He portrayed Akiro the Wizard in Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. He performed Iroh in Avatar: THE FINAL Airbender. He examined theater on the Pasadena Community Playhouse. In 1976, he was nominated for the Tony Prize for his functionality in the musical, Pacific Overtures. He previously two children along with his wife Shizuko Hoshi. Like Steve McQueen, he was nominated for an Oscar Prize for his function in the 1966 film, The Fine sand Pebbles.