American Icons: George Takei

The man, the myth, the legend

In this original series dedicated to living Asian American icons, JoySauce founder Jonathan Sposato sits down first with actor George Takei, in an interview that’s pure irreverent fun.

But it is not *all* fun and games, as George goes deep with Jonathan about his painful childhood memories of being interned, how it felt to be ‘other,’ and the subsequent devastation inflicted upon his parents.  See how despite this, George emerged with grace as a student activist and later actor, guided by the unwavering belief in our country and its founding concept of “by the people, of the people, and for the people.”

Now more than ever, we can’t think of a more inspiring American story of resilience than this.