- Worked for three months with boxing trainer Jimmy Gambia to prepare for his role in Black Cloud.
- Acted as a mentor at the 2005 Hatch Festival in Montana, an annual event aimed at fostering creative minds.
- Speaks some Lakota, the native language of the Sioux, and dances the tribe's traditional and grass ceremonies.
- Promotes green living and wind energy through his role as a spokesman for Native Energy.
- Is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys horsemanship, marksmanship, swimming, archery, hunting, fishing and rodeo.