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Masi Oka is now a global ambassador

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 6th 2007 12:24PM
Masi Oka in HeroesMasi Oka is now playing a different kind of hero. According to ComicMix, he's been appointed as a global ambassador for the One Laptop Per Child program which is trying to develop a $100 laptop for children in developing countries. The initiative is headed up by MIT Media Lab's Nicholas Negroponte

This is not surprising. Masi Oka is a math genius who appeared on the cover of Time at the age of 12 and went on to receive a dual degree in Computer Science and Math from Brown University and then program special effects for George Lucas' ILM before taking his talents to acting.

As if he's not busy enough, Masi Oka also has a supporting role in the upcoming Get Smart movie (it's an adaptation of a TV show and therefore worthy of a mention on TV Squad). He also collects manga and is an avid World of Warcraft fan.

That's probably why he's so good as the nerdy character of Hiro in Heroes. He plays one in real life

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Ari

where do you guys get your news? from engadget- last week?

November 06 2007 at 1:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Oreo

Just for the record the laptops now cost $200 to make and the people in the third world countries are calling it a failure.

November 06 2007 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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