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Happy birthday, Akbar!

The Ninja Warrior host turns 40 today.

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Today we’re sending our best wishes to the one, the only Akbar Gbajabiamila!

Akbar has been a host of American Ninja Warrior along with Matt Iseman since season five of the show. In all that time calling all those runs, his energy and his enthusiasm have been unflappable. This guy never slows down! Today, May 6, is Akbar’s 40th birthday.

He’s not just a host of the show. He’s a huge part of the community as well. Check out all the Ninjas who turned up to support the launch of Akbar’s book, “Everyone Can Be A Ninja.”

When he’s not up in the host tower, he’s a very busy guy. He’s always making friends wherever he goes.

And working to further causes that mean a lot to him, like Parkinson’s disease research.

His broadcast career includes work with the NFL Network and also Extra.

Akbar never misses a chance to support the Ninjas, current or past. Like when he took time out to meet up with now WWE wrestler, Kacy Catanzaro.

He ALWAYS has time for the Ninja Warrior fans!

There’s not much Akbar won’t do to make sure the Ninjas know he’s there for them.

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He’s a man of many, many talents.

Happy birthday, Akbar! We wish you many more years of good health and child-like, unbridled joy!