San Francisco State University
Became a member of the crew on the series "MythBusters," leading to his eventual role as a co-host on the show.
Worked as a model maker for the film "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."
Began working as a model builder at Industrial Light & Magic.
Began working for Jamie Hyneman's M5 Industries as a stage manager, but quickly moved up the ranks.
Began shooting his own movies with a Super 8 camera at age 11.
Father taught him how to make a molotov cocktail when he was a child, inspiring a lifelong interest in fire and explosives.
Was nearly arrested at age 19 for setting off a homemade pipe bomb near his parents' home.