I was born in Mountain View, California to Rhonda Roldan, of Polynesian descent and Russell Smith, of English descent. In high school, I joined the Junior ROTC and ultimately enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, while working full time as a railroad freight conductor for Union Pacific railroad. In 2008, I served a tour of duty in Iraq, but was lucky enough to return home to my family in somewhat the same condition as I left. Upon my return I fell into part-time modeling work, which graduated to commercials, and then small movie roles. I love karaoke, all things Elvis, my mom, my daughters, and wife.