According to him, when he would interview for acting jobs at other studios, he would mention that he had been working at American International. They would respond by saying "I don't think we can use you."
Appeared in two completely different, unrelated productions which showed an unpleasant future (in the 2020s) that were both based in California: the film The Terminator (1984) and the television series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" (1993).
He has stated that he was initially cast as an Indian in Apache Woman (1955). Later he filled in as various other Indians, shooting different characters, and also played a cowboy in the film.
Is always cast by the director Joe Dante for his movies.