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Masi Oka Biography

Birth Name:
Masayori Oka
Birth Place:
Tokyo, Japan
Actor, digital artist

Fast Facts

  • Was pictured on the cover of Time Magazine on August 31, 1987, as one of "Those Asian-American Whiz Kids," but was not featured in the accompanying article
  • Chose Brown University over Harvard due to its diversity
  • Turned down a position with Microsoft to work for George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic
  • Worked with improv acting groups in San Francisco while doing digital art for movies such as The Perfect Storm, The Hulk and War of the Worlds
  • Is fluent in English, Japanese and Spanish


  • 2007Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated