Produced and hosted the series "Unchained Reaction."
Made a cameo appearance in the movie "The Darwin Awards."
Began hosting the series "MythBusters."
Broke into the film industry as an uncredited member of the special effects team on the movie "Top Gun."
Left home at age 14 to hitchhike around the country.
Has worked as a boat captain, a certified dive master, an animal wrangler, a machinist, and a chef.
Holds honorary doctorates from Villanova University and the University of Twente.
Owns and runs his own effects studio, M5 Industries.