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).
Aside from appearing in Japanese newspapers, magazines and tour books, I’ve also appeared on Japanese TV shows like Matthew Minami’s Best Hit TV and Morning Asahi:
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.
Despite nearly failing Chemistry in high school, I was a Mad Scientist for a while.
I currently work at Universal Studios Hollywood, pretending to be British, a New Yorker and a donkey.
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.