Kari Byron

Famous for her role as a host on the popular reality series "MythBusters" (Discovery Channel, 2003-), Kari Byron spent her pre-TV life as a successful artist. A native of California, Byron double majored in sculpture ... Read more »
Born: 12/18/1974 in California, USA

Filmography

Actor (12)

Mythbusters 2004 - 2008, 2010 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Thrill Factor 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Host

Mythbusters: Walking Dead Special 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Mythbusters: Breaking Bad Special 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

Mythbusters: Jawsome Shark Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Sharkzilla 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

Mythbusters: Shark Week Special 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

MythBusters: Holiday Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

MythBusters: Christmas Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Mythbusters: Jaws Special 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Punkin Chunkin (TV Show)

Host

Biography

Famous for her role as a host on the popular reality series "MythBusters" (Discovery Channel, 2003-), Kari Byron spent her pre-TV life as a successful artist. A native of California, Byron double majored in sculpture and film at San Francisco State University. After graduating in 1998, she spent a year backpacking in South Asia. Byron then returned to the Bay Area and began making a name for herself as a sculptor, specializing in metal, wood, found objects, and polymer clay. Her work has been exhibited extensively in the San Francisco area. Byron also had a geeky side, and had spent much of her childhood obsessed with LEGO. Her interests in film, building, and geek culture intersected when she went to work in the model department on the film "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones" (2000). Byron's ultimate goal, however, was to find work at M5 Industries, the studio run by Jamie Hyneman. After showing up and working for free on multiple occasions, Byron's efforts paid off when Hyneman finally relented and hired her, leading to her role as a co-host on Hyneman's series "MythBysters." Byron stayed with the series until 2014. She has also hosted shows like "Head Rush" (Science Channel, 2010-12) and the Australian series "Beyond Tomorrow" (7 Network, 2005-06).

EDUCATION

San Francisco State University

1998

Milestones

2005

Hosted the Australian documentary series "Beyond Tomorrow."

2003

Became a host of the series "MythBusters."

2002

Worked in the art department for "Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones."

Bonus Trivia

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Spent a year backpacking around South Asia following her college graduation.

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Worked successfully as an artist specializing in wood, metal, found objects, and polymer clay, and has exhibited her work extensively in the San Francisco area.

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Showed up at Jamie Hyneman's studio, M5 Industries, and worked for free until he agreed to hire her, eventually leading to her role as a host on "MythBusters."

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