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Geek Of The Week: Masi Oka

Though he didn't take home a statue at Monday's Golden Globe Awards, Masi Oka, who is the star of NBC's Heroes is my pick for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, and my pick for geek of the week.

Not many people know this, but Oka graduated Brown University in 1997 with degrees in mathematics and computer science and a minor in theatre arts. When he was 12, he was on the cover of the August 31, 1987 issue of Time magazine titled "Those Asian-American Whiz Kids," because he has an IQ of 180-plus. My favorite part about Oka? After getting his acclaimed role on Heroes he told reporters he's still driving his 2000 Honda. Talk about a humble geek!


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screammylungzout screammylungzout 8 years
YATAA!
Neural Neural 9 years
Yeah, I love him.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 9 years
I saw that Time Magazine pic a few months ago...he was so cute and geeky, I loved it!
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
Haha, I still go to Brown, Geek, I'm a junior. One more year and I can say that I'm a graduate. I wouldn't call myself a smartie, however. :-) ~M~
morgy morgy 9 years
My favourite Heroes' hero!! :D
Bonne Bonne 9 years
He's a good geek. I like him.
Tech Tech 9 years
You went to Brown Moni? What a smartie!
Moni-B Moni-B 9 years
Woo! Brown University represent! :-) ~M~
elynette elynette 9 years
No one believes me that when his character Hiro teleports and throws his hands up he says "YEAHHHH SON!!!" .... :sad: *----------------------------------------------------* \m/(-_O) RAWWWWWWWWWWWK!!
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