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Encyclopedia > George Takei
George Takei

Takei at UFP Con One, 1996
Born George Hosato Takei
April 20, 1937 (1937-04-20) (age 71)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Years active 1958—present
Official website

George Hosato Takei (born April 20, 1937) is an American actor best known for his role in the TV series Star Trek, in which he played the helmsman Hikaru Sulu on the USS Enterprise. Most recently, he played Hiro Nakamura's father Kaito Nakamura on the NBC television show Heroes. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (629x786, 244 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): George Takei ... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... A helmsman is an person who steers a ship. ... Hikaru Sulu is a character who was played by George Takei in the original Star Trek series, the first six Star Trek films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. ... The USS Enterprise, (NCC-1701) is a fictional starship in the television series Star Trek, which chronicles the vessels mission to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before under the command of Captain James T... Hiro Nakamura ) is a fictional character on the NBC drama Heroes who possesses the ability to teleport, stop time, and travel through time by manipulating the space-time continuum. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes and the Heroes graphic novels. ... This article is about the television network. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ...


Takei is also known for his baritone voice and catch phrase, "Oh, my!" Consequently, Takei began recurring appearances as the announcer for The Howard Stern Show on January 9, 2006, after that show's move to satellite radio. This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...

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Biography

Early life

Takei was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Fumiko Emily (née Nakamura) and Takekuma Norman Takei, who worked in real estate.[1] His father was an Anglophile, and named him George after King George VI of the United Kingdom, whose coronation took place in 1937.[2] Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Née redirects here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George Windsor) (14 December 1895–6 February 1952) was the third British monarch of the House of Windsor, reigning from 11 December 1936 until his death. ...


Internment, return to Los Angeles and education

In 1942, the Takei family was sent to the Rohwer War Relocation Center for internment in Arkansas.[3] The family was later transferred to the Tule Lake War Relocation Center in California. Despite this experience, the family developed a renewed dedication and remained involved in the American democratic process. He and his family returned to Los Angeles at the end of World War II. He attended Mount Vernon Junior High School, where he served as student body president, and Los Angeles High School. He enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley where he studied architecture. Later he attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received a bachelor of arts in theater in 1960 and a master of arts in theater in 1964. He attended the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-Upon-Avon in England, and Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. In Hollywood, he studied acting at the Desilu Workshop,[4] Takei is fluent in English, Japanese, and Spanish. The Rohwer War Relocation Center was a World War II Japanese American internment camp located in rural southeastern Arkansas, in Desha County. ... Residents of Japanese ancestry waiting in line for the bus that will transport them to an internment camp. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Tule Lake War Relocation Center was an internment camp in northern California near Tule Lake used in the Japanese-American internment during World War II. It was one of the largest and most notorious of the camps, and did not close until after the war, in 1946. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Los Angeles High School, founded in 1873, is the oldest public high school in the Southern California Region and in the Los Angeles Unified School District. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... A B.A. issued from the University of Tennessee. ... The Magister Artium, Magister in Artibus, or Master of Arts degree is an academic degree of medieval origin which has later acquired different characteristics in different educational systems. ... The Shakespeare Institute is a college of the University of Birmingham, located in Stratford-upon-Avon and dedicated to the study of William Shakespeare and the literature of the English Renaissance. ... Stratford-upon-Avon Stratford-upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... For the Bulgarian university, see Sofia University. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Hollywood redirects here. ... The Desilu logo, used in the 1960s. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Early career

