Where is Mythbusters' Grant Imahara? What is He Doing Now?

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It’s been more than three years since Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci left Mythbusters. But what are they doing now?

Are you a fan of the electronics wizard Grant Imahara? And Are you wondering about what he’s up to now? 

My How Book is here to provide you some information about his recent ventures.

Before gaining a widespread recognition as a Mythbuster, Grant Imahara worked in movie special effects.

He worked as an animatronics engineer and model maker for George Lucas’ company, Industrial Light & Magic.

He was first hired as an engineer for Lucasfilm’s THX division and later moved to the company’s visual effects division, where he worked for nine years.

At ILM Model Shop, he specialized in electronics and radio control and has credits on numerous films, including Galaxy Quest, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Galaxy Quest and many more.

Along with R2-D2 units for ‘Star Wars’ prequel trilogy, he was recognized as one of the only three official R2-D2 operators in the US.

In 2005, he was invited to join Mythbusters by his friend, Jamie Hyneman and his ILM colleague Linda Wolkovitch.

He joined the Build Team of the show as a replacement for the welder Scottie Chapman. 

He often made robots and specialized in operating computer and electronics that were needed for the mythbusting.

His co-hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman announced in a video on August 21, 2014 that Grant along with Tory Belleci and Kari Byron would be leaving the show.

After leaving Mythbusters, Grant, along with his colleagues Tory and Kari, hosted the Netflix original series, White Rabbit Project.

In the show, the team investigated topics such as superpower technology, jailbreaks, heists and bizarre World War II weapons and explored through experiments, builds and tests.

The series’ first season was released on the Netflix streaming service on December 9, 2016, but the series wasn’t renewed.

He used the robot of his own design, Deadblow, to compete on robot competition series, Battlebots

He mentors Richmond High robotics team Biomechs #841 for FIRST Robotics Competition and guides the team to create right robot for the right job.

Though he is off the screen, he hasn’t stopped working on electronics engineering field.

He has been working as a consultant for Disney Imagineering since 2017. 

As he has mentioned on his Facebook post, he is currently working on his personal BB-8 project.