George Takei

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George Takei (; Japanese: ジョージ・タケイ, born Hosato Takei; April 20, 1937) is an American actor and activist. He is internationally known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the fictional starship USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek and subsequent films.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 6,027,729 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). George Takei is the 608th most popular actor (down from 539th in 2019), the 1,118th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,102nd in 2019) and the 304th 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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Among actors, George Takei ranks 608 out of 10,030Before him are Erik Bruhn, Bruce Dern, Jane Seymour, Emma Watson, Terry Jones, and Jennifer Connelly. After him are Patrick McGoohan, Mark Wahlberg, Françoise Dorléac, Edna Purviance, Takashi Shimura, and Laurence Fishburne.

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Among people born in 1937, George Takei ranks 55Before him are Abu Nidal, Roger Zelazny, Ferdinand Piëch, Sigmund Jähn, Tsukasa Hosaka, and Hunter S. Thompson. After him are George Carlin, Lionel Jospin, Rubin Carter, Yoshirō Mori, Robin Warren, and Sajida Talfah.

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Among people born in United States, George Takei ranks 1,118 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Winters (1918), Daniel Dennett (1942), Blake Edwards (1922), William Gibson (1948), Jennifer Connelly (1970), and Neale Donald Walsch (1943). After him are Patrick McGoohan (1928), Mark Wahlberg (1971), John Franklin Enders (1897), Chevy Chase (1943), Edna Purviance (1895), and George Carlin (1937).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Takei ranks 304Before him are Kevin Bacon (1958), Idina Menzel (1971), Uma Thurman (1970), Powers Boothe (1948), Bruce Dern (1936), and Jennifer Connelly (1970). After him are Patrick McGoohan (1928), Mark Wahlberg (1971), Edna Purviance (1895), Laurence Fishburne (1961), Dean Reed (1938), and Jennifer Grey (1960).

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