His parents were singer Olavi Virta and Irene Dorothy Violetta Virta (née Henriksson). He lived in Kisko, where his PVP-Voice studio was also located. The studio was specialized in dubbing, and he and his daughter both worked also as voice actors.
Virta also had a short career as a singer, but he considered it too tiring, and he wanted something more stable.
He was married to Titta Jokinen.