George TAKEI武井 ジョージ穂郷
Family name (in kanji): 武井
Given name (in kanji): ジョージ穂郷
Date of birth: 1937-04-20
Hometown: Los Angeles, California, USA
(1941) His family was incarcerated at an internment camp in Arkansas when he was 4 years old. He learned to recite The Pledge of Allegiance while surrounded by guard towers and barbed-wire fences.
(1945) Left the Arkansas camp at age 8.
(1984) Took part in the Los Angeles Olympic Torch Relay.
(1994) Takei was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Fourth Class from Emperor Akihito, for his work in improving Japanese-U.S. relations.
(1996) Became the first "Star Trek" (1966) actor to go to a South American convention, in São Paulo, Brazil.
(2005) He announced to the public that he was gay.
(2008-09-14) He & his partner Brad Altman got married after being together for 21 years. After the California Supreme Court struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in May of that same year. He & his partner were among the first gay couples to get a marriage license.
(2009-10-13) Him and Brad made television history when they became the first gay couple to be invited to appear on The Newlywed Game, the long-running show now airing on GSN cable network. They won the game, earning a $10,000 donation for the Japanese American National Museum.
Height: 173 cm
Star Trek Episode: The Naked Time
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek Adventure" (Universal Studios Hollywood Audience participation short)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" (movie)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek III: The Search for Spock" (movie)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (movie)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II" (World Enough and Time episode)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier" (movie)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (movie)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek" (TV)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Enhanced" (VG)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: Judgment Rites" (VG)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy" (VG)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: Starfleet Command" (VG)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: Starfleet Command: Volume II: Empires at War" (VG)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" (movie)
Hikaru Sulu in "Star Trek: Voyager" (Flashback episode)
Hikaru Sulu in "Starfleet Academy: Chekov's Lost Missions" (VG)
Hikaru Sulu/Kuri/Huron Lieutenant in "Star Trek: The Animated Series"
Professor Kashiwagi in "Rodan" (movie)
Ricardio the Heart Guy in "Adventure Time with Finn and Jake"
Voice in "Godzilla Raids Again" (movie)
Deadline: Hughes Leaves Live-Action Akira Project (May 26, 2011)
Frederik L. Schodt Wins The Order of the Rising Sun Award (Apr 29, 2009)
Nippon2007, Asia's First WorldCon, Opens (Aug 31, 2007)
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