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George Takei

Comedian / Actor / Writer | * 04/20/1937 (87) | Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA))
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George Takei (tə-KAY; born Hosato Takei (武井 穂郷, Takei Hosato); April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author and activist known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. Takei was born to Japanese American parents, with whom he lived in U.S.-run internment camps during World War II. He began pursuing acting in college, which led in 1965 to the role of Sulu, to which he returned periodically into the 1990s. Upon coming out as gay in 2005, he became a prominent proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics. He has been a vocal advocate of the rights of immigrants, in part through his work on the 2012 Broadway show Allegiance, about the internment experience. Takei spoke both English and Japanese growing up and remains fluent in both languages. He has won several awards and accolades for his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Animation

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Awards & Nominations for George Takei

Order of The Rising Sun, 4th Class California Hall of Fame Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Inkpot Award
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Movies with George Takei as Actor(96)

as Lt. Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu2022 Yorktown: A Time to Heal
as Self (archive footage)2021 Boulevard! A Hollywood Story
as himself2021 Woman in Motion
as himself2020 The Soul of America
as Phil the Plant (voice)2020 Aliens Stole My Body
as Elder Masook2017 Yamasong: March of the Hollows
as Sam Kimura / Ojii-Chan2016 Allegiance
as Hosato (voice)2016 Kubo and the Two Strings
as himself2016 For the Love of Spock
as Narrator2015 Message From Hiroshima
as himself2015 The Gettysburg Address
as himself2015 Entourage
as himself2015 Do I Sound Gay?
as George2014 Eat With Me
as himself2014 To Be Takei
as Narrator2013 The Missing Scarf
as S.T.E.V.E. (voice)2013 Free Birds
as Dr. William Tam2012 8
as Gary (voice)2012 Space Milkshake
as Tamadamsa (voice)2012 Strange Frame: Love & Sax
as Krang2012 Art of Submission
as Sulu (archive footage)2012 Backyard Blockbusters
as Dr. Matsutani2011 Larry Crowne
as himself2011 These Amazing Shadows
as Tanaka2011 Dark Vengeance
as Old Man Samurai (voice)2009 Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword
as Maitre D (Joon)2009 The Pool Boys
as himself2009 Annul Victory
as himself2009 Toyo's Camera
as Himself (voice)2008 Futurama: Bender's Game
as Hiroshi2008 Ninja Cheerleaders
as himself2008 The Great Buck Howard
as Major Lane2006 A.I. Assault
as himself2006 40 Years of Star Trek
as First Ancestor (voice)2004 Mulan II
as Dr. Hsieh2004 The Eavesdropper
as Norman Mineta2003 DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
as Radio Free World (voice)2002 New World Order
as Mr. Fixx (voice)1999 Batman Beyond: The Movie
as Elliott1999 Who Gets the House?
as Dr. Hiro Fujimoto1998 Bug Buster
as First Ancestor (voice)1998 Mulan
as Ha Ping1997 The Magic Pearl
as himself1997 Trekkies
as Mr. Yamanaka1997 The Best Bad Thing
as Doc Valentine1996 Oblivion 2: Backlash
as Le Duc Tho1995 Kissinger and Nixon
as Doc Valentine1994 Oblivion
as Uncle Coronado1993 Live by the Fist
as Narrator (voice)1993 The Curse of the Dragon
as Captain Hikaru Sulu1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
as Vice-Admiral Baron Takahashi1990 Blood Oath
as Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu1989 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
as Lieutenant Tanaka1989 Return from the River Kwai
as Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
as Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu1982 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
as Lt. Cmdr. Hikaru Sulu1979 Star Trek: The Motion Picture
as Fred Eng1975 The Year of the Dragon
as Ken Tanaka1971 Josie's Castle
as Yamashita1970 Which Way to the Front?
as Captian Nim1968 The Green Berets
as Diamond Jeweler (uncredited)1967 The Big Mouth
as Attorney Ord Long1966 An American Dream
as Police Captain1966 Walk Don't Run
as Kato1965 Red Line 7000
as Helmsman on Japanese Destroyer (uncredited)1963 PT 109
as Osamu Sakurai (voice)1963 King Kong vs. Godzilla
as Wang1960 Ice Palace
as George Une1960 Hell to Eternity
as Soldier in Hospital (uncredited)1959 Never So Few
as Commander of Landing Craft Ikeda (voice)1959 Gigantis: The Fire Monster

