George Takei is an openly gay Japanese-American actor born on April 20, 1937 in Los Angeles, California. While his family was sent to relocation centers for internment during World War II, they continued to live in the United States afterwards, with Takei attending the University of California at Berkeley and earning a Master of Arts degree in theater. He appeared in films alongside actors such as Cary Grant in Walk Don’t Run and Sir Alec Guinness A Majority of One. Takei is most famous for his role as Lieutenant (later Captain) Hikaru Sulu in the original Star Trek series, and for playing Kaito Nakamura, the father of Hiro Nakamura in the popular NBC series Heroes
Other appearances of his include those on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Secret Talents of the Stars, and on a documentary with his husband called George & Brad. In 2011, he was seen on Howard Stern on Demand and the series Supah Ninjas. He also had guest stints on shows like Community and The Site Life on Deck, as well as voicing characters on Fish Hooks, The Super Hero Squad Show, and Adventure Time. Soon, he became a contestant on the 2012 season of The Celebrity Apprentice, a reality competition hosted by Donald Trump.
(Image courtesy of TV.MSN.com)