Takei began his career in Hollywood in the late 1950s, at a time when Asian faces were rarely seen on television and movie screens. His first role was providing voiceover for several characters in the English dub of the Japanese monster film Rodan, followed by an appearance in the Emmy award winning television series Playhouse 90. Takei subsequently appeared alongside such actors as Richard Burton in Ice Palace, Jeffrey Hunter in Hell to Eternity, Alec Guinness in A Majority of One, James Caan in Red Line 7000 and Cary Grant in Walk Don't Run. He played Captain Nim, an ARVN LLDB (Luc Lang Dac Biet- Special Forces) officer alongside John Wayne's character in the 1968 Vietnam War era film, The Green Berets. He also had an uncredited role in the 1963 film PT-109 as the helmsman who steers the Japanese destroyer over John F. Kennedy's PT-109, and also starred in an episode of Mission: Impossible during that show's first season in 1966. He also appeared in two Jerry Lewis comedies, The Big Mouth and Which Way to the Front? ... Rodan released in Japan as Sora no Daikaijū: Radon , lit. ... An Emmy Award. ... Playhouse 90 is the name of a 90-minute long dramatic television series that ran on CBS from 1956 to 1961. ... For other persons named Richard Burton, see Richard Burton (disambiguation). ... An ice palace or ice castle is a castle-like structure made of blocks of ice. ... Jeffrey Hunter Jeffrey Hunter (November 25, 1926 - May 27, 1969) was a film and television actor. ... Hell to Eternity is a 1960 World War II film starring Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone and directed by Phil Karlson. ... Sir Alec Guinness CH, CBE (2 April 1914 – 5 August 2000) was an Academy Award and Tony Award-winning English actor. ... A Majority of One is a play by Leonard Spigelgass. ... James Langston Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated American film, stage and television actor. ... Red Line 7000 is a 1965 American motion picture. ... This article is about the actor. ... This article is about the film. ... The Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) was a military component of the armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam (commonly known as South Vietnam). ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... The Green Berets is the title of a 1968 film starring John Wayne and featuring George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, and Aldo Ray. ... // January 28 - Filming begins on Dr. Strangelove. ... PT 109 is a 1963 biographical movie which shows the events of John F. Kennedys actions in command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 as an officer of the United States Navy during World War II. The movie was adapted by Richard L. Breen, Vincent Flaherty and Howard Sheehan... John Kennedy and JFK redirect here. ... PT-109 redirects here. ... Mission: Impossible is the name of an American television series which aired on the CBS network from September 1966 to September 1973. ... For other persons named Jerry Lewis, see Jerry Lewis (disambiguation). ... The Big Mouth was filmed from December 5, 1966-February 28, 1967. ... Which Way to the Front? is a 1970 film starring Jerry Lewis. ...


Star Trek

In 1965, he met with a young producer named Gene Roddenberry who cast him as Mr. Sulu in the second Star Trek pilot and eventually the Star Trek television series. While working on the show he appeared as Captain Nim in The Green Berets. Eugene Wesley Gene Roddenberry, (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American screenwriter and producer. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


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. He has also acted and provided voice acting for several science fiction computer games, including Freelancer and numerous Star Trek games. In 1996, in honor of the 30th anniversary of Star Trek, he reprised his role as Captain Hikaru Sulu on an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, appearing as a memory of Lt. Tuvok, who served on the USS Excelsior under Sulu, during the events of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Science fiction conventions are gatherings of the community of fans (called science fiction fandom) of various forms of speculative fiction including science fiction and fantasy. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Freelancer is a space simulation computer game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Hikaru Sulu is a character who was played by George Takei in the original Star Trek series, the first six Star Trek films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. ... The starship Voyager (NCC-74656), an Intrepid-class starship. ... Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, played by Tim Russ, is a character on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. ... The USS Excelsior in 2293 The USS Excelsior is a starship in the Star Trek fictional universe. ... Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (Paramount Pictures, 1991; see also 1991 in film) is the sixth feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series. ...


Takei is one of a number of Star Trek supporting cast members who had publicized difficulties with William Shatner. However, in an interview in the 2004 DVD set for the second season of Star Trek: The Original Series, Takei appears to have settled things with Shatner. He says, "He's just a wonderful actor who created a singular character. No one could have done Kirk the way Bill did. His energy and his determination, that's Bill. And that's also Captain Kirk." He appeared alongside Shatner on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner in which the two mocked each other in good humor and embraced, Takei noting that he was "honored" to be there "despite our past tensions". William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... The starship Enterprise as it appeared on Star Trek Star Trek is a culturally significant science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s. ... James Kirk redirects here. ... Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ...


