NEW YORK, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The One Club (www.oneclub.org) announced today that George Takei, famed actor of the original Star Trek, will be the host of The One Show, the most prestigious worldwide competition celebrating the year's best in advertising.
With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies. More recently, Takei won over a new generation of fans with his recurring guest role on the NBC-TV sci-fi drama Heroes as Kaito Nakamura, the father of time-traveler Hiro Nakamura. The versatile Takei is also co-developing a new Broadway musical called "Allegiance."
"George is very active in all he does, whether it be his TV and movie career, activism or social media," said Mary Warlick, CEO of the The One Club. "He has a dedicated following that continues to grow. We're very excited that he is a part of this year's One Show."
The One Show awards presentation will take place at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 during Creative Week 2013 (www.creativeweek.com). One Show Interactive will take place on Friday, May 10th, and One Show Design will take place on Monday, May 6th.
About The One Club
The One Club, a non-profit organization, exists to champion and promote excellence in advertising and design in all its forms. Founded in 1975, as part of its mission to promote high standards of creative excellence, The One Club produces the One Show, One Show Design, One Show Interactive and One Show Entertainment. The coveted One Show Gold Pencils are regarded as the zenith of achievement in the advertising world. Its OneScreen Short Film & Video Festival returned from a four-year hiatus in 2012.
In 1995, The One Club established an education department, dedicated to fostering the creative talents of advertising students nationwide. The department administers scholarships to outstanding students in advertising programs at a variety of schools across the country and produces an annual College Competition. As a part of this department, the award-winning One Club Diversity Program conducts workshops, portfolio reviews and outreach to multicultural students around the country.
Art & Copy, a documentary film produced by The One Club, won an Emmy Award after appearing on PBS Independent Lens.
SOURCE The One Club