Masi Oka

As a child, Masi Oka was featured on the cover of Time magazine.

Now, of course, the actor is delighting audiences as an adult with his portrayal of Hiro Nakamura. And it makes sense that Oka would star as the only real humorous character on the show.

His background is in improv, having performed on the stages of Second City, ImprovOlympics, The Groundlings, and TheatreSports.

Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles at age six, where he currently resides. He is fluent in Japanese and proficient in Spanish.

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Heroes Quotes

[ending voiceover] For all his bluster, it is the sad province of Man that he cannot choose his triumph. He can only choose how he will stand when the call of destiny comes. Hoping that he'll have the courage to answer.


Sylar: I wasn't begging for my life.
Sylar: [a suddenly terrified Mohinder steps back] I was offering you yours.

Heroes Music

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Song Road to Joy Bright Eyes
Song Mustang Sally Wilson Pickett
Song I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys