Breaking through as an actor with his starring role as Red Harvest in The Magnificent Seven, the Alaska native would also be featured in the 2017 film Wind River and cast in a leading role for the biopic The Chickasaw Rancher.
He worked as a welder and on a oil rig. He quit to pursue acting in Los Angeles, but first worked as a professional model.
He had an uncredited role in the HBO series Westworld. He became an ambassador for The Native Wellness Institute and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
He is of Tlingit, Koyukon-Athabascan descent. His parent's names are Raymond and Eva Sensmeier. He began dating vocalist Kahara Hodges in 2016.