George Takei

George Takei

Keynote Speaker: Actor, Social Justice Activist & Social Media Mega-Power

George Takei Biography

George Takei is known around the world for his role in the acclaimed original TV series “Star Trek,” in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the starship Enterprise. But Takei's story, which includes an acting career that spans six decades, goes where few have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during World War II to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ+ rights and marriage equality, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture.

Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series “Takei's Take,” exploring the world of technology, trends, current events and pop culture, and is the subject of the documentary “To Be Takei.” On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad Takei bring viewers into their personal lives in the "heightened reality" web series “It Takeis Two.” He was a series regular in the second season of Ridley Scott's anthology drama “The Terror: Infamy,” which premiered on AMC in August 2019.

His rich baritone has provided narration for the PBS series “The National Parks: America's Best Idea,” the Peabody Award-winning radio documentary “Crossing East,” and “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home,” which garnered Takei a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album. He has also done voiceover work for hundreds of video games, commercials, films and TV series such as Fox’s “The Simpsons” and “Futurama;” Disney’s “Kim Possible,” “Mulan” and “Mulan 2;” Nickelodeon’s “Avatar: The Last Airbender,” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” Takei’s acting credits include co-starring in five “Star Trek” movies and appearances on such TV series as “Fresh O¬ the Boat,” “Supah Ninjas,” “Hawaii Five-0,” “The New Normal,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Heroes,” “Psych,” “Will & Grace,” “Miami Vice,” “MacGyver,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Mission: Impossible” and “The Twilight Zone,” among numerous others.

In 2015, Takei made his Broadway debut in the musical “Allegiance,” which was inspired by his true-life experiences during World War II. In 2017, he starred in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's “Pacific Overtures” in New York City.

Takei is the author of four books, including his autobiography “To the Stars.” His fifth book, the New York Times bestselling graphic memoir “They Called Us Enemy,” was released in July 2019. Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign’s Coming Out Project and was Cultural A airs Chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League. He is also chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese American National Museum. He was appointed to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission by former President Clinton and the government of Japan awarded Takei the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his contribution to U.S.-Japanese relations.

Takei received both bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from UCLA (’60, ’64). In June 2019, Takei received the Distinguished Alumni Award in Theater from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT).

Mashable.com named Takei the #1 most-influential person on Facebook. He currently boasts more than 10 million Facebook likes and 3 Million Twitter followers – and he uses these platforms to share humor, news, and his take on current events.

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George Takei Videos

George Takei on why the original ‘Star Trek’ never featured a gay character
George Takei Was Sent to a Japanese-American Internment Camp at Age Five
George Takei Opens Up About His Family’s Imprisonment During WWII | TODAY

How to book George Takei?

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How much does it cost to book George Takei?

Booking fees for George Takei, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire George Takei, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for George Takei?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like George Takei for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book George Takei for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent George Takei or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for George Takei or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


George Takei is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, College and Gender & Sexuality. The estimated speaking fee range to book George Takei for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. George Takei generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daniel Dae Kim, Jameela Jamil and Elliot Page. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling George Takei for an upcoming event.

George Takei Videos

George Takei on why the original ‘Star Trek’ never featured a gay character
George Takei Was Sent to a Japanese-American Internment Camp at Age Five
George Takei Opens Up About His Family’s Imprisonment During WWII | TODAY
ALA Annual 2019 - George Takei on Japanese American Internment
George Takei Speech

George Takei Reviews

  • Capital One Services, LLC - Nov 28 2021

  • George’s presentation was outstanding. He spoke for about 30 minutes and then opened up for Q&A. The lecture touched on all the points we were hoping he would hit, and overall the message connected extremely well with the audience. During the Q&A, he was downright hilarious. I particularly appreciated how open he was to talking with the students involved with the meet and greet afterwards – I’ve worked with a lot of entertainers of all sorts, and it always makes the effort entirely worth it when they genuinely appreciate their fans. Brad (George's husband) was great at corralling everything along, and was himself speaking with students during the meet and greet. Logistics were totally smooth. Start to finish, excellent event.
    Northeastern University - Oct 23 2013

George Takei News

How to book George Takei?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like George Takei for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for George Takei, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for George Takei or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book George Takei?

Booking fees for George Takei, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire George Takei, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for George Takei?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like George Takei for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book George Takei for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent George Takei or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for George Takei or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


George Takei is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, College and Gender & Sexuality. The estimated speaking fee range to book George Takei for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. George Takei generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Daniel Dae Kim, Jameela Jamil and Elliot Page. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling George Takei for an upcoming event.

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