Meet the Mythbusters Team
Hailing from Indiana farm country, Jamie Hyneman is a multifaceted man: He's been a wilderness survival expert, boat captain, diver, linguist, animal wrangler,machinist and cook to name but a few.
Jamie earned a degree in Russian languages and ran a sailing/diving charter business in the Caribbean for several years before he moved over to the visual-effects industry. After working for several special-effects companies, Jamie found his way to Colossal Pictures' model shop, where he managed the production of models and special effects for hundreds of commercials and movies. Jamie took over the shop and created M5 Industries.
Today, while MythBusters occupies the majority of Jamie's professional activity, M5 is actively developing cutting edge technologies for a variety of industries, ranging from defense to green vehicle design.
Adam Savage has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to take what's in his brain and make it real. He's built everything from ancient Buddhas to animated chocolate — and just about anything else in between.
Having held positions as a projectionist, animator, graphic designer, carpenter, interior and stage designer, toy designer, welder and scenic painter, he's worked with every material and in every medium he could fathom. Since 1993, Adam was concentrated on the special effects industry, honing his skills through more than 100 television commercials and a dozen feature films.
Ever since he was a child, Tory Belleci knew he would work in the film industry. At age 11, his uncle gave him a Super 8 movie camera and he began making movies. Tory went on to San Francisco State University film school. In 1994 he started working with Jamie Hyneman, first as a stage manager then quickly moving up the ranks. Later, Tory started work at Industrial Light & Magic, working for eight years as a model builder, sculptor and painter.
Tory has been with MythBusters since the beginning, first doing work behind the scenes and then becoming one of the show's co-hosts. Since being on the shows, he has jumped out of several planes, wake-boarded behind a cruise ship, been chased by a crocodile, stared down a bull and swam with sharks.
Kari Byron has trained to be on MythBusters since she was a child. By the age of 5 she was experimenting on her sister and using dolls as crash-test dummies. Luckily for her parents, they always caught her right before her little sister took a ride down a laundry chute or was the subject of an "around-the-world" attempt on the playground swings.
After graduating from San Francisco State University and traveling the world, Kari began her career as a sculptor and painter, holding successful exhibitions at some of San Francisco's leading galleries. Artist was only one of many hats she wore while searching for her place in the world. Her sculpting skills and love for odd jobs soon led her into the field of model-making and toy-prototyping, which led to a job with Jamie Hyneman at M5 Industries. It was at M5 that Kari got her big break with MythBusters. Kari brings a unique perspective to the show as an artist, a science chick and a working mum.
Electronics and radio-control specialist Grant Imahara is a former animatronics engineer and model maker for Industrial Light & Magic. In addition to operating R2-D2 (one of only a handful of official operators), Grant has another claim to beloved-character fame: developing a custom circuit to cycle the Energizer Bunny's arm beats and ears at a constant rate. In fact, he's responsible for all the electronics installation and radio programming on the current generation of bunnies, even serving as the bunny's driver and crew supervisor on numerous commercials.
A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Grant earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California. He's also the author of the book, Kickin' Bot: An Illustrated Guide to Building Combat Robots. His own machine, Deadblow, is a former BattleBots champion.
Mythbusters is back with brand new episodes! Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will stop at nothing to find the truth behind life's most well known myths. Using modern day science, they put everyday myths and urban legend to the test to determine what's true and what's not.
Joined by fellow Mythbusters Tony Belluci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara, this team is always ready to take it to the next level...often with explosive results!
Catch all new episodes from Monday 8 April at 8:30pm (AEST/NZST).
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