George Takei, 71, played Mr. Hikaru Sulu on "Star Trek." Sulu served as helmsman of the USS Enterprise. Since "Star Trek," Takei has played the father of Hiro Nakamura, Kaito Nakamura, on the show "Heroes," and uses his well-known baritone voice as the announcer on "The Howard Stern Show." In October 2005, Takei revealed in an issue of Frontiers magazine that he is gay and has been in a committed relationship with his partner, Brad Altman, for the last 18 years. "It's not really coming out, which suggests opening a door and stepping through. It's more like a long, long walk through what began as a narrow corridor that starts to widen," he told Frontiers. The couple, at right, married Sept. 14, 2008 in Los Angeles.
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