Masayori 'Masi' Oka is a Japanese-American actor, digital effects artist, music director, and producer. He gained worldwide fame for his role Hiro Nakamura on NBC's show Heroes (2006) and Doctor Max Bergman in CBS's Hawaii Five-0 (2010).
Early Life Of Masi Oka
Masi Oka was born on 27 December 1974, in Tokyo, Japan. He was born to the Japanese parents who divorced when he was just one month old. Following the divorce, he was raised by his mother and never saw his father again. He along with his mother moved to Los Angeles from Japan when he was six years old.
At the age of eight, Oka appeared in the CBS-TV game show Child's Play. When he was 12, he featured on the cover of Time for an article Those Asian-American Whiz Kids.
Oka attended elementary school at The Mirman School and graduated high school from Harvard-Westlake School in 1992. In 1997 he graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics. He was also a musical director while at the University.
Masi Oka's Career
Oka started his first job after graduating at George Luca's motion picture company named Industrial Light & Magic with a dream to earn an Oscar in the technical field. In 2000 Oka switched his profession to acting. In the beginning, he got some small roles and advertisements.
However, in 2006 Oka got his huge breakthrough when he got the role of Hiro Nakamura in Heroes. His portrayal of the role earned him nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor on a TV series and also the Primetime Emmy Award for Best supporting actor in a drama series.
Furthermore, he also played a role of Bruce in the big screen version of Get Smart. In 2007, he presented an award with the co-star of Heroes, Hayden Panettiere on the 20th annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. In 2015 he announced that he will reprise his role as Hiro Nakamura in NBC's Heroes Reborn.
He also worked as a producer for the movie Death Note in 2017.
Masi Oka's Net Worth
He has really worked hard to get success in his career. His hard work has continually paid off and today he is living a luxurious life and living his dream life due to his determination and dedication he has shown.
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million, however, his salary is not revealed yet. According to sources, a TV actor on average earns a salary of $30,00 per episode depending on the role. Oka played one of the supporting characters in Heroes, so he may have earned around the same range.
Masi Oka's Personal Life
He is a good looking man and his chocolatey looks can melt any woman. Despite all the fame, he has managed to keep his affairs under wraps. It does not seem like he is married. However, there are rumors that he is in a relationship with a lady named Nicole whom he plans to make his wife.
Of late, news related to his engagement and his girlfriend’s baby bump has been doing the rounds, but they seem to be false. He has also admitted that he had chemistry with his co-actor, Jayma Mays.
He is interested in kendo, playing the piano, singing, beatboxing and watching and writing romantic comedies. He is active on Instagram and Twitter with 56.5K followers and 169K respectively.
Height- 5 feet 6 inches.
Hobbies- Kendo, watching and writing romantic comedies, playing video games, playing the piano, singing, and beatboxing.
Here's a video of Masi Oka's interview with Ellen Degeneres
by rabina, 14 Jul, 2018