FROM WEIRD KID TO VIDEO GAME VOICE-OVER
Insecure about his typically oriental stature, the actor was convinced this detail would put the brakes on his career. "When I'd go to auditions, I'd say to myself I have no chance. They're going to choose someone with a more conventional physique, someone who society will accept more easily." It's hard to make yourself known in a Hollywood where you’re competing with aspiring Brad Pitt look-a-likes with dream pectorals. On television however the doors seemed slightly more open and he accepted the role as a weird kid in the incredibly popular series, Gilmore Girls – an episode that he admits he struggles with today particularly in terms of the hair. For the video game Halo 2 he lent his voice to one of the characters without even getting a mention in the closing credits. By dint of perseverance this series of odd jobs ultimately led him to the movie world where his atypical allure finally became an asset to his performances.