#13 George Takei
Star Trek series: Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: The Animated Series
Character name: Hikaru Sulu
Over a period of 40 years, Takei’s Sulu served aboard at least three different Federation starships, including the USS Enterprise and USS Enterprise-A, before finally becoming the commanding officer of the USS Excelsior. Takei played the character in The Original Series, The Animated Series, and the first six Star Trek movies.
Like most former Star Trek actors, Takei has booked several voice roles since his last appearance in the franchise. These include Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas, Disney Channel’s Kim Possible, and the ongoing HBO Max animated series Love Monster.
Takei has also played a few live-action roles post-Star Trek, including Kaito Nakamura on NBC’s Heroes, Nobuhiro Yamato on AMC’s The Terror, and Supreme Commander on ABC’s The Neighbors.