- Was a track star in high school before walking on to the football team at Moorpark College.
- Transferred to Arizona State and played in the 1997 Rose Bowl.
- Was a member of NFL practice squads for Oakland and Cleveland and also played in NFL Europe.
- Once owned a restaurant called Jo Jo's Barbecue on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
- Began working as the Old Spice Man in February 2010.
- Bested Fabio in an online competition "Mano a Mano en El Bano," a series of videos that included contests for staring and whistling competitions, giving advice on writing love letters and working out.
- Won almost $50,000 on The Weakest Link.