With a career spanning five decades, GEORGE TAKEI is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies. More recently, Takei won over a new generation of fans with his recurring guest role on the NBC-TV sci-fi drama Heroes as Kaito Nakamura, the father of time-traveler Hiro Nakamura.
Takei and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga are developing a new musical called “Allegiance.” The musical is an epic story of love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment. Allegiance’s world premiere at the Old Globe theatre in San Diego in September 2012 will be followed by a Broadway run.
Takei’s on-camera television credits also include guest appearances on Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Miami Vice, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission: Impossible, My Three Sons, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Twilight Zone. He has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Psych, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Will & Grace.
Takei currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband Brad Takei.