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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 Roots: The Gift
Latest Project:
Movie Lennon or McCartney 2014-12-12
Known For
Poster of The Jensen Project
Poster of Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Poster of The Ex List
Poster of The Grand
Series Roots: The Gift 2020
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Series Transformers: Rescue Bots Doc Green (voice) 2012-02-18
Movie Rise of the Zombies Dr. Dan Halpern 2012-10-27
Series Perception Paul Haley 2012-07-09
Movie The Jensen Project Kendrick 2010-07-16
Movie Reach for Me Nathanial 2009-04-05
Series Community Unknown 2009-09-17
Movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Black Lightning (voice) 2009-09-29
Series The Ex List Tommy Price 2008-10-03
Movie A Wednesday! Unknown 2008-09-05
Series The Big Bang Theory Unknown 2007-09-24
Movie Stealth Unknown 2005-07-27
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Movie Star Trek: Nemesis Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 2002-12-13
Series Revealed with Jules Asner Mike Timbrook 2001-12-01
Movie Ali Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001-12-11
Movie Hamlet Mr. Metcalf 2000-05-12
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 1998-12-10
Series The Grand Vinnie Davis 1997-04-04
Movie Trekkies Himself 1997-10-18
Movie Yesterday's Target Winstrom 1996-04-22
Movie Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself 1996-10-06
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Commander Geordi La Forge 1996-11-21
Series Star Trek: Voyager Unknown 1995-01-16
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Movie Star Trek: Generations Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1994-11-17
Series Christy Daniel Scott 1994-04-03
Movie Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter 1994-08-04
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Kwame 1990-09-15
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1990-06-18
Movie Roots: The Gift Kunta Kinte 1988-12-11
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi La Forge 1987-09-28
Series Houston Knights Jason Evans 1987-03-11
Movie The Supernaturals Pvt. Michael Osgood 1986-05-09
Movie A View to a Kill Unknown 1985-05-24
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 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980-04-15
Series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980-04-15
Movie Dummy Donald Lang 1979-05-27
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore 1978-09-26
Series Roots Kunta Kinte 1977-01-23
Movie Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Billy Peoples 1977-09-12
Movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar Cap Jackson 1977-10-19
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20