Grant Imahara

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Mythbuilder on MythBusters

Born:

10/23/1970, Los Angeles,California,USA

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  • Electronics and radio-control specialist Grant Imahara is a former animatronics engineer and model maker for George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic, where he worked on such movies as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and The Matrix Reloaded. In addition to operating R2-D2 (one of only a handful of official operators), Grant has another claim to beloved-character fame: developing a custom circuit to cycle the Energizer Bunny's arm beats and ears at a constant rate. In fact, he's responsible for all the electronics installation and radio programming on the current generation of bunnies, even serving as the bunny's driver and crew supervisor on numerous commercials. While he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He's also the author of the book, Kickin' Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots. His own machine, Deadblow, is a BattleBots champion that continues to strike terror into the hearts of fellow competitors.moreless

    Birth Name:

    Grant Imahara

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Los Angeles,California,USA

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    • Grant: Well, I like danger

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    • Grant finds quantum physics difficult to understand

    • Grant's BattleBots robot, Deadblow, set the record for the most number of hits in the First Season of the show and was ranked #1 in Season 3.

    • Grant's Battlebots robot, Deadblow, has won two Middleweight Rumbles and was the Middleweight Runner-Up in 2000.

    • Grant's nickname is R2D2, since he was the person in charge of R2-D2 in the most recent Star Wars trilogy.

    • Grant was hired at THX Labs after graduating from the University of South California, then made the jump to Industrial Light & Magic where he dealt with many major motion pictures.

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