Grant Imahara

Grant Imahara

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: October 23, 1970
Date of Passing: July 13, 2020
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California
Obituary: Hollywood Reporter

Grant Imahara was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and actor.

With a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Imahara was best known for his work as a co-host on the television series MythBusters. He designed and built a number of robots, computers, and electronics in an effort to debunk or prove myths, appearing in over 200 episodes of the show.

Grant Imahara was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and actor.

With a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, Imahara was best known for his work as a co-host on the television series MythBusters. He designed and built a number of robots, computers, and electronics in an effort to debunk or prove myths, appearing in over 200 episodes of the show.

He also hosted episodes of Punkin Chunkin, Explain Things to Me, White Rabbit Project, TableTop, and BattleBots, and acted in Caper, Star Trek: Renegades, Star Trek Continues, and Drunk History.

Behind the scenes, Imahara was a skilled visual effects model maker at Industrial Light & Magic. He worked on several blockbuster pictures including The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), Galaxy Quest (1999), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003), and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005).

Imahara died July 13, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. He was 49.

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Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Jamie Hyneman and Grant Imahara on the Red Carpet at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys
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Tory Belleci, Kari Byron, Jamie Hyneman and Grant Imahara on the Red Carpet at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys
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