In Summer 2007, Takei reprised his role of Sulu in the fan-made Internet based series Star Trek: New Voyages.[5][6]


Later life

In 1972, Takei was an alternate delegate from California to the Democratic National Convention. The following year, he ran for City Council of Los Angeles, finishing second, losing by just 1,647 votes. During the campaign, Takei's bid for the city councilman'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 premiere episode of the Star Trek animated series scheduled by the network with another in which his character did not appear, in attempts to avoid violating the FCC's equal-time rule. The other candidates in the race complained that Takei's distinctive and powerful voice alone (besides his image) on television every week created an unfair advantage. Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Featured at the Democratic National Convention are speeches by prominent party figures. ... KNBC (Channel 4) is the West Coast flagship station of the NBC television network, serving the Greater Los Angeles Area. ... Star Trek: The Animated Series is an animated science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... The equal-time rule specifies that U.S radio and television broadcast stations must provide an equivalent opportunity to any opposing political candidates who might request it. ...


Mayor Bradley later appointed Takei to the board of directors of the Southern California Rapid Transit District, making him part of the team that initiated and planned the Los Angeles subway system. 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. He served eleven years on the board. The Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD) was the public sector transportation planning body and transit service provider for Southern California ... “Mass Transit” redirects here. ... Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Paramount Pictures, 1979; see also 1979 in film) is the first feature film based on the popular Star Trek science fiction television series and is released on Friday, December 7. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ...


Also during this period Takei began his friendship with the future Mayor of West Hollywood and current Assemblyman Paul Koretz. West Hollywoods logo illustrates the citys borders. ... Paul Koretz (D-Los Angeles) announced his plans on August 2, 2007[1] to seek the Los Angeles 5th District City Council seat now occupied by Jack Weiss in 2009. ...


In 1979, Takei with Robert Asprin co-wrote the science-fiction novel Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe.[7] Robert Lynn Asprin (born St. ...


In 1986, the comic strip Bloom County had one set of strips where Takei was rumored to be dating Marie Osmond. Those rumors were subsequently denied by both Osmond and Takei. Also in 1986 Takei starred in "The Wish Child", a second season episode of MacGyver. In 1990, Takei appeared in the Australian film Prisoners of the Sun as a Japanese vice-admiral being tried for war crimes. The film also featured Takei's friend, Russell Crowe. This article is about the comic strip, the sequential art form as published in newspapers and on the Internet. ... Bloom County was a popular American comic strip by Berke Breathed which ran from December 8, 1980 until August 6, 1989. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ... Blood Oath is a 1990 Australian feature film, known in some countries as Prisoners of the Sun. ... Russell Ira Crowe (born April 7, 1964) is a New Zealand-Australian[1] actor. ...


In the 1990s and early part of the twenty-first century he had guest star appearances on some science fiction television series. He played himself in a 3rd Rock from the Sun episode about a science fiction convention, and an episode of Malcolm in the Middle. In 1998, he was the voice of First Ancestor Fa in Disney's Chinese-themed Mulan animated feature. He also played the villainous Mr. Fixx in the premiere episode of the acclaimed DC Animated Universe animated series, Batman Beyond. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about a television show. ... Malcolm in the Middle is a seven-time Emmy-winning,[1] one-time Grammy-winning[1] and seven-time Golden Globe-nominated[1] American sitcom created by Linwood Boomer for the Fox Network. ... This article is about the film Mulan. For the legendary person, see Hua Mulan. ... An image of many of the DCAU heroes. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... Batman Beyond (known as Batman of the Future in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand and India) is an American animated television series created by The WB Television Network in collaboration with DC Comics as a continuation of the Batman legacy. ...


