Who is George Takei?
George Hosato Takei is an American actor, director and author, originally known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
Takei's involvement in social media has brought him new fame. He currently has over 8 million likes since joining Facebook in 2011, frequently sharing photos with original humorous commentary.
He is a proponent of LGBT rights and active in state and local politics apart from his continued acting career. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japanese-American relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum.