Masi Oka

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Oka in 2009, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Masayori Oka

Place of Birth: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: December 27, 1974

Ethnicity: Japanese

Masi Oka is an American actor, producer, and digital effects artist. His roles include Heroes and Bullet Train. He was one of several children on Time Magazine’s 1987 cover, “Those Asian-American Whiz Kids.”

He was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles, California, when he was six years old. His parents divorced when he was one month old and he was raised by his mother, Setsuko. He was considered a gifted child growing up and is said to have an IQ of over 180.

He is fluent in Japanese, Spanish, and English, and used his Japanese ability on Heroes. However, he does speak Japanese with a slight accent.


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