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Grant Imahara (1970-2020 (49) )

Discussion in 'Disney/LFL' started by SKB, Jul 14, 2020.

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    Grant Masaru Imahara (October 23, 1970 – July 13, 2020) was an electrical engineer, roboticist and television host. He was best known for his work on the television series Mythbusters, in which he designed and built numerous robots that were needed for the show, and specialised in operating the various computers and electronics that were utilized to test myths.

    After graduation, Imahara was hired as an engineer for Lucasfilm's THX division; he then moved to the company's visual effects division, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), where he worked for nine years. While at ILM, he was involved in films such as The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Galaxy Quest, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Star Wars Episode II - Attack Of The Clones, Terminator 3 - The Rise Of The Machines, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Van Helsing, and Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith.

    Imahara is credited in many feature films as a model maker. In particular, he was credited for his work in updating the aging R2-D2 robots for the Star Wars prequel trilogy. As an official Artoo Technician, he made a cameo appearance in the mockumentary, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome. Imahara also appeared in BattleBots and starred in the Netflix series White Rabbit Project.

    Imahara died suddenly on July 13, 2020 at the age of 49 as a result of a brain aneurysm.





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