Masi Oka Net Worth

Masi Oka Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Masi Oka net worth is
$5 Million

Masi Oka Wiki Biography

Masayori Oka was born on 27 December 1974, in Tokyo, Japan, and is a Japanese-American actor, producer and digital effects artist, probably best known for his roles as Hiro Nakamura in the television series “Heroes” and as Doctor Max Bergman in the series “Hawaii Five-0”.

So just how loaded is Masi Oka now? Sources state that Oka has established wealth of over $5 million, as of early 2017, accumulated through his involvement in the entertainment industry.

Masi Oka Net Worth $5 Million

Oka’s parents divorced shortly after his birth, and he was raised by his mother without ever meeting his father. At the age of six, they moved to Los Angeles, where he attended The Mirman School and Harvard-Westlake School. He later enrolled at Brown University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics.

Oka’s involvement in the entertainment industry started in his teenage years, when his extraordinary IQ brought him to appear in the CBS-TV game show “Child’s Play”. Upon graduating from Brown, he began working at Industrial Light & Magic, a motion picture visual special effects company.

His acting career started in early 2000s, after he gained a Screen Actors Guild card, landing small film parts and several television guest spots, such as in the series “Dharma & Greg”, “Gilmore Girls” and “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”. He also landed the recurring role of Franklyn, a lab technician, in the medical drama “Scrubs”. He went on to score many other television guest appearances, such as in series “All of Us”, “Joey” and “The Loop”, which greatly added to his net worth, and paving his way to bigger parts.

In 2006, Oka was cast in the NBC psychological science fiction thriller series “Heroes”; he played the role of time-traveling master Hiro Nakamura for four seasons until the series’ cancellation in 2010. The show became extremely popular among audiences worldwide, which brought Oka a great fan base. His performance earned him a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television as well as nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor on a TV Series and the Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He was also crowned Coolest Geek at Spike TV’s inaugural Guys Choice Awards. The series significantly contributed to his popularity in the acting world, and to his wealth as well.

Meanwhile, he continued with his involvement in other television and film projects, making several television guest appearances and landing smaller parts in films including “Get Smart”, “The Promotion” and “Searching for Sonny”. In 2010, Oka was cast as coroner Dr. Max Bergman in the CBS action police procedural series “Hawaii Five-O”. The role has reinforced his status in Hollywood, greatly improving his net worth too.

Then in 2015, he reprized his role of Nakamura in the miniseries “Heroes Reborn”, a continuation of “Heroes”. He is currently involved in filming the upcoming action horror film “Meg”, set to be released in 2018.

In addition to his acting career, Oka has been involved in a number of big screen projects while working as a Research and Development Technical Director at ILM, making programs that create special effects. Such projects include the films “The Perfect Storm”, “Hulk”, “War of the Worlds”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and the “Star Wars” prequel trilogy. This has been another source of his wealth.

When it comes to his private life, Oka has kept it away from public view. Therefore, sources don’t have any details about his relationship status.

