George Takei

Keynote Speaker: Actor Known for His Role in "Star Trek;" LGBTQ & Japanese-American Civil Rights Activist

George Takei Biography

George Takei is best known for his portrayal of Mr. Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series "Star Trek." He's an actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power, New York Times bestselling author, originated the role of Sam Kimura and Ojii-Chan in the Broadway musical Allegiance, and subject of To Be Takei, a documentary on his life and career.

Takei's acting career has spanned five decades, with more than 40 feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Actors' Equity Association and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

With the outbreak of World War II, Los Angeles, California-born Takei and his family were placed behind the barbed-wire enclosures of United States internment camps along with 120,000 other Japanese Americans. He spent most of his childhood at Camp Rohwer in the swamps of Arkansas and at wind-swept Camp Tule Lake in northern California. At the end of the war, Takei's family returned to their native Los Angeles.

Inspired by this difficult chapter of American history, Takei developed the Broadway musical "Allegiance," an epic story of love, family and heroism in which he starred alongside Tony Award winner Lea Salonga. Allegiance's record-breaking world premiere, at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2012, won multiple awards, and was followed by a Broadway run in 2015-2016.

Now a community activist, Takei serves as chair of the council of governors of East West Players, the nation's foremost Asian Pacific American theater. He is also a member of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender political organization. Takei is Chairman Emeritus of the Japanese American National Museum's Board of Trustees; a member of the US-Japan Bridging Foundation Board of Directors; and served on the Board of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission under President Bill Clinton. In recognition of his contribution to the Japan-United States relationship, in 2004, Takei was conferred with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, by His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan.

Among his many accomplishments is a Grammy nomination Takei shared with Leonard Nimoy, in 1987, in the Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording category. He received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in 1986. And in 1991, Takei left his signature and hand print, in cement, in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

As an author, Takei's first book, his autobiography, "To the Stars," was published in 1994; and in 2012 and 2013 he published his second and third books, "Oh Myyy! There Goes The Internet," and its sequel, "Lions And Tigers And Bears: The Internet Strikes Back." The latter two books explored his forays on social media and the Internet, earning placement on the Amazon e-book and paperback best-seller lists in 2012 and 2013, respectively.

Takei's social media dominance is best denoted by his numerous awards. Mashable.com named George a "social media superstar" on Facebook in 2012, where he currently has over 19.6 million combined fans. In 2013, Takei won the Shorty Award for Distinguished Achievement in Internet Culture. He has 2.8 million followers on Twitter, and posts on various social media platforms. He expanded his internet presence with the 2015 YouTube series, "It Takeis Two," starring with husband, Brad Takei. The "reality" series shared the couple's daily navigation of their world, with George's vibrant sense of humor and Brad's less-than-optimistic pragmatism.

In 2015, Cosmopolitan Magazine named Takei "One of the Internet's 50 Most Fascinating People." Takei and his husband, Brad, were married at the Japanese American National Museum on September 14, 2008. The Takeis reside in Los Angeles, California.

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George Takei Videos

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

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George Takei Videos

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

  • 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

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