George Takei (Japanese: ジョージ・タケイ; born Hosato Takei) is an American actor, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the television series Star Trek. He also portrayed the character in six Star Trek feature films and one episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Takei is a proponent of LGBT rights and is active in state and local politics. He has won several awards and accolades in his work on human rights and Japan–United States relations, including his work with the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. Takei's work on the 2012 Broadway show Allegiance, as well as his own internment in two US-run internment camps during World War II, has given him a platform to speak out against the Trump administration's stance on illegal immigration.