Full NameMasi Oka
Net Worth$5 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 27, 1974
Place Of BirthShibuya, Tokyo, Japan
Height5 ft 5 in (1.676 m)
ProfessionActor, Digital Effects Artist, Producer
EducationThe Mirman School, Harvard-Westlake School, Brown University
NationalityJapanese, American
ParentsSetsuko Oka
NicknamesMasayori Oka , Masayori "Masi" Oka , Oka Masayori , 岡 政偉
AwardsSaturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2007), Future Classic Award (2007)
NominationsGolden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Satellite Award, Saturn Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2007-2008), Golden Nymph - Outstanding Actor - Drama Series (2008)
MoviesGet Smart, Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control, Friends with Benefits, Along Came Polly, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Balls of Fury, Searching for Sonny, The Promotion, Fired Up!, Uh-Oh!, The Proud Family Movie, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Chester's Big Night
TV Shows"Child's Play" (game show), "Dharma & Greg" (2001), "Gilmore Girls" (2001), "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (2002), "Heroes" (2006-2010), "Scrubs" (2002-2004), "Hawaii Five-O", "Meg" (2018)
1On why his mother chooses to stay in Japan rather than accompany him to the Emmy Awards: My mom is actually very superstitious. She tells me every time she's in Japan, she gets good news, like 'I got nominated for a Golden Globe,' or 'I got nominated for an Emmy.' Anytime she's in the states, she gets bad news, like, 'I want to be an actor.'
2(on being out in public): It is a great thing to have fans come up to you and say, 'Oh my God. We love your show. What is going to happen now?' Especially with the hiatus. It is pretty cool to go out, meet your fans and feel their passion for the show as we have for the show, as well. There was a guy walking by with a cell phone, he noticed me and turned his head and opened his mouth and dropped his cell phone, which I thought was a cool thing, because I had the power of a hot woman at that moment. I have had girls come up, hug me and kiss me and run away. I am like, 'Wow, don't run away.' It has been surreal. Last year at this time, I could be walking in to a Starbucks and people wouldn't look at me. Now I have to be well-groomed because people want to take pictures.
3(How becoming famous affected how people treat him) They treat me nicer. They don't say, "Yo, Asian dude." They say, "Hi Masi. We love your show."
4You know, I've actually been very good about not going on the Internet, I only look at things that my publicist and my friends send me, although I did see this one thing that my publicist sent me, I went online and it said, "oh my god, Hiro Nakamura, I love him so much. I want to make him my pet. I want to lock him up, talk to him, kiss him, I want to make him literally my pet." You know what, as long as they feed me, I'm all for it.
1Arrived in Singapore to promote Season 2 of Heroes (2006), as part of the World Tour [31 August 2007]. [August 2007]
2Has studied under booking coach Amy Lyndon.
3His character on Heroes (2006), Hiro, is Tyra Banks's favorite character on her favorite show.
4Graduated from Harvard-Westlake School (1992).
5At age six, he moved to Los Angeles, California, USA, where he still resides.
6One of his hobbies is Kendo (Japanese sword fighting).
7In an interview with TV Guide's Michael Ausiello, he said that as of November 2006, he still works one or two days a week as a CGI artist for George Lucas's special effects company Industrial Light & Magic (at which Oka worked on the effects for such films as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006), War of the Worlds (2005), the three most recent Star Wars movies, and The Perfect Storm (2000)). He also still drives his old car, a 2000 Honda Accord.
8When he was 12, he was on the cover of the August 31, 1987 issue of Time magazine titled "Those Asian-American Whiz Kids".
9Name is pronounced as "mah-see".
10He has a 180-plus IQ.
11Graduated in 1997 from Brown University with degrees in mathematics and computer science and a minor in theatre arts.


Death Note2017post-production
Hawaii Five-02010-2017TV SeriesMax Bergman
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV2016Bureaucrat (English version, voice)
Heroes Reborn2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesHiro Nakamura
Jobs2013Ken Tanaka
Searching for Sonny2011Sonny Bosco
Friends with Benefits2011Darin Arturo Morena
Heroes2006-2010TV SeriesHiro Nakamura
Dave Knoll Finds His Soul2009TV MovieDave Knoll
Fired Up!2009Eagle
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control2008VideoBruce
Get Smart2008Bruce
The Promotion2008Realtor
Reno 911!2005-2008TV SeriesJapanese Tourist / Translator
Cars Mater-National2007Video GameKoji (voice)
Balls of Fury2007Jeff - Bathroom Attendant
Driver '762007Video GameJimmy Yip (voice)
Jane Doe: Ties That Bind2007TV MovieAgent Osaka
The Sarah Silverman Program.2007TV SeriesClerk
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip2007TV SeriesMasi Oka
Joey2006TV SeriesArthur
The Loop2006TV SeriesWang
Without a Trace2006TV SeriesWei Fan
Reba2006TV SeriesIRS Agent Phung
One Sung Hero2006ShortKJ
God Wears My Underwear2005Brother Eo (voice)
House of the Dead 22005TV MovieStanley Tong
The Proud Family Movie2005TV MovieJapanese Kid / Announcer (voice)
Less Than Perfect2005TV SeriesHideki
All of Us2004TV SeriesEdwin
Chester's Big Night2004ShortDad / Sandman
Scrubs2002-2004TV SeriesFranklyn
Still Standing2004TV SeriesRonald
Along Came Polly2004Wonsuk
Uh Oh!2004Asian Man
Luis2003TV SeriesDeng Wu
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde2003Congressional Intern (uncredited)
On the Spot2003TV SeriesJapanese Tourist
She Spies2002TV SeriesGuy
Austin Powers in Goldmember2002Japanese Pedestrian
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch2002TV SeriesMale Council Member
Yes, Dear2002TV SeriesTalking Rock
Gilmore Girls2001TV SeriesPhilosophy Student
Citizen Baines2001TV SeriesStaffer Dan
Dharma & Greg2001TV SeriesNien-Jin
Straight White Male2001TV MovieToby

