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George Takei



Asian-American actor George Takei studied architecture at the University of California and theatre arts at UCLA. Takei's first film appearance was in the 1960 Warner Bros. feature Ice Palace He appeared with regularity on series television in the early 1960s; his most controversial TV role was the son of a World War II traitor in the 1964 Twilight Zone episode "The Encounter," which was withdrawn from the series' syndicated package due to charges of misrepresentation from several Japanese-American groups. In 1966, Takei began what was to become a lifelong assignment when he was cast as chief navigator Hikaru Sulu on the evergreen science-fiction series Star Trek. He has extended this characterization into seven Star Trek feature films, as well as a Saturday morning cartoon series. Erudite and socially correct at all times, Takei nonetheless enjoyed a reputation as Star Trek's most aggressive on-set practical joker. The show's three-year run ended, and although Takai appeared in a smattering of pictures including The Green Berets and Which Way to the Front?, he didn't find steady work on screen until the Star Trek film franchise got under way in 1979. The ongoing love for the series, and Takai's own ability to stay in the public eye thanks in part to his ongoing association with Howard Stern's radio show, helped him find steady work throughout the nineties, eventually finding a very lucrative career using his quite recognizable, resonant voice in a variety of animated endeavors. He announced in a 2005 interview that he's been in a long-term relationship with another man for nearly 20 years, and this news did nothing to halt his career or the public's goodwill toward him. Among his most high-profile acting gigs apart from Star Trek have been the television show Heroes, okaying Le Duc Tho in Kissinger and Nixon, and playing a quirky economics teacher in the Tom Hanks directed Larry Crowne.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
97% Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Hosato
2016
84% Do I Sound Gay?
  • Actor
2015
32% Entourage
  • Himself
2015
No Score Yet Message From Hiroshima
  • Narrator
2015
91% To Be Takei
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet The Missing Scarf
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Eat with Me
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Axel: The Biggest Little Hero
  • Actor
2014
17% Free Birds
  • S.T.E.V.E.
2013
No Score Yet Married And Counting
  • Narrator
2013
No Score Yet Space Milkshake
  • Gary
2013
No Score Yet Art Of Submission
  • General Insou Krang
2012
No Score Yet Strange Frame: Love & Sax
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet The Pool Boys
  • Maitre D'
2011
36% Larry Crowne
  • Dr. Matsutani
2011
No Score Yet The Red Canvas
  • General Insou Krang
2010
72% The Great Buck Howard
  • Himself
2009
No Score Yet Scooby Doo & the Samurai Sword
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
2009
No Score Yet Futurama: Bender's Game
  • Himself
2008
38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan
  • Himself
2008
No Score Yet Tôyô's Camera (Toyo's Camera)
  • Narrator
2008
No Score Yet Ninja Cheerleaders
  • Hiroshi
2007
No Score Yet A.I. Assault
  • Major Lane
2006
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Patient 14
  • Dr. Reese Tsai
2006
No Score Yet Aliens Gone Wild!
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Shockwave
  • Major Lane
2005
0% Mulan II
  • Head Ancestor
2003
No Score Yet With Honors Denied
  • Narrator
2003
No Score Yet Year of the Dragon
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Noon Blue Apples
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Who Gets the House?
  • Elliot
1999
86% Trekkies
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Bug Buster
  • Dr. Hiro Fujimoto
1998
86% Mulan
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet The Best Bad Thing
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Backlash: Oblivion 2
  • Doc Valentine
1996
No Score Yet Kissinger and Nixon
  • Le Duc Tho
1995
No Score Yet Emperor's New Clothes
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet William Shatner's Star Trek Memories
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Oblivion (Welcome to Oblivion)
  • Doc Valentine
1994
No Score Yet Live by the Fist
  • Uncle Coronado
1993
No Score Yet Bruce Lee: The Curse of the Dragon
  • Actor
1993
84% Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
  • Capt. Hikaru Sulu
1991
No Score Yet Blood Oath (Prisoners of the Sun)
  • Vice Admiral Baron Takahashi
1990
23% Star Trek V - The Final Frontier
  • Sulu
1989
No Score Yet Return From The River Kwai
  • Actor
1989
85% Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home
  • Sulu
1986
No Score Yet Spectacular Disasters
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet 'Doctor Who' Who's Who
  • Actor
1986
79% Star Trek III - The Search for Spock
  • Sulu
1984
88% Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • Sulu
1982
46% Star Trek: The Motion Picture
  • Sulu
1979
No Score Yet Which Way to the Front?
  • Yamashita
1970
27% The Green Berets
  • Capt. Nim
1968
100% Walk, Don't Run
  • Police Captain
1966
No Score Yet Star Trek - The Mudd Pack
  • Actor
1966
60% Red Line 7000
  • Kato
1965
No Score Yet Morituri
  • Junior Officer
1965
No Score Yet Hell to Eternity
  • George
1960
No Score Yet Never So Few
  • Soldier
1960
No Score Yet Ice Palace
  • Wang
1960

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet King of the Nerds
2013-2015
  • Appearing
  • Judge
70% Heroes
2006-2010
  • Mr. Nakamura Kaito Nakamura
No Score Yet Real Time With Bill Maher
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet Psych
2006-2014
  • Himself
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Dr. Wei
No Score Yet Star Wars: The Clone Wars
2008-2014
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
The Twilight Zone
1959-1964
  • Actor
97% Archer
2009
  • Actor
  • Voice
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hot in Cleveland
2010-2015
  • Reverend Matsuda
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet StarTalk
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Futurama
1999
  • Voice
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Animated Series
1973-1974
  • Hikaru Sulu
  • Voice
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Himself
53% The New Normal
2012-2013
  • Sam
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004
  • Reality cast member
  • Actor
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Uncle Choi
No Score Yet Malcolm in the Middle
2000-2006
  • Himself
No Score Yet Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Capt. Sulu
No Score Yet Star Trek
1966-1969
  • Sulu
No Score Yet Lost Girl
2010-2015
  • Snake Man/Amphisbaena
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Host
32% The Neighbors
2012-2014
  • Grandfather
No Score Yet Hollywood Treasure
2010-2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Himself

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