Kari Byron

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Host • Personality • Artist

Birth Date: December 18, 1974

Age: 49 years old

Birth Place: Santa Clara County, California

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).

Credits

MythBusters: There's Your Problem!

Host
Show
2021

Dangerous Destinations

Host
Show
2021

Positive Energy

Host
Show
2017

White Rabbit Project

Host
Show
2016

Thrill Factor

Host
Show
2015

Punkin Chunkin: Super Chunk!

Host
Show
2014

MythBusters: Star Wars Special

Actor
Show
2014

Punkin Chunkin 2013

Actor
Show
2013

Sharkzilla

Self
Show
2012

Punkin Chunkin 2011

Actor
Show
2011

Head Rush Refresh

Host
Show
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

Head Rush

Host
Show
2010

Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda

Guest
Show
2007

Roadtrip Nation

Guest
Show
2004

Last Call With Carson Daly

Guest
Talk
2002

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