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Masi Oka

Full / Real Name: Masayori Oka
Born: 27 December 1974 (46 years old)
Gender: Male

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Masi Oka is an American actor and special effects technician best known for his starring role as Hiro Nakamura in the science fiction television series Heroes, from 2006-2010.

He currently stars as Dr. Max Bergman in the police procedural action television series Hawaii Five-0, since 2010. He began this role as a recurring actor but was promoted to a series regular later on in the series.

His additional television credits include Without a Trace, Yes, Dear, Still Standing, Scrubs, Joey, Reba, The Loop, All of Us, Will & Grace and Gilmore Girls.

He also appeared in Friends with Benefits and starred in the feature film remake of a television classic Get Smart and its companion DVD release, Get Smarter, which were both released in 2008.

His additional feature film credits include roles in Along Came Polly and Austin Powers in Goldmember.

With a background in improvisation, Oka has appeared at The Groundlings, ImprovOlympics, Second City and TheatreSports. His improvisational expertise has been showcased with guest appearances as various characters on Punk'd, Reno 911! and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

After graduating from Brown University with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and a minor in Theater Arts, Oka pursued an acting career while taking his first job at George Lucas' Academy Award-winning special effects house, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

Today, in addition to Oka's successful career as an actor, he continues to provide ILM with technology for groundbreaking effects for more than 30 films.

Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles at age 6, where he currently resides. He is fluent in Japanese and proficient in Spanish. His hobbies include Kendo/Japanese sword fighting, fencing, playing table tennis, watching romantic comedies, playing the piano and singing.

He is also a National Master in the game of chess. Additionally, Oka sits on the Celebrity Cabinet of the American Red Cross.



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