Ury began his acting career on Japanese television as the "zany Japanese speaking foreigner". Ury learned to speak Japanese fluently while at college in Tokyo and has worked as a translator in film, television, and manga and currently (As of May 2011) translates and writes English adaptations for Japanese comics (manga) (Some of which notable are Rave Master vol.33,34,35, Basilisk, Genshiken, Gacha Gacha and The Wallflower). Ury moved to Los Angeles in August 2001 where he began performing stand-up comedy. In the spring of 2003, Ury became the "Ugly Guy" in Fox's Mr. Personality promo commercials. More recently he has appeared as the "Guy who says Yes" or the "Yes Guy" on the Internet viral Verizon parody short.