Masi Oka
Masi Oka
Formal Name: Masayori Oka
Character: Hiro Nakamura
Gender: Male
Date of Birth: December 27, 1974
Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

  Masayori "Masi" Oka (pronounced: "mah-see") (born December 27, 1974 in Tokyo, Japan) is the actor who plays Hiro Nakamura on Heroes.


Masi was born in Tokyo, Japan, though his family moved to Los Angeles, California when he was a kid. He has an IQ of 180. He is fluent in Japanese, English and German. His hobbies include Japanese fencing, playing video games, watching and writing romantic comedies, playing the piano, and singing. He attended elementary school at Mirman School and graduated high school from Harvard-Westlake School in 1992.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and mathematics (with a minor in theater) from Brown University in 1997. He later worked at George Lucas's Industrial Light & Magic as a programmer working on many top-grossing Hollywood movies such as episodes I-III on the Star Wars series and the Pirates of the Caribbean series.


  • Masi was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
  • Masi has acted in a number of popular television series and films such as Austin Powers in Goldmember, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Reno 911!, and has even finished filming his own movie Balls of Fury which is scheduled to be released in 2007.