He moved from Japan to the U.S. at age 7 and began studying White Tiger kung fu.
He founded the Toy Box of Hope charity, which holds collection drives for homeless and impoverished children in the Los Angeles area.
His father is Japanese and his mother is American. He lived in Tokyo before coming to the United States in the early 2000s. While his first language was Japanese, he grew up learning both Japanese and English.
He co-starred with Gracie Dzienny on the Nickelodeon series Supah Ninjas.