As of 2006 he lives in New York City.
He is a former U.S. Marine.
He began studying karate, judo and wrestling at age 12.
In 1997, he won a silver medal at the Amateur Athletic Union Wrestling National Championships.
He moved to Miami with his family, when he was seven years old.
He started playing guitar at age 15.
He attended the Borough of Manhattan Community College.
He is a heavy metal guitarist and songwriter with the band Forsakken.