Tait was born in Tarzana, California. He attended Bishop Alemany High School, in Los Angeles, California, where he played on the school's basketball team. This lead hi to be cast as a teen basketball player in television commercials because of his high school basketball experience.
His first character role came when he was hired to perform as "Frankenstein" in the live stage shows at Universal Studios Hollywood.
He went on to play creature characters in film.
Such roles included a "Zorgon" in Jon Favreau’s Zathura, "Abominog" in The Knights of Badassdom a "Frost Giant" in Thor, and "Head Sleestak" in Land of the Lost.
He also played "Long Face Bar Alien" in J.J. Abrams's reboot of Star Trek where his appearance was created by makeup artist Barney Burman.
In 2009, Tait was a member of the stunt ensemble for the 2008 film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull that was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in the category of "Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture".
Tait was executive producer, along with Isabel Cueva, of "In The Name of Freedom", a short film that appeared at the 14th Annual LA Shorts Fest in 2010. It won "Best Drama Short" at the 2010 Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival, and "Best Fiction Short" at the 2010 CINE Film and Video Competition.
He both produced and starred alongside Sally Kirkland and Tony Todd in the independent film One by One: Death's Door which, as re-titled Jack The Reaper.
Tait also starred in the 2008 independent film, The Season, which was screened at the 2011 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.