George Takei whose real name is Hosato Takei is a legendary actor & director popular for his role in the television series “Star Trek” and feature films of the same franchise. Also, Takei is quite popular on Facebook for posting photos with humorous commentary. He has more than 10 million followers on his Facebook page making him a very popular figure on the platform. Are you looking to know how much this artist has earned in his life? If yes, then read our complete post about the net worth of George Takei in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Takei was born in a Japanese-American family on 20th April 1937 in the city of Los Angeles, California. His father Takekuma Norman was a real estate agent, whereas Takei’s mother Fumiko Emily was a housewife. He was named after the British King George VI by his father. During his childhood, George lives in the converted horse stables with his family and even sent to the Rohwer War Relocation Center that located in Rohwer, Arkansas.
His aunt and infant cousin killed during the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. George along with his family returned to the Los Angeles after the end of the war. He completed his schooling from the Mount Vernon Junior High School and Los Angeles High School. He was the president of the boy’s division at the later school. Also, Takei had a membership of Boy Scout Troop 379.
After completing his graduation, he took admission in the University of California, Berkeley and studied architecture. Then George transferred to the University’s Los Angeles campus from where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre in 1960. After four years, he received Master of Arts in theatre in 1964. That’s not all, George has also studied in the Sophia University, Japan and Shakespeare Institute, United Kingdom.
Takei becomes successful in keeping his life secret for many decades. He openly declares him gay in 2005 and also reveals about his relationship with Brad Altman. They married on 14th September 2008 and became the first same-sex couples in West Hollywood to obtain the marriage license.
Career, Awards & Nominations
George began his career as a voice-over artist in the Japanese movies and then starts doing small roles in moves like A Majority of One, Walk, Don’t Run, and Red Line 7000. His career kick started after getting the role in Star Trek series. After that, Takei worked in many hit serials like Ironside, Miami Vice, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father Black Sheep Squadron, Murder She Wrote, Malcolm in the Middle, Will & Grace, and Heroes among others.
Takei also has an amazing career in the movies like Star Trek series, Mulan, Ninja Cheerleaders, Mulan II, Blood Oath, Return from the River Kwai, Larry Crowne, and many more. He has one of the most decorated careers in the American entertainment history. Takei is a Hollywood Walk of Fame inductee in 1986 class and winner of LGBT Humanist Award and many other accolades. He gets honorary degree Doctorate of Humane Letters by the California State University in 2016.
Net Worth & Earnings
As of now, the net worth of George Takei is $14 million. He has acted in the television serials and movies, most notably Star Trek series for which George got hefty checks. Other than that, he also worked as a voice-over artist and receives a good amount of money for this work.
The name of George Takei will be written in the golden words in American entertainment history. He is a true inspiration for many artists all over the globe.