GRANT IMAHARA

USA TODAY US Edition - - LIFE -

The host of Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel’s science show “MythBuster­s” and of Net­flix’s “White Rab­bit Project” has died at 49. Los Angeles na­tive Imahara grad­u­ated with an elec­tri­cal en­gi­neer­ing de­gree from the Univer­sity of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia and worked for Lu­cas­film’s In­dus­trial Light & Magic (ILM) for nine years, be­com­ing chief model maker spe­cial­iz­ing in an­i­ma­tron­ics. Imahara joined the 2005 third sea­son of “MythBuster­s,” work­ing on the Build Team with Kari Byron and Tory Bel­leci. The trio de­bunked ur­ban myths with science un­til 2014, and re­united in 2016 for one sea­son of Net­flix’s “White Rab­bit Project,” where they ranked his­tory’s great­est in­ven­tions and heists.

MARTIN E. KLIMEK/FOR USA TODAY

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