- Enjoys spear-fishing and is able to hold his breath unusually long.
- Grew up speaking Spanish at home and English at school.
- Spent much of his childhood visiting his grandfather's ranch.
- At the age of 9, made his film debut in Like Water for Chocolate.
- Is a singer-songwriter; plays guitar and piano.
- Owns a motorcycle and describes himself as a "speed demon."
- Enjoys skiing, water skiing and snowboarding.