Grant Imahara Biography – Grant Imahara Wiki
Grant Imahara (born Grant Masaru Imahara) was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. He was best known for his work on the Discovery Channel show “Mythbusters” and “White Rabbit Project” on Netflix.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. After graduation, he was hired as an engineer for Lucasfilm’s THX division. Later, he joined Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked for nine years.
While at Industrial Light and Magic, he was contributed to films such as the “Star Wars” prequels, “Jurassic Park,” “The Matrix Reloaded,” “The Matrix Revolutions,” “Galaxy Quest” and “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.”
Imahara joined Mythbusters in the show’s third season in 2005, and left in 2014 alongside co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. The trio reunited for Netflix’s White Rabbit Project in 2016.
Imahara was also active in the robot combat community, regularly appearing on BattleBots in the early 2000s with his robot Deadblow and later returning as a judge. His own machine, DEADBLOW, is a former BattleBots champion, according to Discovery. In 2018, he hosted Home of the Future, a web series co-produced by The Verge and Curbed.
He also appeared on “Drunk History,” “Battlebots,” “Sharknado 3,” the web series “Star Trek Continues” and the Marvel animated series “Avengers Assemble,” according to NBC News. He was also the author of the book, Kickin’ Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots.
Grant Imahara Age
He was born on October 23, 1970, in Los Angeles, California, United States as Grant Masaru Imahara. He died on July 13, 2020, in California. He was 49 years old.
Grant Imahara Wife
Grant Imahara got engaged to his long-time girlfriend, costume designer Jennifer Newman, in December 2016. However, they never married.
Grant Imahara Children
Grant Imahara did not have children.
Grant Imahara Family
Grant Imahara was born to a Japanese-American family.
Grant Imahara Death
Grant Imahara died on July 13, 2020, at the age of 49, following a brain aneurysm. The Discovery Channel said in a statement to Primal Information: “We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. 💔 https://t.co/5k3GydZCzn
— Discovery (@Discovery) July 14, 2020
Former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage tweeted: “I’m at a loss. No words. I’ve been part of two big families with Grant Imahara over the last 22 years. Grant was a truly brilliant engineer, artist and performer, but also just such a generous, easygoing, and gentle PERSON. Working with Grant was so much fun. I’ll miss my friend.”
Grant Imahara’s fiancee Jennifer Newman tweeted: “I haven’t found the words. I don’t know if I’ll be able to. I lost a part of my heart and soul today. He was so generous and kind, so endlessly sweet and so loved by his incredible friends. I feel so lucky to have known him, to have loved & been loved by him. I love you, honey.”
Mythbusters Grant Imahara Cause of Death
Grant Imahara’s cause of death was a brain aneurysm.
Grant Imahara Net Worth
Grant Imahara’s net worth was estimated to be $2 Million.