Visual Effects

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest2006digital artist: ILM - as Masayori Oka
War of the Worlds2005digital artist: ILM
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith2005digital artist: ILM
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines2003CG artist: ILM - as Masayori Oka
Hulk2003technical director: ILM
Dreamcatcher2003CG artist: ILM - as Masayori Oka
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones2002digital effects artist: ILM - as Masayori Oka
The Perfect Storm2000digital artist: ILM - as Masayori Oka
Mission to Mars2000technical support: ILM
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace1999visual effects production and technical support: ILM - as Masayori Oka
Mighty Joe Young1998CG technical assistant: ILM - as Masayori Oka


Death Note2017producer post-production


Chester's Big Night2004Short


Scrubs2004TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hibana2016TV Mini-Series special thanks - 9 episodes
Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere2008TV Movie documentary special thanks


IMDb on the Scene2015TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Stand Up to Cancer2012TV MovieHimself
It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse2012ShortHimself
On the Verge2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CollegeHumor Originals2012TV SeriesHimself
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
America wo warawasero!2011TV MovieHimself / emcee
Asia Uncut with Jon Niermann2010TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Protect Insurance Companies PSA2009Video shortHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007-2009TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Heroes Unmasked2007-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Discovery Atlas2008TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Making of Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control2008Video shortHimself
Heroes: Countdown to the Premiere2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2006-2008TV SeriesHimself
Eigo de shabera-night2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008TV SeriesHimself
Heroes Report2008TV SeriesHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '072007TV SpecialHimself
CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute2007TV MovieHimself - Presenter
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2006-2007TV SeriesHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHimself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Creative Achievement In Interactive Television
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimself - Coolest Geek Award Winner
07 Spaceys2007TV MovieHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2007TV SeriesHimself - Top Ten List Presenter
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards2007TV SpecialHimself
The View2006-2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Tavis Smiley2007TV SeriesHimself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Winner ("Future Classic")
Descifrando héroes2007TV Short documentaryHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2007TV SeriesHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television & Presenter: Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards2007TV Special documentaryHimself
VH1 Big in 06 Awards2006TV SpecialHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade2006TV Special documentaryHimself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Infanity2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Punk'd2005TV SeriesTranslator
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2003TV SeriesSushi Chef / Frank Harris / Chris Oka
Downtown DX1993TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

NCIS: Los Angeles2012TV SeriesDr. Max Bergman
Heroes Unmasked2007-2008TV Series documentaryHiro Nakamura / Himself
30 Rock2007TV SeriesHiro Nakamura
Jo, heroi2007TV MovieHiro Nakamura

Won Awards

2007Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor in a Television ProgramHeroes (2006)
2007Future Classic AwardTV Land AwardsHeroes (2006)

Nominated Awards

2008Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting Actor on TelevisionHeroes (2006)
2008Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalOutstanding Actor - Drama SeriesHeroes (2006)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHeroes (2006)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesHeroes (2006)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Supporting ActorHeroes (2006)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsBreakthrough Performer of the Year
2007OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesHeroes (2006)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionHeroes (2006)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV: BreakoutHeroes (2006)

Known for movies

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