Kari Byron

Kari Byron Host of MythBusters and Head Rush. Artist.

Kari Byron is best known as a host on Discovery Channel's flagship show, Mythbusters and the host of Science Channel's Head Rush. For over a decade she has been a strong presence in the world of reality-based science television.

Fostering her curious nature, she spent a lifetime acquiring odd skills and interests. After graduating college and traveling the world she decided to settle in San Francisco and pursue a career as a sculptor. Special effects and prop making seemed like a perfect fit.

Trying to break into the field, she got an internship at M5 industries with Jamie Hyneman. Her first day turned out to be the beginning of Mythbusters, and a career in television. Though her dream was to be a working artist somehow handling poop, eating bugs, wiring explosives and scraping chicken guts off the ceiling turned out to be her real dream job.

Since then Kari has gone on to host and produce shows across several networks. She is currently very excited to be hosting a new show on Travel Channel (to be announced soon).

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Cast Credits

Thrill Factor (2015)
Starring as Kari Byron (11 episodes)
Head Rush (2010)
Starring as Presenter
Mythbusters (2003)
Starring as Kari Byron