Grant Imahara was an Industrial Light & Magic modeler and animatronics technician who controlled R2-D2's movements in the Star Wars prequel trilogy. Imahara cameoed in the mockumentary R2-D2: Beneath the Dome, and was an actor and writer of the TheForce.net fan film Architects of Evil. The in-universe company Imaharatronics is named for him.
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