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  George Takei - Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wiki
George Hosato Takei (pronounced "Ta-Kay") (born 20 April 1937; age 71) is the Japanese-American actor best known for role as Hikaru Sulu in the Star Trek franchise.
Takei's TOS guest stars Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols will be Takei's best man and the matron of honor, respectively.
Takei went on to appear in the films A Majority of One (1961, with Madlyn Rhue), PT 109 (starring James Gregory), and Morituri (with Roy Jenson).
memory-alpha.org /en/wiki/George_Takei   (2216 words)

  
  Transcript of interview with George Takei from STAR TREK
GEORGE: Well, it gives, certainly to my father, who is the one that suffered the most in our family, and understanding of how the ideals of a country are only as good as the people who give it flesh and blood.
GEORGE: Well my agent called and said he had an interview for me with this man who was casting a pilot film for a science fiction thing and there's this role for a running part.
And here George Takei, from Los Angeles, was cast in that role of the aristocratic commandant of the prison camp because he felt that my name had that commercial currency all over the world.
www.peteranthonyholder.com /cjad07.htm   (3356 words)

  
  George Takei - Human Rights Campaign - Working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Equal Rights
George blamed the inclement weather on my klingon persona (he also pointed out, after reading the blog last week, that I misspelled Klingon last week, as it is spelled with a K, not a C. Apparently spelling Klingon with a C is simply not done – who knew?).
George always talks glowingly about his nieces and nephews, and he said it's striking to him that twenty years ago, most gay and lesbian people didn't even think that having children was an option – and that now, times have so clearly changed.
George is staying in a room three floors below mine, and around the corner from where we're staying is the famous statue of Mary Tyler Moore throwing her hat up in the air -- it's a big night for television icons in this neck of the woods.
www.hrc.org /takei/TourNews.htm   (2806 words)

  
  George Takei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Takei was born in Los Angeles, California.
In 1972, Takei was an alternate delegate from California to the Democratic National Convention.
In August 2006, Takei was a guest on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/George_Takei   (1926 words)

  
 George Takei - ExampleProblems.com
George Hosato Takei (born April 20, 1937 in Los Angeles, California) is a Japanese-American actor.
In 1942 the Takei family was sent to an internment camp in Arkansas.
George Takei has since appeared in numerous TV and film productions, including the first six Star Trek motion pictures, and today is a regular on the sci-fi convention circuit throughout the world.
www.exampleproblems.com /wiki/index.php/George_Takei   (603 words)

  
 George Takei at AllExperts
George Takei was born in Los Angeles, California.
Takei was called away from the set of Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1978 to cast the tie-breaking vote for the creation of the Los Angeles subway system.
Due to Takei's very distinctive voice and enunciation, his voice had been frequently used in soundbites on the Howard Stern radio show (primarily in excerpts from his audio book, which would be cut together and repurposed for humorous effect).
en.allexperts.com /e/g/ge/george_takei.htm   (1575 words)

  
 The George Takei Picture Pages
George is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (presenter of the Academy Awards), Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmy Awards), Actors’ Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
George was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to the board of directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, serving from 1973 to 1984.
George is a past chairman of El Pueblo Park Association and former president of Friends of Little Tokyo Arts, an organization that encourages and supports artists.
www.superiorpics.com /george_takei   (1253 words)

  
 George Takei
In 1972 Takei was an alternate delegate from California to the Democratic National Convention.
During the campaign, Takei's bid for the mayor's seat caused one local station to stop running the repeats of the original Star Trek series until after the election and KNBC-TV to substitute the premier episode of the Star Trek animated series scheduled by the network with another in which his character did not appear.
Due to Takei's very distinctive voice and enunciation, his voice had been frequently used in soundbites on the Howard Stern radio show (primarily in excerpts from his audio book, which would be cut together and repurposed for humorous effect.) As such, he had become something of a cult figure on the show.
www.sfcrowsnest.com /scifinder/a/george_Takei.php   (1464 words)

  
 George Takei Inspires Audience with Life Experiences
Takei introduced himself to the audience as someone different and separate from his Star Trek persona by sharing with the audience the three most influential people in his own life.
Takei serves as an example that an Asian American need not be limited to certain professional fields, such as medicine and law, he said.
Takei's residency was sponsored by the MIT Office of the Arts, Foreign Languages and Literature Section within the School of Humanities and Social Science, and the Graduate School.
www-tech.mit.edu /Issue/V116/N53/takei.53n.html   (683 words)

