An evening with George Takei



16 April 2015


Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium, The University of Sydney

Presented by United States Studies Centre and Sydney Ideas at the University of Sydney

Social media megastar, activist and actor George Takei, the man best known for his portrayal of Mr Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek, reflects on his life, work and personal history in conversation with United States Studies Centre CEO Bates Gill.

Takei discussed his years of social activism and advocacy work on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) community, and his success in Hollywood, including his groundbreaking role being cast in the Star Trek TV and film series. Takei also discussed his complex relationship with the United States, brought on by the imprisonment of him and his family in the 1940s.


  • George Takei
    Actor and Activist

    George Takei was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in 2015. Takei is best known for his portrayal of Hikaru Sulu in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek and has worked across television, feature films, live theatre and radio throughout his career. He is also a successful writer and community activist, with a large social media following.