He appeared as Warlord Shank on the show Space Cases. He also provided the voice of his own head in a jar in the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before". In an episode of Scrubs he portrayed a minister that "looked like Sulu." He also provided the voice for The Warden on the Avatar: The Last Airbender episode "Imprisoned." More recently he guest starred on an episode of Will & Grace playing himself after he came out for the first time on television. Space Cases is a science fiction television series that aired on Nickelodeon for two seasons. ... This article is about the television series. ... Where No Fan Has Gone Before is the eleventh episode of the fourth season of the animated series Futurama. ... For other uses, see Scrub. ... Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ...


In November 2004, Takei was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun (with Gold Rays and Rosette) from Emperor Akihito for his contributions to U.S.-Japanese relations. Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun The Order of the Rising Sun or Kyokujitsu sho(旭日章) is a Japanese Order (decoration), established in 1875 by Emperor Meiji of Japan. ... For Prince Komatsu, see Prince Komatsu Akihito. ...


In August 2006, Takei was a guest on the Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner. He sat on the dais, and was one of the many people who took part in the roasting, in which he took the time to verbally poke fun at Shatner. In the same month, he appeared as himself in an episode on the USA Network program Psych. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... A roast is an event in which an individual is subject to publicly bearing insults, praise, outlandish true and untrue stories, and heartwarming tributes. ... Dais (French dais, estrade, Italian predella), originally a part of the floor at the end of a medieval hall, raised a step above the rest of the building. ... Shawn vs. ... USA Network is a popular American cable television network with about 89 million household subscribers as of 2005. ... This article is about the television series. ...


In January 2007, Takei began appearing on Heroes, playing the father of Hiro Nakamura, a time-bending otaku who also happens to be an obsessive fan of, among other things, Star Trek. Takei has often appeared on the Howard Stern Radio Show in recent years. His latest was a week-long stint as a guest announcer for the show in March 2008. He has credited Stern for the resurgence in his career. Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Hiro Nakamura ) is a fictional character on the NBC drama Heroes who possesses the ability to teleport, stop time, and travel through time by manipulating the space-time continuum. ... The Akihabara neighborhood of Tokyo is a popular gathering place for otaku. ...


In 2007, Takei played a role as a waiter on the Disney Channel show Cory in the House. It is urban legend that visitors to the Memphis International Airport can hear Takei's unmistakable voice over the intercom system.[citation needed] Ruth Greene, an administrator at the airport, verifies this urban legend as false. In 2006 Takei played the role of the psychiatrist in a Los Angeles, Calif revival of Equus, done at East West Players. Cory in the House is an American childrens television series on the Disney Channel and a spin-off from the Disney Channel Original Series Thats So Raven. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... Cover of 1993 Longman edition of Equus. ... Category: ...


Takei serves as chair of the Council of Governors of East West Players, considered the foremost Asian Pacific American theater in the United States.[8] He is chair emeritus of the board of trustees of the Japanese American National Museum. Category: ... The Japanese American National Museum, located in the Little Tokyo area near downtown Los Angeles, California, is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Japanese-Americans. ...


He appeared on the first episode of Secret Talents of the Stars singing country music but was not selected to proceed to the next stage. However the point became moot as the series was abruptly cancelled after the opening episode. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. ...


The Howard Stern Show

Takei has made several appearances on the Howard Stern show. In 1994, Stern goaded Takei into saying something mildly negative about William Shatner. Stern played it back to Shatner a few weeks later (edited to only include Takei's statement) in order to cause a controversy but Shatner just laughed the comment off.[citation needed]


