TV Star and Social Media Icon George Takei will soon be inducted as a Ride of Fame Immortal Honoree. He is most well-known for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu on both the original Star Trek TV series and six movies that came after. He has been in more than 40 feature films and had hundreds of TV guest-starring roles. George was honored with a star on the Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in 1986. He has a long list of credits for all of the things that he has voiced including The National Parks: America's Best Idea, The Missing Scarf, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Mulan and Mulan II, The Simpsons, Futurama and much, much more.
George is currently starring in the Broadway musical Allegiance. The show is inspired by the experiences of him and his family during World War II. He is joined on stage by Lea Salonga, most well known for her Tony Award-winning role in Miss Saigon.
He recently authored "Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet" and "Lions and Tigers and Bears: The Internet Strikes Back." George Takei is currently the host of Takei’s Take, a YouTube channel focusing on trends, technology, pop culture and current events. A documentary of his life and career entitled To Be Takei, was released in the summer of 2014. An asteroid was named 7307 Takei after George in October of 2007; it is located between Mars and Jupiter. He has unofficially been named the King of Facebook, due to his large following.
He is a consistent guest on The Howard Stern Show and was the announcer in 2014 for Howard Stern’s Birthday Bash. He has also been a guest narrator with several symphony orchestras including the Nashville Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He played Kaito Nakamura from 2007-2010 on several episodes of NBC-TV’s Heroes. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, he was in the cast of Nickelodeon's live-action comedy-adventure series, Supah Ninjas.
George is the Chair of the Council of Governors of East West Players and Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Japanese American National Museum. President Clinton appointed him to the Board of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission; he served two terms. George has finished five marathons and carried the Olympic Flame for the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Torch Relay.
He is a member and spokesperson of the largest national LGBT organization, the Human Rights Campaign. In 2007, George was given HRC’s Equality Award. George and his husband, Brad Takei, have been life partners for over 27 years and were married on September 14, 2008. They were the first gay couple to be on the Newlywed Game. They won, and donated their earnings to the Japanese American National Museum.