George Takei

Actor, Novelist
A hero to science fiction fans and the Asian community alike, George Takei was an actor, writer and activist who earned his place in pop culture history as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the starship Enterprise on ... Read more »
Born: 04/19/1937 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (108)

3rd Rock From the Sun 1973 - 1975, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Adventure Time With Finn and Jake 1973 - 1975, 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Archer 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Brotherly Love 1973 - 1975, 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chowder 1973 - 1975, 1998 - 1999, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

Diagnosis Murder 1973 - 1975, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1973 - 1975, 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glenn Martin, DDS 1973 - 1975, 2009 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

In the House 1973 - 1975, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

King of the Nerds 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost Girl 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1973 - 1975, 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ninja Cheerleaders 2014 (Movie)

Hiroshi (Actor)

Pioneers of Television 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Real Time with Bill Maher 2014 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Star Trek 1966 - 1969, 1973 - 1975, 1986 - 1987, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1973 - 1975, 1995 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 1973 - 1975, 2010 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Contestant

The Eavesdropper 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Hsieh (Actor)

The Neighbors 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1973 - 1975, 1991, 1998 - 1999, 2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Voice

To Be Takei 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Conan 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Eat With Me 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fangasm 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Fish Hooks 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Free Birds 2013 (Movie)

S.T.E.V.E (Voice)

Futurama 2002, 2010, 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Married and Counting 2013 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Supah Ninjas 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The New Normal 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Phineas and Ferb 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

True Justice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Matsutani (Actor)

Community 2010 (Tv Show)

Voice

Heroes 2007 - 2008, 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Bang Theory 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Suite Life on Deck 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party Down 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2009 (Tv Show)

Voice

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Scream 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Secret Talents of the Stars 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pool Boys 2008 (Movie)

Maitre D' (Actor)

Wanna Bet? 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

You Don't Mess With the Zohan 2008 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

According to Jim 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cory in the House 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Finishing the Game 2007 (Movie)

Man in Black (Actor)

Thank God You're Here 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Bronx Bunny Show 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

A.I. Assault 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Celebrity Autobiography: In their Own Words 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Freddie 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm in the Middle 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Will & Grace 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Avatar: The Last Airbender 2005 (Tv Show)

Voice

Scrubs 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Watching Ellie 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Batman Beyond 1998 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

The Chronicle 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Noon Blue Apples 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baby Blues 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Disney's Hercules 1998 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Trekkies 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Best Bad Thing 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Mulan 1998 (Movie)

of First Ancestor (Voice)

Bug Buster 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Homeboys in Outer Space 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Minor Adjustments 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Magic Pearl 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Voice

Oblivion 1995 (Movie)

Doc Valentine (Actor)

Star Trek: A Captain's Log 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Backlash: Oblivion 2 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Vanished 1993 (Movie)

Han Seoung Tae (Actor)

Live By the Fist 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Year of the Generals 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Voice

Prisoners of the Sun 1991 (Movie)

Vice Admiral Baron Takahashi (Actor)

Star Trek VI: the Undiscovered Country 1991 (Movie)

Hikaru Sulu (Actor)

Stand-Up Comics Take a Stand! 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Return to the River Kwai 1989 (Movie)

Lieutenant Tanaka (Actor)

Star Trek V: the Final Frontier 1989 (Movie)

Sulu (Actor)

Star Trek IV 1986 (Movie)

Hikaru Sulu (Actor)

Star Trek III 1984 (Movie)

Sulu (Actor)

Star Trek II: the Wrath of Khan 1982 (Movie)

Sulu (Actor)

Star Trek: the Motion Picture 1979 (Movie)

Sulu (Actor)

Star Trek 1973 - 1975 (TV Show)

Voice

The Year of the Dragon 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

The Young Divorcees 1974 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Green Berets 1968 (Movie)

Captain Nim (Actor)

An American Dream 1966 (Movie)

Ord Long (Actor)

Walk, Don't Run 1966 (Movie)

Police Captain (Actor)

Red Line 7000 1965 (Movie)

Kato (Actor)

Hell to Eternity 1960 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Ice Palace 1960 (Movie)

Wang (Actor)

DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (TV Show)

Actor

Kissinger and Nixon (TV Show)

Actor

The Best Bad Thing (TV Show)

Actor

The Martial Arts (TV Show)

Narrator

Biography

A hero to science fiction fans and the Asian community alike, George Takei was an actor, writer and activist who earned his place in pop culture history as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the starship Enterprise on "Star Trek" (NBC, 1966-68) and six of its subsequent feature film spin-offs. Takei had been a prolific actor on television and in films and theater prior to "Star Trek," and he continued to appear in a wide variety of projects after its demise, including the science fiction series "Heroes" (NBC, 2006-2010) and as a popular guest announcer for Howard Stern's radio program. A well-known political activist in San Francisco and West Hollywood, Takei also brought a familiar and friendly face to the debate over gay rights and gay marriage after revealing his own homosexuality in 2005, shocking many a Trekkie with his longtime closeted way of life. Whether it was for his iconic signature role as the dedicated Enterprise helmsman, the unmistakable tenor of his baritone voice, or for his work as an advocate within the Japanese and gay communities, Takei continued to engender the admiration and devotion of generations of fans.

Relationships

Brad Altman

Husband
Takei revealed in an issue of Frontiers (October 2005) magazine that he is gay, and has been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, for the last eighteen years Takei announced in May 2008, that he and Altman would be getting married they were legally married Sept. 14, 2008

EDUCATION

Desilu Workshop

Los Angeles , California
Trained there during his undergraduate studies

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1964

Los Angeles High School

Los Angeles , California

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley , California

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles , California 1960

Shakespeare Institute

Studied there between his undergraduate and graduate studies

Milestones

2007

Joined the cast of NBC's "Heroes" playing the father of Hiro Nakamura

2003

Voiced Sensei in Disney's animated series, "Kim Possible"

1999

Voiced the villainous Mr. Fixx in animated series, "Batman Beyond"

1998

Voiced First Ancestor Fain Disney's animated feature "Mulan"

1991

Last film appearance as Mr. Sulu in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"

1989

Played a leading role in the feature film, "Return to the River Kwai"

1989

Played Mr. Sulu for the fifth film, "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier"

1986

Co-starred in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home"

1984

Once again reprised role of Mr. Sulu for "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock"

1982

Again portrayed Mr. Sulu in "Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan"

1979

Reprised role of Mr. Sulu for "Star Trek: The Motion Picture"

1979

Co-wrote (with Robert Asprin) the science-fiction novel Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe

1973

Voiced Mr. Sulu for NBC's animated series, "Star Trek"

1966

Breakthrough role, playing Mr. Sulu on the sci-fi series, "Star Trek" (NBC)

1960

First notable film role, "Ice Palace"

1959

TV debut on the Emmy award winning series, "Playhouse 90" (CBS)

1956

Provided voiceover for several characters in the English dub of the Japanese monster film "Rodan"

Relocated with family to the Rohwer War Relocation Center in Arkansas after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor

Hosted (also produced) the public-affairs show for KNBC, "Expressions: East/West"

Bonus Trivia

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Mr. Sulu's first name is Hikaru.

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In 1986 Takei became the first Japanese-American actor to be granted a star on Hollywood's fabled Walk of Fame.

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Takei was nominated in 1988 for a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Recording for the novelization of "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home".

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Takei is a recipient of the Scotsman First Award, for the play "Undertow" by Simon Wincelberg, performed at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival (1988)

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