Played Shredder in the second installment of the franchise reboot, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2."
Starred in a production of "Snow Falling on Cedars" at The Hartford Stage.
Produced his first film, "Deadland."
Was cast in the breakout role of D.K. in the movie "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift."
Is of Japanese and Korean heritage, and was raised in the United States from the age of two.
Focused on playing on his school's football team while in high school, and only developed an interest in acting later in college.
Learned how to drift through training at the Irwindale Speedway for his role in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift."
"From the beginning when I started to even today I’ve felt that the opportunities for Asian-American actors, especially males, are so few and far between. And, the opportunities that do arise are usually the stereotypical ones: techie-geek, kung-fu kid or Asian gangster. These are not characters, but are caricatures of what the industry and mainstream generally view us and I think it is up to us and that talent to break that mold in becoming who we truly are which is an aspect and part of America as a whole." - from halfkorean.com, Sept. 29, 2009