In more recent years Takei, due to his very distinctive voice and enunciation, has been used frequently for soundbites on the The Howard Stern Show. "The Sulu Dance", (to the tune of "The Safety Dance"), made by Kidd Chris, was also played several times on the Stern Show as a tribute to Takei. As a result, he had become something of a cult figure. On January 9, 2006, it was announced that Takei would be the official announcer for The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Radio. He would be live in the studio for the first week and thereafter he would have pre-recordings done for the show, as well as appearing live on the show during occasional visits to New York, as his schedule permits. In film and broadcasting, a soundbite is a very short piece of footage taken from a longer speech or an interview in which someone with authority says something which is considered by those who edit the speech or interview to be a most important point. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... The Safety Dance was the first and biggest-selling single by the 1980s synth pop group Men Without Hats, written by Ivan Doroschuk. ... The Kidd Chris Show was an American shock jock radio show hosted by Chris Foley and Thomas Kitajima. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sirius Satellite Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) is a satellite radio (DARS) service in the United States that provides 65 streams (channels) of music and 55 streams of sports, news and entertainment. ...


Takei returned to the Howard Stern Show on 12 June 2006, for a week of broadcasts. In June 2006, he accepted a Freedom of Speech award for Stern; the award was presented by Talkers magazine. Takei was in the studio again for two days in late September, 2006, where he discussed his participation in an episode of Star Trek: New Voyages as well as his participation in the film The Great Buck Howard. Takei returned for a week of shows in mid-December 2006, and his life partner Brad Altman made a rare appearance on the "Wrap-Up Show" that followed the regular Stern show on 13 December 2006. In March 2007, he credited Howard for the resurgence in his career. In December 2007, Stern stated that Takei was the only cast member that got universally positive feedback from audience e-mails, even listeners that claim to dislike Star Trek enjoy Takei's contributions. He has made a few appearances with The Killers of Comedy and has appeared alongside Stern cast member Richard Christy (Stuttering John's replacement) at at least one Star Trek Convention. is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... June 2006 : ← - January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Extraordinary renditions. ... Talkers magazine cover, showing Randi Rhodes, Dec. ... The Great Buck Howard is a schduled 2006 film featuring sean mcginly as director. ... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ... Richard Christy (born Thomas Richard Christy on April 1, 1974) is an American drummer, comedian, actor, and radio personality who currently works for The Howard Stern Show. ... John Melendez (Born October 4, 1965) a. ...


Takei has developed an interesting relationship with Stern cast member Artie Lange, whom Takei affectionately calls his "cuddly muffin," and the two have become friends despite Artie's notorious penchant for gay jokes and his not being a fan of science fiction. They even spent one afternoon after the show touring New York's Guggenheim Museum together. Lange revealed on the air that George sent him a "lovely card" praising his guest performance on a 2007 episode of Entourage where Takei expressed the desire to one day act alongside Artie. On 4 December 2007, Takei was tricked into believing that Lange was revealing his homosexuality to him. In a heartfelt speech, in a closed office, Lange shared "past sexual experiences" that has been "weighing heavy on him". Takei believed Lange, consoled him and attempted to help Lange "come out of the closet". The following day, Lange confessed to the prank and apologized to Takei calling him "the nicest human being on the planet earth" and stated that he expected Takei to recognize the trick as a prank for the show and laugh it off, not to be as compassionate and candid as he was. Lange's heartfelt speech to George was recorded and replayed on air where they analyzed his speech and Takei's attempt to comfort him. Takei stated he still believed Lange's confession was based on some measure of fact. Arthur Steven Lange, Jr. ... This article is about the state. ... The Guggenheim Museum refers to any of several museums worldwide created and run by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For other uses, see Coming out (disambiguation). ... For the small enclosed storage space, also known as a cupboard, see closet. ...


During his week-long December, 2007 visit to the Stern show, he was asked by staff members Richard Christy and Sal Governale to record gay-themed song parodies of Christmas Carols, which he obliged. Before playing the songs on the air on December 10, 2007, Howard took Sal and Richard aside and yelled at them for not asking for him for producer Gary Dell'Abate's approval before recruiting George for the bit, adding that Takei should "be treated like Tom Cruise." is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ...


