Oka, Masi 1974–

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Oka, Masi 1974–

(Masayori Oka)


Full name, Masayori Oka; born December 27, 1974, in Tokyo, Japan; immigrated to the United States, c. 1980. Education: Brown University, B.S. (computer science and mathematics with a minor in theatre arts), 1997. Avocational Interests: Kendo, playing video games, comics, watching and writing romantic comedies, playing the piano, singing.


Agent—GVA Talent Agency (also known as Greater Vision Agency), 9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 320, Hollywood, CA 90069. Manager—Link Talent Group, 4741 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Suite 106, Studio City, CA 91607.


Actor, digital artist, and CG artist. Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), CG artist, digital artist, and other roles, beginning 1997; performed on stage with Second City, ImprovOlympics, the Groundlings, and TheatreSports.


Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, and Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actor in a television program, Academy of Science Fiction, Horror, and Fantasy Films, both 2007, for Heroes.


Television Appearances; Series:

Franklyn, Scrubs, NBC, 2002-2004.

Deng Wu, Luis, Fox, 2003.

Hiro Nakamura, Heroes, NBC, 2006—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Stanley Tong, House of the Dead II: Dead Aim (also known as House of the Dead 2 and House of the Dead 2: All Guts, No Glory), Sci-Fi Channel, 2005.

Voices of announcer and Japanese kid, The Proud Family Movie (animated), Disney Channel, 2005.

The Ties That Bind, The Hallmark Channel, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 2006.

Himself, Live from the Red Carpet: The 2007 Golden Globe Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Spike TV's "Video Game Awards 2006," Spike TV, 2006.

VH1 Big in 06 (also known as Big in 2006, VH1 Big in 2006, and VH1 Big in '06 Awards), VH1, 2006.

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Nien-Jen, "The End of Innocence: Part 2," Dharma & Greg, ABC, 2001.

Philosophy student, "The Road Trip to Harvard," Gilmore Girls (also known as Gilmore Girls: Beginnings and The Gilmore Way), The WB, 2001.

Staffer Dan, "The Whole Thump-Thump-Thump," Citizen Baines, CBS, 2001.

Guy, "Fondles," She Spies (also known as B.A.I.T.), syndicated, 2002.

Male council member, "The Whole Ball of Wax," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), The WB, 2002.

Japanese tourist, "Little Brenda Dynamite," On the Spot, The WB, 2003.

Talking rock, "Dances with Couch," Yes, Dear, CBS, 2003.

Chris Oka, Frank Harris, Masa, and himself, JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment (also known as The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and JKX), The WB, 2003 (multiple episodes).

Edwin, "Home for Christmas?," All of Us, UPN, 2004.

Ronald, "Still Bill's Dad," Still Standing, CBS, 2004.

Hideki, "I Just Don't Like Her," Less Than Perfect, ABC, 2005.

Translator, "Fastest Criminal in Reno," Reno 911!, Comedy Central, 2005.

Translator, Punk'd (also known as Harassment), MTV, 2005.

Agent Phung, "Don't Mess with Taxes," Reba (also known as Deep in the Heart, Family Planning, and Sally), The WB, 2006.

Wang, "The Year of the Dog," The Loop, Fox, 2006.

Wei Fan, "Check Your Head," Without a Trace (also known as Vanished and W.A.T.), CBS, 2006.

Himself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2006.

Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2006.

Himself, The Megan Mullaly Show (also known as Untitled Megan Mullaly Project), syndicated, 2006.

Himself, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2006.

Himself, The View, ABC, 2006.

Clerk, "Batteries," The Sarah Silverman Show, Comedy Central, 2007.

(Uncredited) Himself, "The Harriet Dinner: Part I," Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (also known as Studio 7 on the Sunset Strip and Studio 60), NBC, 2007.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2007.

Himself, Live with Regis & Kelly, syndicated, 2007.

Himself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2007 (multiple episodes).

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Deng Wu, Luis, Fox, 2003.

Hiro Nakamura, "Genesis," Heroes, NBC, 2006.

Film Appearances:

Japanese pedestrian, Austin Powers in Goldmember (also known as Austin Powers: Goldmember), New Line Cinema, 2002.

Asian man, Uh Oh!, 2003.

(Uncredited) Congressional intern, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (also known as Legally Blonde 2 and Legally Blonde 2: Bigger, Bolder & Blonder), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2003.

Dad and sandman, Chester's Big Night (short film), 2004.

Wonsuk, Along Came Polly (also known as Risk, Untitled John Hamburg Project, Deruelt egboel Polly,E alla fine arriva Polly, Men saa kom Polly, Mi novia Polly,och saa kom Polly, Otan gnorisa tin Poly, Polly et moi, Polly tuli kuvioihin, Quero ficar com Polly,und dann kam Polly, Voici Polly, and Y entonces llego ella), Universal, 2004.

Voice of Brother Eo, God Wears My Underwear, M&L Banks, 2005.

K. J., One Sung Hero (short film), 2006.

Jeff, Balls of Fury, Rogue Pictures, 2007.

Some sources cite an appearance in 21, Columbia, 2007.

Film Work:

(As Masayori Oka) Computer graphics technical support worker (Industrial Light & Magic [ILM]), Mighty Joe Young (also known as Mighty Joe), Buena Vista, 1998.

