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Masi Oka Biography

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Masi Oka's facts

Date of Birth 1974-12-27
Nationality Japanese
Profession Actor
Ethnicity White
Education at Brown University
Name on Birth Masayori Oka
Weight 5'6"
Place of Birth Tokyo, Japan

Masayori Oka, popularly known as, “Masi Oka” is a Japanese-American actor. He is also known as digital effects artist. Oka became widely popular after he played the role of Hiro Nakamura on NBC’s ‘Heroes’. Masi was born in Tokyo, Japan. Oka celebrates his birthday every year on December 27 as he was born on December 27, 1974. He moved to Los Angeles from Japan with his mother when he was six years old. He made appearance on CBS TV game show ‘Child’s Play’ when he was eight. Oka was even featured on the cover of Time’s ‘Those Asian-American Whiz Kids’. As per his education, he completed schooling from The Mirman School and completed graduation from the Harvard-Westlake School in the year 1992. Soon after completing graduation, he started working as an English, Japanese and Spanish translator on 1992 Summer Olympics. Oka holds graduation degree from the Brown University majoring in Computer science and mathematics. Oka worked as the musical director of The Bear Necessities while he was studying at Brown.

Masi started his career working at the Industrial Light & Magic. He was working with George Lucas’s motion picture. It was a visual special effects company. He was associated with a company with a motive of earning an Oscar award for his technical work on motion picture. Oka began his acting career in 2000. He moved to Los Angeles after getting a Screen Actors Guild card. He made a contract that he would return to Marin Country if he would not get casted in any role in Los Angeles. However, he got a role of pilot but she show was cancelled. Although the show didn’t pick up, he fulfilled the requirements of the contract. After that, he decided to make his career in acting. He was casted in several guest roles. After appearing in several guest roles, he finally got recurring role on the NBC/ABC comedy ‘Scrubs’. Oka also became a part of North American commercial for the Shinobi. Shinobi is Sega’s 2002 PlayStation 2 video game. Later he appeared as guest star in Yes, Dear episode ‘Dances with Couch’. However, he got his career turning role in 2006. He started to get notice when he was casted in a role Hiro Nakamura in ‘Heroes’. For his outstanding portrayal role in the movie, he received a Golden Globe Award nomination in Best Supporting Actor on TV series.  He also earned Emmy Award for the best supporting actor in drama series. Oka also worked as Research and Development Technical director at ILM. Later he was selected for the role of a real estate broker in Steven Conrad’s ‘The Promotion’. On June 13, 2007 he was given a name of ‘Coolest Geek’.

Putting some lights to his personal life biography, his marital status is kept secret in the media. Oka hasn’t mentioned any information regarding his personal life. He is married or not, that is a big question. There is also no news of his wife and girlfriend. Oka was also not seen dating with his girlfriends. However, there is a speculation that he is a married woman and has a wife. But he hasn’t made confirmation to that news. His pictures with some ladies can widely found in the internet. With those pictures, it is confirmed that he has someone in his life. Either the lady is his girlfriend or wife that is mystery. Currently, he is living luxurious life Los Angeles, California.

The 38 years of age actor, Oka has a good personality. He looks cute and handsome as he is a Japanese descent. Oka has an average height of 5 feet 6 inch. There is no doubt that he has brilliant acting skills which he has proved through acting in various movies and TV series. Oka has a true dedication to his work. Even after he suffered from his injury in a blast at Honolulu Police Department, he came back with his brilliant performances in Hawaii Five-O. There is not any exact information about his net worth and property. But the talented actor might be getting considerable amount of money for his outstanding work. More additional information about him can be obtained from the Wiki and other internet sites. Oka can also be viewed Youtube where he is giving his interview about his career journey. His fans can follow his recent updates from his twitter @MasiOka.