When Eli was 6 years old he began doing theater work for the Cherry Tree players in Virginia.
Eli has the following nicknames attributed to him: Silksoul, Mr. Silk,
Super Talent, Mr. Cutty and Cutty Abs.
His favorite actors are Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jai White & Tom Cruise.
Eli does volunteer work and conducts motivational speeches at local colleges.
Eli was interviewed by the martial arts magazine, Black Belt, as a Rising Star and martial artist.
Eli has a first degree black belt in Hapkido.
Eli was featured in the Milennium Man 2001 calendar as Mr. June.