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. He married Gwen Shamblin.
He and Billy Drago were both in the cast of the 2001 movie Death Game.