George Takei

1937 - Today

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George Takei (, tə-KAY; born Hosato Takei (武井 穂郷, Takei Hosato); April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author and activist known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the Star Trek franchise. Takei was born to Japanese American parents, with whom he lived in U.S.-run internment camps during World War II. He began pursuing acting in college, which led in 1965 to the role of Sulu, to which he returned periodically into the 1990s. Upon coming out as gay in 2005, he became a prominent proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Takei has received more than 8,465,427 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). George Takei is the 803rd most popular actor (up from 804th in 2019), the 1,453rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,487th in 2019) and the 385th most popular American Actor.

George Takei is most famous for being an actor and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series. He also played the role of Mr. Sulu in six Star Trek movies.

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  • 8.5M

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  • 60.22

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  • 65

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  • 2.93

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  • 6.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, George Takei ranks 803 out of 13,578Before him are Rene Russo, Pat Hitchcock, Bob Gunton, Roberts Blossom, Elsa Martinelli, and Carroll Baker. After him are Brooke Shields, James Garner, Elliott Gould, Walter Brennan, Bruce Dern, and Jeff Bennett.

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Among people born in 1937, George Takei ranks 68Before him are Roald Hoffmann, Robert Lucas Jr., Mario Capecchi, Hélène Cixous, Sigmund Jähn, and Tony Burton. After him are Tamara Press, Cüneyt Arkın, Valentyn Sylvestrov, Dragoslav Šekularac, Tamara Bunke, and Hunter S. Thompson.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Takei ranks 1,453 out of 20,380Before him are Bob Gunton (1945), William Westmoreland (1914), Roberts Blossom (1924), Gus Grissom (1926), Carroll Baker (1931), and Alan J. Pakula (1928). After him are William Miller (1782), Larry Bird (1956), Brooke Shields (1965), Robert Bruce Merrifield (1921), Roger D. Kornberg (1947), and James Garner (1928).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Takei ranks 385Before him are Ron Howard (1954), Harold Perrineau (1963), Rene Russo (1954), Bob Gunton (1945), Roberts Blossom (1924), and Carroll Baker (1931). After him are Brooke Shields (1965), James Garner (1928), Elliott Gould (1938), Walter Brennan (1894), Bruce Dern (1936), and Jeff Bennett (1962).

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