George Takei, California’s sensational actor is bringing his signature show to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall!
George Hosato Takei was born in Los Angeles in 1937 and is an actor, director, author, and activist. He began his career in show business in the late 1950s by doing voiceovers for characters in the English dub of the Japanese monster films Godzilla Raids Again. He rose to prominence with his role of Hikaru Sulu; helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also reprised the role in all of the six Star Trek feature films (The Original Series) and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. He’s starred in many other films, TV shows, and he’s also written 4 books. He’s won received an LGBT Humanist Award (from the American Humanist Association), a GLAAD Vito Russo Award, a Distinguished Medal of Honor for Lifetime Achievement and Public Service by the Japanese American National Museum, and many others. With his trademark wit and irreverence, George will share memories from his early childhood - from his family's wrongful imprisonment in an internment camp with thousands of other Japanese Americans to his envious 50 year (and counting!) career – to becoming one of America’s most outspoken and beloved national treasures.
Don’t miss your chance to witness an evening full of laughter and touching moments in the company of one of America's most recognizable voices: the eloquent, elegant icon of Sci-Fi, LGBT and equal rights activist, and much more, the one and only George Takei!