Masi Oka can currently be seen in the role of the eccentric Coroner on the hit series Hawaii Five-0. He has also recurred on NBC's Scrubs and Fox's Luis and guest-starred on Without a Trace, Joey, Reba, Still Standing, Will & Grace, Yes, Dear and The Gilmore Girls. Masi Oka recently appeared in the feature film Jobs and is stepping behind the camera on the feature-film adaption of the worldwide phenomenon Japanese Anime Deathnote, which he will produce with VIZ Productions, Dan Lin, and Roy Lee. He starred in the feature-film remake Get Smart and its companion DVD release, Get Smarter. His other feature film credits include Along Came Polly, Austin Powers in Goldmember, and Friends with Benefits.
With a background in improvisation, Masi Oka has appeared at the Groundlings, ImprovOlympics, Second City and guest starred as various characters on Punk'd, Reno 911 and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. He is working with Yoshimoto to bring the famed Second City to Japan and thereby introducing American improv to that market. Masi Oka also works behind the scenes as an advisor to JETRO and a cultural envoy to the U.S. Embassy, bridging the gap between Japan and Hollywood in the arts and business. After graduating Brown University with degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science and a Theatre Arts minor, Masi Oka pursued an acting career while taking his first job at George Lucas' Oscar-winning special effects house Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) providing technology for groundbreaking effects for more than 30 films. Masi Oka's strong background in computer science laid the groundwork for his starting Mobius Digital, a gaming company that has successfully launched several apps with more in development. He sits on the Celebrity Cabinet of the American Red Cross. Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles at age six, where he currently resides.Read More
Masi Oka discusses playing the mysterious title character in Searching for Sonny, hitting limited theaters, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD platforms August 28
In today's landscape of independent film, it isn't uncommon for a movie to be released in theaters and other platforms simultaneously. Searching for Sonny is the latest to take advantage of these multiple venues, arriving in limited theaters, Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD August 28. Fans can CLICK HERE to request a screening through Tugg. This comedy centers on a group of friends who reunite at their 10-year high school reunion, only to discover they are the prime suspects in the disappearance of their old friend Sonny (Masi Oka). They realize that these unfolding events bear an uncanny similarity to a play once written by Sonny himself.Read More
Former Heroes star Masi Oka is co-penning the pilot script The Correctors for Syfy. He will team with The Art of Cool screenwriter Alex Sabeti for what is being called an Inception inspired time travel project.
The Correctors will follow two Exceptions Bureau agents who travel to an alternate dimension, where they inhabit versions of themselves to stop bad events from happening.Read More
http://movieweb.com/tv/hawaii-five-0/Heroes' Masi Oka has joined CBS's Hawaii Five-0 TV show reboot, according to TV Guide. Comedian D.L. Hughley also boarded the project.
Alex O'Loughlin stars as Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop who returns to Oahu to investigate his father's murder and stays after Hawaii's governor persuades him to head up the new team.Read More