MythBusters host Adam Savage visits his late co-star Grant Imahara’s workshop to see the animatronic Grogu he co-created as a treat for children.
MythBusters co-host Adam Savage recently visited Grant Imahara’s workshop to see his late friend and former co-star’s animatronic build of The Mandalorian‘s Grogu. Imahara was an electrical engineer and roboticist who began his career working for Industrial Light & Magic’s visual effects division. His work has featured in some of the biggest film franchises on the planet, including Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Terminator, and The Matrix. In 1999, he made his first foray in front of the camera as one of the leading competitors in the televised Battlebots series with his robot “Deadblow.”
In 2005, Imahara joined the cast of the Discovery Channel’s hit show MythBusters as a regular part of the “Build Team” alongside Kari Byron and Tory Belleci. Imahara’s tenure on the show would last for over 200 episodes, until his departure from the show in 2014. Shortly after, he starred in the Netflix series White Rabbit Project alongside his former co-stars Byron and Belleci. Tragically, Imahara passed away suddenly in July 2020 from an undiagnosed intracranial aneurysm and was mourned by family, friends and legions of fans. Later in the year, on what would have been his 50th birthday, the Grant Imahara STEAM Foundation was launched in his honor with the intent of providing grants and mentorships to under-served youth seeking careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.