Sexuality

In October 2005, Takei revealed in an issue of Frontiers magazine that he is gay, and has been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, for the last eighteen years. He said, "It's not really coming out, which suggests opening a door and stepping through. It's more like a long, long walk through what began as a narrow corridor that starts to widen."[9] Nevertheless, Takei's sexuality had long been an open secret among Star Trek fans since the 1970s, and Takei did not conceal his active membership in gay organizations including Frontrunners, where Takei met Altman, along with fellow runners Kevin Norte & Don Norte, with whom he became friends. GAY can mean: Gay, a term referring to homosexual men or women The IATA code for Gaya Airport Category: ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Same-sex relationships Opposition · Persecution Violence Frontrunners is a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex running/walking club that started in California and is now in many of the larger cities around the world. ... Kevin Norte was the City of West Hollywoods first openly gay chair of the citys rent control commission and a champion of tenants rights as a counselor for the Coalition of Economic Survival aka CES. Norte was appointed by then-City Councilmember Paul Koretz in 1992 where...


In a December 2005 telephone interview with Howard Stern, Takei explained, "We are masculine, we are feminine, we are caring, we are abusive. We are just like straight people, in terms of our outward appearance and our behavior. The only difference is that we are oriented to people of our own gender." Takei also described Altman as "a saint" for helping to take care of Takei's terminally ill mother.[citation needed]


Takei currently serves as a spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign "Coming Out Project." In 2006 he embarked on a nationwide "Equality Trek" speaking tour sharing his life as a gay Japanese American, his 18 year relationship with Altman, Frontrunners, and Star Trek, encouraging others to share their own personal stories.[10][11] HRC logo The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is one of the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equal rights organization in the United States. ... Serving from 1999 to 2003, Army General Eric Shinseki of Hawaii became the first Asian American military chief of staff. ...


When asked whether his character Sulu was gay, Takei's response was that he would like to believe that sexual orientation would not even be an issue in the twenty-third century[citation needed]. Of all the show's principal characters, Sulu was the only male never depicted with a romantic interest; having said that, in the alternate universe depicted in "Mirror Mirror", alternate-Sulu tried many times to seduce Uhura, and "normal" Sulu is revealed to have fathered a daughter, Demora, during the opening sequence of the film Star Trek Generations (Demora's origins were further explored in Peter David's novel Captain's Daughter). (22nd century - 23rd century - 24th century - other centuries) The 23rd century (Gregorian Calendar) comprises the years 2201-2300. ... A parallel universe, also sometimes called an alternate universe, is a hypothetical universe which exists separately from our own. ... Mirror, Mirror is an episode of Star Trek: The Original Series. ... In the fictional Star Trek universe, Demora Sulu (played by Jacqueline Kim), is the daughter of Hikaru Sulu. ... Star Trek Generations (Paramount Pictures, 1994) is the seventh feature film based on the Star Trek science fiction television series. ... Peter Allen David (often abbreviated PAD) (born September 23, 1956) is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ...


In the wake of the 2007 controversy over ex-NBA player Tim Hardaway's anti-gay statements, Takei recorded a 'Public Service Announcement' which began as a serious message of tolerance, then turned the tables on Hardaway by proclaiming that while he may hate gay people, they love him and other "sweaty basketball players." This was aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live.[12] NBA redirects here. ... Timothy Duane (Tim) Hardaway (born September 1, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American basketball point guard who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and who in his prime was one of the leagues best at his position. ... Jimmy Kimmel Live is a late-night talk show in the United States created and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, broadcast from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


Takei also appeared on the Google float at San Francisco Pride 2007.[13] This article is about the corporation. ... Drag queens on a float at San Francisco Pride 2005 Dykes on Bikes start the parade. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


On May 16, 2008, Takei announced that he and Brad Altman (his partner for the last 21 years), would be getting married. They will be married September 14th, at the Democracy Forum of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles (George is one of the founders). Walter Koenig will be his best man, and Nichelle Nichols will be the matron of honor. [14] is the 136th day of the year (137th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Marriage is a relationship that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ... Walter Marvin Koenig (born September 14, 1936) is an American actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Chekov in Star Trek, and as Bester on the series Babylon 5. ... Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American singer, actress, and voice actress. ...


