Born: December 27, 1974
Date of Birth: December 27, 1974
Oka moved to Queens, New York when he was six, and at age 12, he was on the cover of Time magazine, titled "Those Asian-American Whiz Kids," for having an IQ of 180-plus. He led a relatively normal life, graduating from Brown University with a degree in mathematics and computer science and a minor in theater arts. After graduation, Oka landed his first job for one of Hollywood's biggest producers, George Lucas, working in visual effects. His first major project was co-developing a computer program to generate water effects, which was used in A Perfect Storm and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
Although acting wasn't something Oka considered a first priority, the bug definitely bit him. He received parts in TV and small films, which eventually led to several guest spots and a recurring role as Franklyn on the TV show Scrubs.
Working on Heroes not only has him playing a character who has the power to alter the space-time continuum and manipulate time, he also translates the show's scripts from English to Japanese. His portrayal has earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination. Never one to let his roots escape him, he continues to work as a research and development technical director while working on Heroes.