- Native American, of Comanche, Cree and Yaqui descent.
- Native name is Tee-Dee-Nae.
- Previously worked at construction jobs.
- Was selected from a general casting call to play the leading role of Jaguar Paw in the film Apocalypto (2006) by director Mel Gibson.
- Learned the Yucatec Maya language for his role in Apocalypto (2006).
- A Native dancer who has performed with the American Indian Dance Theater.