George Takei biography

George Takei

Actor, TV Actor

1937 –

54 Views

Who is George Takei?

George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director and author, originally known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

However, Takei's involvement in social media has brought him new notoriety. He currently has over 7 million "likes" since joining facebook in 2011, commonly sharing funny photos with his added commentary.

He is a proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics apart from his continued acting career. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japanese‚ÄďAmerican relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.

Famous Quotes:

  • Oh My!

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Apr 20, 1937
Boyle Heights
Also known as
  • George Hosato Takei
  • George Takai
  • George Hosato Takei Altman
  • Takei Hosato
  • Uncle George
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Buddhism
  • Shingon Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Japanese American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
    Theatre
    ( - 1960)
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Architecture
  • Sophia University
  • Shakespeare Institute
  • Master of Arts, University of California, Los Angeles
    Theatre
    ( - 1964)
  • Los Angeles High School
Lived in
  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"George Takei." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Jul 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/george_takei>.

Discuss this George Takei biography with the community:

0 Comments


    Browse Biographies.net