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George Takei is an American actor, director, author, and social activist. His biggest stint as an actor has been the role of ‘Hikaru Sulu’ in the ‘Star Trek’ TV series, and in the film adaptations that followed. Born to Japanese–American parents in Los Angeles, George started his acting career with the film ‘Hell to Eternity,’ released in 1960. He went on to star in some major films, alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, such as Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, and Richard Burton. He soon became one of the most popular actors of Asian descent in Hollywood and a “go-to guy” for the roles that required an actor with Asian features. He joined the cast of the series ‘Star Trek’ in 1965 and then reprised his role in the series until its end and in the six motion pictures based on the series. He also lent his voice to several successful animated series, such as ‘The Simpsons,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ and ‘Kim Possible.’ In 2005, he revealed that he was gay. He has fought for LGBT rights ever since. He has raised his voice against racism and other social evils, and this has earned him several awards and honors, such as the ‘Doctorate of Humane Letters,’ the ‘GLAAD Vito Russo Award,’ and the ‘LGBT Humanist Award.’