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George Hosato Takei (//; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, director, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
As of April 2018, his Facebook page has over 10 million followers since he joined in 2011, and the account frequently shares photos with original humorous commentary. Takei is a proponent of LGBT rights and is active in state and local politics. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.
Takei's work on the Broadway show Allegiance, as well as his own internment in a US-run concentration camp during World War II, has given him a platform to speak out against government rhetoric about immigrants and immigration policies.
Last Updated: August 10, 2018