(As Masayori Oka) Visual effects production and technical support worker (ILM), Star Wars: Episode I—The Phantom Menace (also known as The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode I, Star Wars: Episode I—The Beginning, Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace, Csillagok haboruja I.—Baljos arnyak, Guerra nas estrelas—A ameaca fantasma, Guerre stellari: Episodio I, Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc I—Mroczne widmo, La amenaza fantasma, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Razboiul stelelor—Amenintarea fantomei, Star wars—det moerka hotet, Star Wars: Episodio I—A ameaca fantasma, Star wars: Episodio I—La amenaza fantasma, Star wars: Episode I—Den skjulte trussel, Star wars: Episode I—Den usynlige fjende, Star Wars: Episode I—Die dunkle Bedrohung, Star Wars: Episode I—La menace fantome, Star Wars: Episode 1—La menace fantome, Star wars episodi I: Pimeae uhka, Star wars: Episodio I—La minaccia fantasma, Star wars: H aorath apeilh, Suta wozu: Fantomu menasu, and Taehtien sota: Episodi I—Primeae uhka), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

(As Masayori Oka) Digital artist (ILM), The Perfect Storm (also known as Perfect Storm, Den perfekta stormen, Der Sturm, En pleine tempete, Futura perfecta, Gniew oceanu, La tempesta perfetta, La tempete, Mar em furia, Meren raivo, Tempestade, Tormenta perfecta, and Una tormenta perfecta), Warner Bros., 2000.

Technical support worker (ILM and special effects and animation), Mission to Mars (also known as M2M, Mars mentoeakcio, Mision a Marte, Missao: Marte,Mission sur Mars, Mission to Mars—alle origini della vita ai confini dell'ignoto, and Operaatio Mars), Buena Vista, 2000.

(As Masayori Oka) Digital effects artist (ILM), Star Wars: Episode II—Attack of the Clones (also known as Attack of the Clones, Star Wars II, Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones, Gwiezdne wojny: Czesc II—Atak klonow, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio II—El ataque de los clones, La guerra de las galaxies: L'atac dels clons, Ratovi zvijezda: Epizoda II—Klonovi napadaju, Star wars: Boeluem II—Klonlar'in saldirisi, Star Wars: Episode II—Angriff der Klonkrieger, Star Wars: Episode II—Klonene angriper, Star Wars: Episode II—Klonernes angreb, Star Wars: Episode II—L'attaque des clones, Star wars: Episodi II—Kloonien hyoekkaeys, Star wars: Episodi II—l'atac dels clons, Star Wars: Episodio II—El ataque de los clones, Star Wars: Episodio II—L'attacco dei cloni, Star Wars: Episodio II—O ataque dos clones, Star wars episod 2: Klonernas attack, Star wars: Episod II: Klonerna anfaller, Star wars: Episodul II—Atacul clonelor, Star Wars II—Ataque dos clones, Star wars II. resz—A klonok tamadasa, Suta wozu: Kuron no kougeki, and Vojna zvezd: Epizoda II—Napad klonov), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002, IMAX version released as Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience.

CG artist (ILM), Dreamcatcher (also known as Dreamcatcher, l'attrape-reves, Droemfaangare, El cazador de suenos, L'acchiappasogni, L'attrapeur de reves, O apanhador de sonhos, O cacador de sonhos, Unenaeopueuedja, and Unensieppaaja), Warner Bros., 2003.

(As Masayori Oka) CG artist (ILM), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (also known as T3, T3: Rise of the Machines, York Square, Exterminador do futuro 3—A rebeliao das maquinas, Extreminador implacavel 3—Ascensao das maquinas, Terminaator 3: Masinate maas, Terminator 3: Bunt maszyn, Terminator 3: Koneiden kapina, Terminator 3: La guerre des machines, Terminator 3—La rebelion de las maquinas, Terminator 3—Le macchine ribelli, Terminator 3—Le soulevement des machines, Terminator 3—Rebellion der Maschinen, and Terminator 3: Vstaja strojev), Warner Bros., 2003.

Technical director (ILM), Hulk (also known as The Hulk and Hulken), Universal, 2003.

Digital artist (ILM), Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith (also known as Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: Episode III, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith, Guerra nas estrelas—A vinganca dos Sith, La guerra de las galaxias: Episodio III—La venganza de los sith, La guerra de las galaxies: La venjanca dels sith, Perang bintang: Episod III—Dendam kumpulan sith, Star Wars: Episode III—Die Rache der Sith, Star wars: Episode III—La revanche des sith, Star wars: Episodi III—La venjanca dels sith, Star wars: Episodi III—Sithin kosto, Star wars: Episodio III-La vendetta dei sith, Star wars: Episodio III—La venganza de los sith, Star wars: Episod III—Moerkrets haemnd, Star wars: Osa III—Sithi kaettemaks, Stjaernornas krig: Episod III—Moerkrets haemnd, and Suta wozu: Shisu no fukushu), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2005.

Digital artist (ILM), War of the Worlds (also known as Out of the Night, Party in Fresno, and Uncle Sam), Paramount, 2005.

Digital artist (ILM), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (also known as Pirates 2, P.O.T.C. 2, Kariibi mere piraadid—surnud mehe aardekirst, Oi peirates tis Karaivikis: To sedouki tou nekrou, Piratas del Caribe—El cofre de la muerte, Piratas del Caribe—El cofre del hombre muerto, Piratas do Caribe: O bau da morte, Pirates des Caraibes—Le secret du coffre maudit, Pirates of the Caribbean—Doed mans kista, Pirates of the Caribbean—Fluch der Karibik 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Kuolleen miehen kirstu, Pirati dei Caraibi—La maledizione del forziere fantasma, Rummty II, and Shodedy Hakaribim: Teva Shel Eis Met), Buena Vista, 2006.



Chester's Big Night (short film), 2004.