George Takei is the actor made famous by acting in the Sci-fi TV series “Star Trek” in the 60’s and has an estimated net worth of well over $14 Million. He played the role of the navigation officer/pilot named Hikaru Sulu.
Japanese-American actor George Takei played Lieutenant Sulu in the original Star Trek television series and movies and have a popular social-media presence.
Biography & Wiki
George Takei is a Japanese-American Actor and was born on April 20, 1937, in Los Angeles, California. His biggest triumph was to leap over barriers of race to launch himself into a dazzling acting career. He starred as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu during the three-year television run of Star Trek, and later reprised the role for six movies. Takei is openly gay and has been a vocal advocate and activist for gay rights and even Japanese American Minorities.
His full name is George Hosato Takei. The tender age of five saw Takei him and his family placated from their home and forced to live at Japanese internment camps in Arkansas. After returning to LA after the Second World War, Takei took up architecture at the University of California at Berkeley.
While still in college, Takei took on an offer to be an Asian voiceover actor which he glanced upon in a newspaper. This was for the English dubbing of the Japanese movie based on a monster named “Rodan” in the year 1956. This immediately got him more work in the voice-over domain for Perry Mason and the movie names Ice Palace in the year 1960. After these jobs, he focused completely on acting to enroll at the University of California, earning a bachelor’s as well as a master’s degree in theater.
George Takeii is also notorious for his unofficial feud with William shatter who plays the role of captain Kirk in the Star trek series
In 2005, Takei publicly announced his homosexuality to Frontiers magazine. He married his longtime partner, Brad Altman, in September 2008.
From the year 1966 to 1968, Takei’s career hit its peak, with him making a maximum number of appearances on TV and movies as well. A good number of such movies were from the star trek series. Hawaii Five-O, The Six Million Dollar Man and other such TV programmes were a common haunt for the well employed Sulu at the time. A steady stream of voiceover gigs, came Takei’s way when some of his earlier work was recognized. The Howard Stern show also became one of his regular destinations on TV.
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Awards & Achievements
• Takei has served on the board of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission for President Bill Clinton, and was conferred with the Order of the Rising Sun,
• Gold Rays with Rosette by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan in 2004.
• He is also known to be the chairman emeritus of the Japanese American National Museum’s board of trustees and serves as chair of the council of governors of East West Players, a renowned Asian-American theater organization.
Net Worth of George Takei
George Takei is doing quite well at the ripe old age of 80, with a dazzling net worth of $14 Million as of 2017. His money comes from acting fees along with acting for endorsements across the world. Another unique way in which Takei makes money is through attending what are known as comic conferences or comic con. Such exhibitions are filled with comic book lovers who will purchase anything as accessories such as action figures of Sci-Fi character and even the signed posters are anything akin to charts,
Takei is a very broad minded person who is known to think differently and stand up for the little guy. He his humble and kind even though he is very wealthy; All in all George Takei is a great person who has lived an impressive life, which most people can emulate or take on as a role model. At the age of 80, He is still ticking and living and loving as well. As all humans should do.