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George Takei

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George Takei (; Japanese: ジョージ・タケイ; born Hosato Takei (武井 穂郷), April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author and activist 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 6,928,463 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). George Takei is the 807th most popular actor (down from 608th in 2019), the 1,487th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,117th in 2019) and the 399th 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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  • 64

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  • 2.76

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Among actors, George Takei ranks 807 out of 9,996Before him are Stanley Tucci, Josh Brolin, Alan Ladd, Richard Schiff, Cybill Shepherd, and Martin Balsam. After him are Nathalie Baye, Patrick McGoohan, Hiroyuki Sanada, Charles Chaplin Jr., Lloyd Bridges, and Denholm Elliott.

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Among people born in 1937, George Takei ranks 65Before him are George Carlin, Sigmund Jähn, Tamara Bunke, Karel Schwarzenberg, Hélène Cixous, and Vladimir Arnold. After him are Mario Capecchi, Angelo Badalamenti, Valentin Pavlov, Robert B. Wilson, Yılmaz Güney, and Joseph Nye.

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Among people born in United States, George Takei ranks 1,487 out of 18,182Before him are Nelson Goodman (1906), Dean Koontz (1945), Cybill Shepherd (1950), Martin Balsam (1919), Lil Wayne (1982), and Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934). After him are Margaret Sanger (1879), Johns Hopkins (1795), Patrick McGoohan (1928), Ma Barker (1873), Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), and Lloyd Bridges (1913).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, George Takei ranks 399Before him are Stanley Tucci (1960), Josh Brolin (1968), Alan Ladd (1913), Richard Schiff (1955), Cybill Shepherd (1950), and Martin Balsam (1919). After him are Patrick McGoohan (1928), Charles Chaplin Jr. (1925), Lloyd Bridges (1913), Virginia Cherrill (1908), Michelle Rodriguez (1978), and Janet Gaynor (1906).

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