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LeVar Burton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. (born February 16, 1957, height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an American actor, director, producer and author who first came to prominence portraying Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley. He is also well known for his portrayal of Geordi La Forge on the syndicated science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation and as the host of the PBS children's program Reading Rainbow.

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Feb 16, 1957 In Landstuhl, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Captain and Tennille 1976-09-20
Latest Project:
Movie Brentwood 2018-08-02
Known For
Poster of School of the Future
Poster of The Acorn People
Poster of One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
Movie Brentwood LeVar Burton 2018-08-02
Series Explained Narrator - Himself 2018-05-23
Movie School of the Future 2016-09-14
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Movie Rise of the Zombies Dr. Dan Halpern 2012-10-27
Series Perception Paul Haley 2012-07-09
Series Transformers: Rescue Bots Doc Green (voice) 2012-02-18
Movie The Jensen Project Kendrick 2010-07-16
Movie Taken in Broad Daylight Mike Timbrook 2009-11-10
Movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Black Lightning (voice) 2009-09-29
Series Community Himself 2009-09-17
Movie Reach for Me Nathanial 2008-10-01
Series The Big Bang Theory Himself 2007-09-24
Movie 40 Years of Star Trek Himself 2006-01-01
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Movie Blizzard Night Watchman Elf (uncredited) 2003-05-15
Movie Star Trek: Nemesis Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 2002-12-13
Series Boomtown Unknown 2002-09-29
Movie Ali Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001-12-11
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Our Friend, Martin Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton) 1999-01-12
Movie Star Trek: Insurrection Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1998-12-11
Movie Trekkies Himself 1997-10-18
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Commander Geordi La Forge 1996-11-22
Movie Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself 1996-10-06
Movie Yesterday's Target Winstrom 1996-04-22
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Deadly Games Mr. Metcalf 1995-09-05
Series Star Trek: Voyager Captain Geordi La Forge 1995-01-16
Series Christy Daniel Scott 1994-04-03
Movie Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation Himself 1994-05-21
Movie Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter 1994-08-04
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Movie Star Trek: Generations Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1994-11-18
Movie Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Fire Chief J. Allan Mather 1993-02-07
Movie Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special Himself 1991-09-28
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Kwame 1990-09-15
Movie Central Park Himself 1989-04-01
Movie Roots: The Gift Kunta Kinte 1988-12-11
Movie The Star Trek Saga: From One Generation To The Next Himself 1988-10-03
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi La Forge 1987-09-28
Movie A Special Friendship Ben Sumner 1987-03-31
Series Houston Knights Jason Evans 1987-03-11
Movie The Supernaturals Pvt. Michael Osgood 1986-05-09
Movie The Midnight Hour Vinnie Davis 1985-11-01
Movie And the Children Shall Lead Glenn Scott 1985-01-01
Movie The Jesse Owens Story Professor Preston 1984-07-09
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie Booker Davis 1984-10-01
Movie Grambling's White Tiger Charles 'Tank' Smith 1981-10-04
Movie The Acorn People Rodney 1981-03-02
Movie The Hunter Tommy Price 1980-08-01
Series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980-04-15
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie Dummy Donald Lang 1979-05-27
Movie Mickey's 50 Himself 1978-11-19
Movie Battered Andrew Sinclair 1978-09-26
Movie One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore 1978-09-26
Movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar Cap Jackson 1977-10-19
Series The Love Boat Darnell Hall 1977-09-24
Movie Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Billy Peoples 1977-09-12
Series Roots Kunta Kinte 1977-01-23
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20