- Attended University of Southern California on a debate scholarship.
- While touring as a stand-up comedian, he opened for such major acts as Rodney Dangerfield and Jerry Seinfeld.
- Won an NAACP award in 1990 for his role in the Ken Davis play Glass House.
- Portrayed Fats Domino in the 1999 made-for-TV movie Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story.
- Landed the role of Big Mike on Chuck after auditioning for the Harry Tang character.
- Rebecca Lawrence — Wife
- Attended Cerritos Community College, Norwalk, California, United States; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States