As a result of my nearly 4 years of working at Universal Studios in Japan, I am now the world's longest-running Japanese-speaking Doc Brown.
This is quite an achievement considering that, when I was cast in 2002, I neither looked like Christopher Lloyd nor spoke any Japanese whatsoever.
Other roles I played in Japan included:
- Jurassic Park's Alan Grant (despite my not looking like Sam Neill).
- Santa Claus (despite my being tall, skinny and entirely unable to properly grow facial hair).
- A cowboy ghost (despite my having never been dead. Or a cowboy).
This is quite a step up from my work before Japan when my two most notable achievements were being cut out of Oliver Stone's "Any Given Sunday" and appearing in a commercial testifying the greatness of a country music magazine I'd neither read nor had any interest in doing so.
I speak Japanese well enough to fool people into thinking I'm fluent, particularly if the topics are food, robots and time travel.
Everybody finds my various jobs playing scientists quite fitting (except for my high school chemistry teacher).I have a sandwich named after me at a deli in Kobe:
I once used the internet to teach myself stickshift so I could drive a DeLorean for my show.
I have a Mass Communications degree from the University of South Florida which I really should be doing more with.
I don't tan well.