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George Takei Biography

Birth Name:
George Hosato Takei
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Was placed, with his family, in an internment camp during WWII
  • Dubbed English lines for eight different voices in the Japanese sci-fi movie Rodan (1956)
  • In 1959, made his first TV appearance in Playhouse 90
  • Made feature-film debut in Ice Palace (1960) opposite Richard Burton
  • Was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention
  • Carried the Olympic torch for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA
  • In 1986, received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame
  • Has been a guest narrator for several symphony orchestras
  • Interests include running, architecture and historic preservation
  • Is Buddhist