If George did not realize this before, I hope he understands now, he (and Sulu) during the original run of the series was at best a 4th banana (to Shatners' top banana/Nimoy's Second banana and De Kelly's third banana). He got lucky that he was kept for the three seasons and then went along for the movie ride. If Shatner's Kirk and Nimoy's Spock (along with Kelly's McCoy) did not ingratiate itself into the American viewers life, his career would have been very limited. Once he realizes this, he should appologize to Shatner for his bad behavior over the years.
If we're going by bananas, Scotty would be number four and the remaining three would be tied for a distant fifth. Never mind that four through seven were never even listed in the opening credits because they WEREN'T THE STARS OF THE SHOW.
Could you imagine thirty years from now the actor who played West on Heroes bitching about Hayden Panettiere and Jack Coleman stealing his spotlight?