  
 George Takei Discloses His Homosexuality - Sci-Fi & Gaming - RedOrbit
Takei told The Associated Press on Thursday that his new onstage role as psychologist Martin Dysart in "Equus," helped inspire him to publicly discuss his sexuality.
Takei described the character as a "very contained but turbulently frustrated man." The play opened Wednesday at the David Henry Hwang Theater in Los Angeles, the same day that Frontiers magazine featured a story on Takei's coming out.
Takei, a Japanese-American who lived in a U.S. internment camp from age 4 to 8, said he grew up feeling ashamed of his ethnicity and sexuality.
www.redorbit.com /news/scifi-gaming/286858/george_takei_discloses_his_homosexuality/index.html   (328 words)

  
 Starfest 2006 George Takei
George is a dedicated long-distance runner since his high school cross-country team days.
George will be participating in the Autograph and Photo with the Stars program at Starfest and will appear onstage for questions and answers either Saturday or Sunday.
More information about George Takei is available at his official web site, where this information came from: www.georgetakei.com.
www.starland.com /sf-sc/sf06/guests/Takei_George.html   (407 words)

  
 George Takei - Heroes Wiki
George Takei is the American film and television actor who portrays Kaito Nakamura.
George is most famous for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, on the original Star Trek series and in the first six films.
In October 2005, George revealed publicly that he is gay, and has gone on to champion a number of gay and lesbian causes, including extensive work with the Human Rights Campaign.
heroeswiki.com /George_Takei   (440 words)

  
 George Takei
George Takei was born in Los Angeles to American-born parents, but grew up in Allied concentration camps during World War II.
Takei was four years old when his family was sent to an "assembly center" at the Santa Anita Race Track, and then assigned to a camp in Arkansas, and later transferred to a different camp in Northern California.
In October 2005 Takei revealed to the world that he was gay, and that he had been living with his boyfriend for the past eighteen years.
www.nndb.com /people/625/000022559   (775 words)

  
 George Takei - Internet Accuracy Project
George Takei is an American actor who portrayed Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise, on TV's Star Trek (1966-69) and again in several popular Star Trek motion pictures beginning in 1979.
George Takei made the news in October of 2005, when it was reported he came out as a homosexual.
George Takei appeared alongside some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Richard Burton in the movie Ice Palace (1960), Alec Guinness in A Majority of One (1962), Cary Grant in Walk Don't Run (1966), and John Wayne in The Green Berets (1968).
www.accuracyproject.org /cbe-Takei,George.html   (1547 words)

  
   George Takei to Attend Nippon 2007  
Nippon 2007 is pleased to announce the participation of noted actor George Takei at the 65th World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon), which is to be held from August 30 through September 3 in Yokohama, Japan.
Takei’s five decades long career is his portrayal of Lieutenant Sulu in the original Star Trek television series, a role which he reprised in six subsequent Star Trek movies.
Takei will also co-host the 2007 Hugo Awards Ceremony, the annual awards presented to the best works in science fiction released in the 2006.
www.nippon2007.us /takei_press_release.php   (420 words)

  
 George Takei Getting Married | TrekMovie.com
Takei is also already planning on helping with the campaign to fight any November ballot measure to amend the California State Constitution to again ban same sex marriage.
Takei states “I would like to think that Californians have changed and now know that we are not the stereotypes, but we are everybody we are your neighbors, your family, your co-workers.” Takei also takes heart in the fact that Gov. Schwarzenegger has backed the Court’s ruling and will not support amending the Constitution.
Takei also is slated for some summer conventions, see his site for more info on his appearances.
trekmovie.com /2008/05/17/george-takei-getting-married   (2722 words)

  
 The Trek Nation - George Takei Book Signing
Takei was dressed in a blue and white Hawaiian type shirt and shorts, and signed for his fans and posed for photos.
I asked Takei about the Howard Stern interview that he did a few years ago when he was promoting his autobiography, and he joked that he should get residuals because his infamous "Oh my!" comment is still used quite often to this day on his show.
Takei mentioned that when he first received the list of interviews he was going to do for the press tour to promote his autobiography, he crossed out the Howard Stern appearance (as well as a few other shows)!
www.treknation.com /articles/takei_signing.shtml   (1033 words)

