Grant Imahara is an Industrial Light & Magic modeler and animatronics technician who controlled R2-D2's movements in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. He cameoed in the mockumentary, R2-D2: Beneath the Dome and was an actor and writer of the TFN Fan Film Architects of Evil. The in-universe company Imaharatronics is named for him.

He is also known as the creator of the Battlebot Deadblow and was a cast member on the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters, prior to a restructuring of the program.

On April 2, 2011, Imahara was inducted into the 501st Legion fan organization.[1] He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.


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  1. TwitterLogo @grantimahara (Grant Imahara) on Twitter

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Imahara working on R2-D2 models for the prequel trilogy.