STAGE TUBE: George Takei Auditions for SPIDER-MAN
In a new video to promote the upcoming Broadway production of ALLEGIANCE (aiming for 2012), star George Takei explains why he should be in SPIDER-MAN on Broadway. Watch and enjoy!
With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is best known for his founding role in the acclaimed television series "Star Trek," in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of "Star Trek" and later reprised his iconic role in six movies and several video games. More recently, Takei won over a new generation of fans with his recurring guest role on the sci-fi drama "Heroes" as Kaito Nakamura, the father of time traveler Hiro Nakamura. In July 2009 and February and October 2010, Takei and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga participated in readings of Allegiance in Los Angeles and New York. Takei has joined the cast of Nickelodeon's brand-new live-action comedy series, "Supah Ninjas!," premiering in April 2011. He will star next in the new film Larry Crowne opposite Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, which will be released theatrically nationwide in July 2011 by Universal Pictures. Takei has also lent his voiceover talent to hundreds of characters in film, television, video games and commercials including Mulan, Mulan II, "The Simpsons," "Scooby-Doo and the Samurai Sword," "Avatar: The Last Airbender," "The Smurfs" and "Star Wars: The Clone Wars." Adding to his body of work, Takei has also provided narration on many projects including the 2009 PBS series "The National Parks: America's Best Idea," the 2006 Peabody Award-winning radio documentary "Crossing East," centered on the history of Asian American immigration to the United States, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (cassette), which garnered the performer a 1987 Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording.