He played intimidating roles in The Karate Kid, Part II and Inception. 1997 was a big for him, as he appeared in Contact, Mean Guns, The Game, Blast, and Players.
He played baseball and basketball at Hollywood High School and later took up acting at Cal State Fullerton.
He owned a Hawaiian-themed restaurant named Kona Kitchen/Yuji Lounge in Seattle, Washington.
He married his fiance Angie in 2001.
He debuted in 1985's Real Genius, starring Val Kilmer.