Most well known for playing the title character in the mid-1990s series Tarzan: The Epic Adventures and in the made-for-TV movie Tarzan in Manhattan, he is also notable for his appearances in action movies such as Steel Frontier and American Cyborg: Steel Warrior.
He made his cinematic debut in the 1988 horror/war movie Night Wars.
In the early 2000s, he abandoned his acting career to focus on his dream of becoming a country musician.
Born William Joseph Lara, he grew up in San Diego, California, as a member of a family of Western European, Eastern European, and Native American heritage.
He and Billy Drago were both in the cast of the 2001 movie Death Game.