TV Shows/Series with George Takei as Actor(101)

as Seki (voice)2023 BLUE EYE SAMURAI
as Mr. Tengu (voice)2022 ONI: Thunder God's Tale
as SoSo (voice)2021 Jellystone!
as himself2021 Call Me Kat
as The Gray (voice)2021 Resident Alien
as Shinji (voice)2021 Marvel's Hit-Monkey
as Elder Panda (voice)2020 Love Monster
as Cpt. Hikaru Sulu (voice)2020 Star Trek: Lower Decks
as George Takei (voice)2019 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?
as Hikaru Sulu (voice) (archive footage)2018 Star Trek: Short Treks
as Nobuhiro Yamato / Yamato-san2018 The Terror
as King Toshi (voice)2016 Elena of Avalor
as Bernard2015 Fresh Off the Boat
as Audiobook Narrator (voice)2014 BoJack Horseman
as Sylvester Kobayashi (voice)2014 Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero
as Sam2012 The New Normal
as Hattori 'Hologramps' Fukanaga2011 Supah Ninjas
as Alpha Trion (voice)2010 Transformers: Prime
as Mr. Wang / White Wizard (voice)2010 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated
as Mr. Julius (voice)2010 Pound Puppies
as Mr. Julius / Monsieur Mitch (voice)2010 Pound Puppies
as Engelram2010 Lost Girl
as Daisuke (voice)2010 Regular Show
as himself2009 Live from Studio Five
as Himself (voice)2009 Community
as himself2009 Party Down
as Rome Tipton2008 The Suite Life on Deck
as himself2007 The Big Bang Theory
as Yoketron (voice)2007 Transformers: Animated
2007 Chowder
as Ronald2007 Cory in the House
as Self - Guest2007 The Graham Norton Show
as himself2006 Psych
as Kaito Nakamura2006 Heroes
as Martin2005 Freddie
as George Takei (voice)2005 American Dad!
as Warden (voice)2005 Avatar: The Last Airbender
as Hikaru Sulu (voice)2004 Drawn Together
as Sensei (voice)2002 Kim Possible
as George Takei (voice)2001 According to Jim
as Warrior #4 (voice)2001 Samurai Jack
as Mr. Shen2001 The Chronicle
as himself2001 Scrubs
as High Mystic (voice)2000 Jackie Chan Adventures
as himself2000 Malcolm in the Middle
as himself1999 The Early Show
as George Takei's Head (voice)1999 Futurama
as Mr. Fixx (voice)1999 Batman Beyond
as himself1998 Will & Grace
as KOP's Voice / Self1998 V.I.P.
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as himself1996 3rd Rock from the Sun
as himself1996 Muppets Tonight
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Captain Sulu1995 Star Trek: Voyager
as Wong (voice)1994 Spider-Man
as himself1993 GMTV
as Man In Black1993 Diagnosis: Murder
as Akira Kurosawa (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Dr. Shen Wei1985 MacGyver
as Doctor Marcus1980 Beyond Westworld
1978 Vega$
as Hikaru Sulu (voice)1973 Star Trek
as Nathaniel Blake1968 Hawaii Five-O
as Hikaru Sulu1966 Star Trek
as Won Tsun1960 My Three Sons
as Yung1960 The Islanders
as Arthur Takamori / Taro1959 The Twilight Zone
as Toma Sakai1957 Perry Mason
as Doctor1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame

Additional Information

Full Name: George Takei
Born: Tuesday, 04/20 1937 (April) in Los Angeles, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 87 years + 86 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, University of California, Berkeley, Sophia University, Los Angeles High School
Other names for George Takei (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"George Takai"
"武井穗乡"
"武井乔治(豆瓣)"
George Takei frequently works together with these people:
Roger Craig Smith (81x, Actor)
Jeff Bennett (71x, Actor)
Phil LaMarr (57x, Actor)
Fred Tatasciore (54x, Actor)
John DiMaggio (51x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (51x, Actress)
Courtenay Taylor (50x, Actress)
Tom Kenny (40x, Actor)
Clancy Brown (38x, Actor)
Tara Strong (37x, Actress)
Leonard Nimoy (22x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9054, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 06/29/2024