Takei in popular culture

In the comic strip series Bloom County, under a "Binkley Bulletin" interruption for the regular storyline, it was reported that George Takei was to wed singer Marie Osmond. Bloom County was a popular American comic strip by Berke Breathed which ran from December 8, 1980 until August 6, 1989. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Olive Marie Osmond (born October 13, 1959 in Ogden, Utah) is an American actress, singer, and a member of the show business family, The Osmonds. ...


In the NBC TV series Brotherly Love, Joey goes to a sci-fi/comics convention and runs into a man who resembles, and is played by Takei dressed in the Star Trek original series uniform, who claims he is the fan of series and George Takei himself. This article is about the television network. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Joseph, Andrew, and Matthew Lawrence. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


In the NBC TV series Heroes, the characters Hiro Nakamura and Ando Masahashi reference Star Trek throughout the series. Takei guest-stars as Kaito Nakamura, the father of Hiro Nakamura, and the license plate of his car is "NCC-1701" — the registry number of the Enterprise. This article is about the television network. ... A television program (US), television programme (UK) or simply television show is a segment of programming in television broadcasting. ... Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring, which premiered on NBC on September 25, 2006. ... Hiro Nakamura ) is a fictional character on the NBC drama Heroes who possesses the ability to teleport, stop time, and travel through time by manipulating the space-time continuum. ... Ando Masahashi is a character on the NBC drama Heroes, played by James Kyson Lee. ... This is a list of fictional characters in the television series Heroes and the Heroes graphic novels. ... The USS Enterprise (NCC-1701), a Constitution class starship In the fictional universe of Star Trek, the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701 was a Constitution class ship that is theorized to have been commissioned in 2245, though this has yet to be acknowledged in canon. ...


He appeared on the NBC show, Thank God You're Here, an improvised comedy program, in the episode originally airing on April 18, 2007. Takei walked onto the set, and after a few seconds when none of the other actors uttered the standard first line ("Thank God you're here!"), Takei began the scene with "Thank God I'm here!" Thank God Youre Here is a partially improvised comedy television program based on the Australian TV show of the same name and broadcast by NBC. The show is hosted by David Alan Grier and presided over by judge Dave Foley. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Takei made a guest appearance as himself on 3rd Rock From the Sun as a guest speaker at a sci-fi convention, which the Solomon family thought was a sanctuary for aliens. This article is about a television show. ...


He also has made appearances as himself on USA Television Network's Psych and the Futurama episode "Where No Fan Has Gone Before." Although there was a Sulu homage in the Family Guy episode "Stewie Loves Lois," it was stated in the DVD commentary that Seth MacFarlane did the voice. Seth also noted that he got laughs at Star Trek conventions doing Sulu impressions when he was younger. This article is about the television series. ... Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... “Stewie Loves Lois” is the first episode of season 5 of Family Guy. ... Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973) is a two-time Emmy-winning American comedian, animator, screenwriter, producer, actor, voice actor, and composer. ...


In Comedy Central's episode of Drawn Together, Freaks and Greeks, Ling-Ling's father runs off with Mr. Sulu; he stated earlier in the episode that Asians who travel in outer space become queer. Comedy Central is an American cable television and satellite television channel in the United States. ... Drawn Together is an American animated television series that uses a sitcom format with a TV reality show setting. ... Hikaru Sulu, played by George Takei, is a fictional Starfleet officer in the original Star Trek series and the first six Star Trek films. ...


In March 2006, he played himself again in an episode of Will & Grace entitled "Buy, Buy Baby" during the show's eighth, and final, season. Will & Grace is a popular American television sitcom that was originally broadcast on NBC from 1998 to 2006. ...


