Autograph: $80.00Photo Op: $100.00
With an acting career spanning six decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But Takei's story goes where few stories 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, and is the subject of To Be Takei, a Jennifer M. Kroot documentary on his life and career. Takei's Take is a YouTube series where Takei explores the world of technology, trends, current events, and pop culture. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the "heightened reality" web series, It Takeis Two.
Takei made his Broadway debut in the musical, Allegiance, that ran in New York in 2015 and 2016. The musical, inspired by Takei's true-life experience, held its Los Angeles premiere in 2018 as a co-production between East West Players and the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center.
In 2017, Takei returned to the New York stage, starring in a revival of Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures, directed by John Doyle at Classic Stage Company.
Takei's on-camera television credits include guest appearances on Lost Girl, The Neighbors, Hawaii Five-0, The New Normal, Supah Ninjas, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Miami Vice, MacGyver, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission: Impossible, My Three Sons, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Twilight Zone. He has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Psych, 3rd Rock from the , and Will & Grace.
Adding to his resume, Takei has provided narration on many projects including the PBS series The National Parks: America's Best Idea, the Peabody Award-winning radio documentary, Crossing East, centered on the history of Asian American immigration to the United States, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (cassette), which garnered Takei a Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.
Takei has brought his voiceover talent to hundreds of characters in film, television, video games, and commercials including Kubo and The Two Strings, Mulan, Mulan II; Batman Beyond: The Movie; and Free Birds. He has voiced characters for numerous animated series including The Simpsons, Transformers: Animated, Kim Possible, Futurama, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Spider-Man, The Smurfs and George Lucas' Star Wars: The Clone Wars.