  
 Welcome to Dragon*Con! - Dragon*Con Biography: [George Takei]
George is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (presenter of the Academy Awards), Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmy Awards), Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
George was appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley to the board of directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, serving from 1973 to 1984.
George is a past chairman of El Pueblo Park Association and former president of Friends of Little Tokyo Arts, an organization that encourages and supports artists.
www.dragoncon.org /dc_guest_detail.php?id=1270   (1798 words)

  
 George Takei
Takei was born in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles.
Takei went to college with thoughts of being an architect, but soon changed his major to Theater Arts.
In 1972, Takei was a California representative in the Democratic National Convention, and in the fall of 1973, he ran for Mayor of Los Angeles.
www.starfleetlibrary.com /bios/george_takei.htm   (466 words)

  
 NASA - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
George Takei addresses a crowd at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Sulu on the small screen and the silver screen, George Takei visited NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center on June 3 to deliver a lecture on diversity.
Star Trek's George Takei Beams Down to Goddard
www.nasa.gov /centers/goddard/home   (683 words)

  
 Group renames asteroid for George Takei - Space- msnbc.com
Dan Steinberg / AP George Takei, best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original "Star Trek" series, has been immortalized in space with an asteroid bearing his name.
Takei, 70, said he and his "Star Trek" co-stars had always stuck to discussing more earthly honors.
Takei, a spokesman for HRC's Coming Out Project, was cultural affairs chairman of the JACL, and he was appointed to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission by former President Clinton.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/21106431   (635 words)

  
 Star Trek's Mr Sulu, George Takei, to wed boyfriend in Californian gay marriage - Telegraph
George Takei, the American actor best known for his portrayal of Star Trek's original Mr Sulu, is to tie the knot with his longtime boyfriend after California legalised same-sex marriage.
Takei, who met Altman at a Los Angeles running club for gay men, came out publicly in 2005 to campaign for gay marriage rights after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a same-sex marriage bill passed by the state Legislature.
Takei, who as a child was among thousands of Japanese-Americans sent to U.S. internment camps during World War II, has been acting constantly since the 1950s but remains most famous for his role as Lt. Hikaru Sulu in the original 1960s Star Trek television series.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/newstopics/celebritynews/1996009/Star-Trek's-Mr-Sulu,-George-Takei,-to-wed-boyfriend-in-Californian-gay-marriage.html   (463 words)

  
 George Takei talks ''Heroes'' | George Takei | The Q&A | TV | Entertainment Weekly | 1
But when we caught up with George Takei for what was supposed to be an exclusive exit interview, the actor indicated that we were somewhat misinformed about the status of his Heroes employment, which returned Star Trek's legendary Mr.
Takei, 70, plans to spend his time acting, doing the sci-fi/fantasy convention circuit, and continuing his widely praised work as an activist for Japanese-American and civil rights causes.
GEORGE TAKEI: I got an e-mail telling me that there was a show called Heroes that had a Japanese character who was a Star Trek fan, so naturally, I was intrigued.
www.ew.com /ew/article/0,,20058548,00.html   (880 words)

  
 George Takei Trivia - George Takei Facts - George Takei Notes
George initially objected to the scene in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) where the big Starfleet guard calls him "tiny." When the scene was screened for audiences, the audiences cheered Sulu (Takei) when he defeated the big guard, and George later apologized to writer Harve Bennett for it.
George was the first Star Trek actor to do a convention in South America (Sao Paulo, Brazil) in 1996.
George Takei: For now, Brad and I are enjoying the delicious dilemma of deciding where, when, and how we will be married.
www.tv.com /george-takei/person/3396/trivia.html   (663 words)

  
 AfterElton.com - George Takei Comes Out
Sulu in the '60s, Takei has continued to perform in theater, film and television, with more than 30 feature films under his belt, a role on and has been a guest-star on numerous TV shows, including General Hospital.
Takei has also been very active in local and international politics throughout his life.
Takei was attracted to boys from a young age, and quickly discerned that this wasn't "normal".
www.afterelton.com /people/2005/10/takei.html   (370 words)

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