In the "Cory in the House" episode "Air Force One Too Many", Takei plays the Steward on Air Force One, Ronald, and utters his catch phrase when he experiences stomach problems. Cory in the House is an American childrens television series on the Disney Channel and a spin-off from the Disney Channel Original Series Thats So Raven. ... For the current aircraft, see Boeing VC-25. ...


In an episode of Scrubs aired May 4, 2004 entitled "My Best Friend's Wedding" Takei appeared as a reverend who looked like Mr. Sulu from Star Trek. For other uses, see Scrub. ... is the 124th day of the year (125th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Best Friends Wedding is the 68th episode of the American sitcom Scrubs. ... This article is about the entire Star Trek franchise. ...


In an episode of Psych (TV series), Takei guest-starred as a mildly exaggerated version of himself at a sci-fi convention, and the two main characters pose as his bodyguards in order to solve a murder mystery at the convention. Psych is an American comedy-drama series billed as a fake psychic, real detective series starring James Roday as Shawn Spencer, a young police consultant whose eidetic memory leads people to believe that hes psychic. ...


He made a small cameo as himself in the 2008 movie You Don't Mess with the Zohan. You Dont Mess with the Zohan is a 2008 comedy film. ...


Asteroid named after Takei

Asteroid 7307 Takei is named in his honor.[15] Upon learning of the decision to name the asteroid after him, he said, "I am now a heavenly body. ... I found out about it yesterday. ... I was blown away. It came out of the clear, blue sky—just like an asteroid." Gene Roddenberry and Nichelle Nichols also have asteroids named after them.[16] For other uses, see Asteroid (disambiguation). ... 7307 Takei 785 Takei is an asteroid orbiting the Sun. ... Eugene Wesley Gene Roddenberry, (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991) was an American screenwriter and producer. ... Nichelle Nichols (born Grace Nichols on December 28, 1932) is an American singer, actress, and voice actress. ...


Bibliography

  • Takei, George (1994). To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei: Star Trek's Mr Sulu. New York: Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-89008-5. 
  • Takei, George; Asprin, Robert (1979). Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe. Chicago: Playboy. ISBN 0872165817. 

References

Star Trek Portal
  1. ^ George Takei Biography (1937-)
  2. ^ Taken from George Takei's comments on the Howard Stern Show, 9 January 2006
  3. ^ 2004 Annual Report. Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (2004). Retrieved on 2007-10-02.
  4. ^ George Takei Biography. George Takei. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  5. ^ The Associated Press. "George Takei Does Internet 'Star Trek'", ABC News, 25 September 2006. Retrieved on 2007-02-05. 
  6. ^ A New Voyages Like You've Never Seen Before. Star Trek: New Voyages (8 August 2007). Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  7. ^ Takei, George; Asprin, Robert (1979). Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe. Chicago: Playboy. ISBN 0872165817. 
  8. ^ Board of Directors. East West Players. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  9. ^ "Star Trek star George Takei comes out", The Advocate, 28 October 2005. Retrieved on 2007-02-02. 
  10. ^ George Takei US Tour. Human Rights Campaign. Retrieved on 2007-02-05.
  11. ^ Will O'Bryan. "Beam Me Out!: George Takei's Tales from Sulu to Stern", Metro Weekly, 10 January 2008. Retrieved on 2008-03-13. 
  12. ^ George Takei. (2007, February). George Takei responds (YouTube) [Video]. influks.com from ABC Studios source. Retrieved on 2007-11-13. Event occurs at 0:00:00-0:01:24.
  13. ^ Nick Denton. "Sulu joins the Starship Google", Valleywag, 24 June 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-08. 
  14. ^ MICHAEL WEINFELD. "George Takei and partner plan to wed in September", Associated Press, 4 June 2008. Retrieved on 2008-06-08. 
  15. ^ NASA reference: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=7307
  16. ^ Tattle | Mr. Sulu makes a name for himself in space | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/03/2007

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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.
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