George Takei: Life and Career by Steve Rutherford

George Takei: Life and Career

bySteve Rutherford

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George Takei: Life and Career

George Takei, an actor best understood for his imitation of Mr. Sulu in the well-known tv and film collection Star Trek, has more than 40 feature movies and hundreds of tv guest-starring roles to his credit.

George and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga are establishing a new musical called "Allegiance" (music and lyrics by Jay Kuo, book by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione). The musical is an epic story of love, family and heroism throughout the Japanese American internment. Obligation's opening night at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in September 2012 will be followed by a Broadway run.

George is a regular guest on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM Radio. George was the reporter and on-air character throughout Stern's debut week in January 2006. George has actually made in-studio appearances on the show in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

George is featured in the film Larry Crowne, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, released in July 2011 by Universal Pictures.

Acknowledged worldwide as a member of the original Star Trek cast, George received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in 1986 and he placed his signature and hand print in the forecourt of the landmark Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 1991.

George is in the actors of Nickelodeon's live-action comedy-adventure collection, Supah Ninjas, which premiered on Nickelodeon in April 2011. George was a persisting character on 12 episodes of NBC-TV's Heroes from 2007 to 2010, playing Kaito Nakamura.

George is constantly in need as a vocal artist. Amongst his credits is a music market accolade-- in 1987, George and Leonard Nimoy shared a Grammy Award nomination for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (cassette) in the "Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording" category.

George's unique voice is heard in The National Parks: America's Best Idea, a six-episode series directed by Ken Burns and composed and co-produced by Dayton Duncan that aired on PBS in the fall of 2009.

George's voice is featured in 2 episodes of George Lucas' animation version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars airing on the Cartoon Network in January 2009. George's voice is included in Walt Disney Pictures' full-length animated features, Mulan and Mulan II, Star Trek audio book audios, Fox Television's The Simpsons, Futurama, Adventure Time, and in numerous voice-overs and narrations.

Serving as co-hosts, George and actor-comedian Margaret Cho offer the narration for the 2006 Peabody Award-winning "Crossing East," a radio documentary produced by Dmae Roberts divided into 8 hour-long installments that trace the history of Asian American immigration to the United States.

In October 2007, a planet was called in honor of George. The asteroid's authority, scientific name is 7307 Takei. The name got approved by the International Astronomical Union's Committee on Small Body Nomenclature. The asteroid is located in between Mars and Jupiter and is approximately 5 miles in diameter.
 

Title:George Takei: Life and CareerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 24, 2013Publisher:P CesarLanguage:English

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