George Takei visits Pitt

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. But George Takei's story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in a Japanese American Internment Camp during WWII, to becoming one of the country's leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality—George Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture.
 
In 2012, Mashable.com named Takei the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, currently with nearly 10 million likes and more than 1.81 million followers on Twitter.
 
Currently, Takei hosts the AARP-produced YouTube series Takei’s Take, and is the subject of To Be Takei (2014), a documentary on his life and career. On his own YouTube channel, Takei and his husband Brad bring viewers into their personal life in the “heightened reality”-webseries, It Takeis Two.
 
In 2015, Takei made his Broadway debut with the premiere of his first musical, Allegiance. Inspired by Takei’s true-life experience, Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in an untold American story of forgiveness, joy, and the redemptive power of love.