Grant Imahara was born on October 23, 1970, and from Los Angeles, California, U.S. He was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host. Furthermore, Imahara is best known for his work on the television series MythBusters.
On July 13th, 2020 he passed away at the age of 49 and a representative for Discovery said in a statement: “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.”
However, his cause of death was not immediately released but according to the source, he died due to brain aneurysm. Fans and friends tributed him on social media, fellow former Mythbusters host Kari Byron tweeted on Monday, “Somedays I wish I had a time machine. @ToryBelleci @grantimahara.”
He attended the University of Southern California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. Then, worked for Lucas Films’THX and visual effects division. Specializing in animatronics, Imahara worked on major movies such as the Star Wars prequels, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, and XXX: State of the Union.
Also, he worked for movies such as Van Helsing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Furthermore, he is the best know for his work on the television series MythBusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots that were needed for the show, and specialized in operating the various computers and electronics that were utilized to test myths.
On August 21, 2014, Hyneman and MythBusters co-host Adam Savage announced that Imahara, along with cast members Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, would be leaving the show. on December 9, 2016, he starred in the Netflix series White Rabbit Project.
He was engaged to his long-time girlfriend, costume designer Jennifer Newman in December 2016.
Estimated Net Worth of him is about USD 2 Million as of 2020. He stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 79KG.