- Raised in Richmond, CA.
- Decided to pursue acting while in college.
- Stage debut came in 1977's The Year of the Dragon with the San Francisco-based Asian American Theatre Company.
- Appeared in the 1981 off-Broadway production of Family Devotions.
- Played Data's father in the 1985 film The Goonies.
- His first TV series was the 1994 syndicated drama Valley of the Dolls.
- Provided the voice for Jimmy Ho on Fox's animated comedy The PJs.
- Likes to ride, build and restore single-speed bikes.