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Grant Imahara

Biography

Electronics professional recognized for hosting the Breakthrough Route series Mythbusters. He also proved helpful for Lucasfilm, where he was the official operator of R2-D2, the well-known robot from Superstar Wars. He gained a qualification in Electrical Anatomist from the College or university of Southern California. He spent some time working on the models of Jurassic Recreation area and Terminator 3: Rise from the Devices. He was created in LA. He has been around a multi-year romantic relationship with Jennifer Newman. He co-hosted Mythbusters with Adam Savage.

Quick Facts


Full Name Grant Imahara
Date Of Birth October 23, 1970
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.69 m
Profession Reality Star
Education University of Southern California
Nationality American
Partner Jennifer Newman, Jennifer Newman
Nominations Shorty Award for Best in Science, ASTRA Awards for Favourite International Personality or Actor
Movies Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
TV Shows MythBusters, White Rabbit Project
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1Mythbusting on discovery. [April 2006]
2While working at ILM, Grant was on a team that rebuilt the Energizer Bunny (the model that is still in use in commercials). They built and operated 3 bunnies. Each bunny requires 3 operators (head, hands, and driver). Grant began as the arms man, and moved up to become the driver.
3While working at ILM, Grant wore the official C3-PO suit at a variety of press functions, over the course of 9 years. He went on the Oprah show, did Mitsubishi ads in Japan, and met the Lakers (to name just a few), dressed as C3-P0.
4Is one of three official operators of R2D2 for Lucasfilm.
5Has a degree in Electrical Engineering (USC, 1993)


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Suspended Belief2017pre-productionKludge
The Finer Things2014Short completedTea Patron
Zombie 360Short post-productionZombie
Star Trek Continues2013-2016TV SeriesSulu
Explain Things to Me2016TV Series
Muzzled the Musical2015TV SeriesRobot Knight
Star Trek: Renegades2015TV SeriesMasaru
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!2015TV MovieLodge
The Realms of Labyrinth2014TV SeriesTea Guest
Goblin Kitchen: Labyrinth Masquerade2014ShortTea Guest
Avengers Assemble!2012-2014TV SeriesKang
Caper2014TV Series
TCS Presents2013TV Series
Shelf Life2013TV SeriesZhou Solo
Team Unicorn2013TV SeriesGeneral Grant
Eureka2012TV SeriesEMO Robot Scientist
The League of S.T.E.A.M.2012TV SeriesSir Angus De Cranium
S.H.I.E.L.D.E.D.2012ShortGrant Imahara
The Guild2011TV SeriesGrant Imahara
R2-D2: Beneath the Dome2001TV Special shortArtoo's Technician

Special Effects

Special Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2011TV Series robot skeleton sidekick - 14 episodes

Visual Effects

Visual Effects

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005model maker: ILM
xXx: State of the Union2005modelmaker: ILM
Van Helsing2004modelmaker: ILM
The Matrix Revolutions2003model maker foreman: Eon
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003modelmaker: ILM
The Matrix Reloaded2003model maker foreman: Eon
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002model maker: ILM
A.I. Artificial Intelligence2001senior model maker: ILM
Galaxy Quest1999chief model maker: ILM
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999model maker: ILM
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997model maker: miniature unit

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
BattleBots2000TV Series competitor / robot builder

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Office Ninja2014special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly2016TV SeriesHimself
White Rabbit Project2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
MythBusters2005-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host / Himself - Builder
TableTop2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Comlink2014TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Netflix Musical: Frozen Parody2014Video shortHimself
The 2nd Annual Geekie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Award Recipient
Heroes of Cosplay2014TV SeriesHimself
Chaotic Awesome2014TV SeriesHimself
Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Live Pre-Show2013TV MovieHimself - Panelist
Triangulation2013TV SeriesHimself
The Geekie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Punkin Chunkin 20122012TV MovieHimself
Punkin Chunkin2012TV SeriesHimself - Host
Try This at Home!2012TV SeriesHimself
Sharkzilla2012TV MovieHimself
Comic Con 2012 Live2012TV MovieHimself
Geek DIY2012TV SeriesHimself
Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling2012TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2010-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Punkin Chunkin 20112011TV MovieHimself - Host
Beyond Tomorrow2006TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
TableTop2015TV SeriesHimself
MythBusters2010-2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Host

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#Quote
1Regarding Mythbusters: We're insured by the same people who do Jackass. Once I heard that, I knew we were with the right people. (Source: Geek Monthly, January 2008, p. 35)


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