthill, Scotland. In a 2015 interview with stv Glasgow, Cloud says that he was shy and quiet at school, and that he studied forensic investigation at university. He has stated that he has been inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle‘s fictional detective, Sherlock Holmes, and the detective’s ability to read people.
Cloud began his career by studying a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in forensic investigation, specializing in criminal profiling, at Glasgow Caledonian University (2003-2007)  before abandoning that line to pursue a career in entertainment.
Cloud recently became engaged to Chloe Crawford while working with her on “The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays”.