Mythbusters’ Scientist Kari Byron

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on March 4, 2007

Q One of the best things about the television series Mythbusters is the beautiful Kari Byron. What can you tell me about her?
—John Foster, Kissimmee, Fla.

Byron was a natural for the gonzo science of Mythbusters. By age 5, when not using dolls as crash-test dummies, she was setting up experiments involving her little sister. Luckily, her parents usually intervened before her sis took a ride down a laundry chute or became the subject of a 360-degree swing-set test. After graduation from San Francisco State University, where she studied film and sculpture, Byron worked in model-making and toy prototyping, which is how she got her break with Mythbusters. She recently married and lives in San Francisco.