Was cast in a starring role on the series "American Crime."
Appeared in the music video for the Bruno Mars song "Grenade."
Booked his first speaking role on the series "Southland."
Served 27 months in prison for attempted murder.
Spent many of his teen years mixed up with gangs, frequently being arrested, and addicted to crack cocaine.
Received help after his 27-month incarceration from the non-profit Homeboy Industries, which helped him find work at Narcotics Anonymous and in a bakery before giving him the chance to enter the film industry.