Fitness guru who was the inventor of the Tae Bo exercise craze.
He was bullied as a child, but his body began to transform after he started to study karate and Taekwondo at age 11.
He had early 1990s film roles in The King of the Kickboxers, The Last Boy Scout, and Talons of the Eagle. He was Catherine Bach's bodyguard for a time.
He and his former interpreter Tomoko were married on June 20, 2009. The couple had a daughter named Angelika.
He was inspired to study martial arts while watching Bruce Lee on TV as a child.