'Star Trek' Actor Takei in Disney's 'House'
Don Stark will also guest star
The sitcom is a spinoff of "That's So Raven" and follows the adventures of Cory (Kyle Massey) in the nation's capital when his father Victor Baxter (Rondell Sheridan) gets hired as the personal chef to the newly elected president (John D'Aquino). Not only does Cory have to adjust to living in the White House, but he also learns to deal with the bratty First Daughter and his new classmates, who are all the rich and privileged children of world leaders or high-ranking government officials.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Takei will portray Ronald, the rather snooty head steward on Air Force One. That same episode will also guest star Don Stark -- known for playing Donna's dad on "That '70s Show" -- as Russian Prime Minister Schuzoff.
Lupe Ontiveros ("Desperate Housewives") will make a guest appearance on another episode as the president's mother, Rosalinda "Mama" Martinez, who challenges Victor to a cookoff. The airdates for the two episodes have yet to be announced.
"Cory in the House" premieres on Friday, Jan. 12.
In 1966, "Star Trek" introduced Lt. Hikaru Sulu, who later revealed in the "Star Trek IV" movie that he was born in San Francisco. By the sixth film, Sulu was promoted to captain of his own starship.
Takei has also appeared on "General Hospital" and "The Young and the Restless." He's loaned his voice to "The Simpsons," "Batman Beyond," "Futurama," "Samurai Jack," "Jackie Chan Adventures," "Kim Possible" and "Mulan." He was also hired as the official announcer for the "Howard Stern Show" on Sirius Radio, on which he occassionally discusses details about his private life with his partner of 19 years, Brad Altman.
On NBC's hit drama "Heroes," Takei will play the father of Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka), the hero who can bend space and time.