Dr. Max Bergman is a doctor and also the Chief Medical Examiner for the Hawaii Five-0 Task Force.
Portrayed by Masi Oka.
Oka was born in Tokyo, Japan, and moved to Los Angeles at age 6, where he currently resides.
His birth date is Dec. 27.
Masi Oka gained viewer recognition as well as Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominations when he starred in the television series “Heroes”. This coming season, he will appear in “Heroes Reborn”. His additional television credits include guest roles in “Without a Trace”, “Yes, Dear” and “Still Standing”, “Scrubs”, “Luis”, “Joey”, “Reba“, “The Loop”, “All of Us”, “Will & Grace” and “The Gilmore Girls”. Oka’s feature film credits include the remake of the television classic “Get Smart” and its companion DVD release, “Get Smarter”, “JOBS”, “Along Came Polly”, “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and “Friends with Benefits”.
With a background in improvisation, Oka has appeared at The Groundlings, ImprovOlympics, Second City and TheatreSports. His improvisational expertise has been showcased with guest appearances on “Punk’d,” “Reno 911” and “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”. Currently, he is working with the Japanese talent agency Yoshimoto to bring the famed Second City to Japan and thereby introducing American Improv to that market.
After he graduated from Brown University with degrees in mathematics and computer science and a minor in theater arts, Oka pursued an acting career while taking his first job at George Lucas’ Academy Award-winning special effects house, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM). Today, in addition to Oka’s successful career as an actor, he continues to provide ILM with technology for groundbreaking effects for more than 30 films. In 2013, he founded and is the CEO of the independent game studio Mobius Digital.
In addition to his very public roles, Oka works behind the scenes as an advisor to numerous Japanese companies in entertainment, animation, publishing and technology, as well as the Japanese government entity JETRO. He worked as a cultural envoy to the U.S. Embassy, and continues to bridge the gap between Japan and United States in the arts, technology and business.
He is fluent in Japanese and proficient in Spanish. His hobbies include Kendo/Japanese sword fighting, fencing, playing table tennis, watching romantic comedies, playing the piano and singing. Also, he is a National Master in the game of chess. Oka sits on the Celebrity Cabinet of the American Red Cross.