He replaced Scottie Chapman as presenter until 2014 when he left with co-hosts Kari Byron and Tory Belleci, who later reunited in 2016 for Netflix’s White Rabbit Project which lasted for one season.
Born in Los Angeles, Imahara studied electrical engineering at the University of Southern California.
But he also had a passion for screenwriting and ended up combining the two while landing a post-grad job at Lucasfilm-associated THX labs.
He spent the next nine years in their visual effects division, Industrial Light and Magic where he worked on big movie hits such as Star Wars, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Galaxy Quest, XXX: State of the Union, Van Helsing, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
From there he joined MythBusters and appearanced occasionally on BattleBots.