George Takei

  • Was placed, with his family, in an internment camp during WWII.
  • Dubbed English lines for eight different voices in the Japanese sci-fi movie Rodan (1956).
  • In 1959, made his first TV appearance in Playhouse 90.
  • Made feature-film debut in Ice Palace (1960) opposite Richard Burton.
  • Was a delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
  • Carried the Olympic torch for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, CA.
  • In 1986, received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
  • Has been a guest narrator for several symphony orchestras.
  • Interests include running, architecture and historic preservation.
  • Is Buddhist.

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