George Takei is a famous actor, director, author and activist who was born in Los Angeles on April 20, 1937. He began his acting career in 1955 when he provided voiceovers for the 1955 film ‘Godzilla Raids Again’. Since then, he has appeared in multiple films and also has a well-established career as a television actor. Furthermore, he has provided the voices of many characters in films, television, and video games. He has won many awards for his performances throughout his career.
Here are the top five movie and TV role of George Takei.
1. Star Trek
The movies for which George Takei is best-known are the ‘Star Trek’ series of films. In the 1979 film ‘Star Trek: The Motion Picture’ he played Lieutenant Commander Sulu. His character was then promoted to Commander Sulu when he reprised the role in ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan’, ‘Star Trek III: The Search for Spock’, ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’, and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier’. By the time he reprised the role in the 1991 film ‘Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country’, his character had been promoted to Captain Sulu.
2. Supah Ninjas
In the television series Supah Ninjas, George Takei played the role of Hologramps and Evil Grandpa from 2011 to 2013. This action comedy series was created by Leo Chu and Eric Garcia. It also starred Ryan Potter, Carlos Knight, Gracie Dzienny, Travis Wong, and Jake Huang. ‘Supah Ninjas’ was aired for two seasons on Nickelodeon.
3. The Green Berets
This 1968 war film is set in Vietnam. It was written by James Lee Barrett and directed by John Wayne, Ray Kellogg, and Mervyn LeRoy. George Takei played the role of Captain Nim (ARVN). Others who starred in this movie include John Wayne, Jim Hutton, David Janssen, Aldo Ray, Raymond St. Jacques, and Jack Soo. ON a budget of $7 million, this movie made $32million at the worldwide box office.
4. The Neighbors
Takei played the recurring role of the Commander/ Father in this television series. This science-fiction sitcom was aired on ABC between September 26, 2012, and April 11, 2014. It was created by Dan Fogelman and starred Jami Gertz, Lenny Venito, Simon Templeman, and Toks Olagundoye. The story revolves around a human family who is living in a community of extra-terrestrials. The series ran for two seasons before it was canceled.
5. Blood Oath
This is a 1990 film that is also known as ‘Prisoners of the Sun’. It is based on the real-life story of Japanese soldiers facing trails for war crimes committed against the Allied forces who were held prisoners of war on Ambon island. George Takei played Vice-Admiral Baron Takahashi, one of the leading roles. Others who starred in this movie included Bryan Brown, Terry O’Quinn, John Bach, and Sokyu Fujita. Both Russel Crowe and Jason Donovan made their film debut in this movie. It was directed by Stephen Wallace and written by Denis Whitburn and Brian A. Williams.
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