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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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 71

Birthday 1957-02-16

Place of Birth Landstuhl, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

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Also Known As

  • Levar Burton
  • Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Roots: The Gift(1 episode)
2019 Weird City(0 episodes)
2018 Explained(1 episode) as Narrator - Himself
2016 School of the Future
2014 Lennon or McCartney as Himself
2012 Rise of the Zombies as Dr. Dan Halpern
2012 Perception(34 episodes) as Paul Haley
2012 Transformers: Rescue Bots(104 episodes) as Doc Green (voice)
2010 The Jensen Project as Kendrick
2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies as Black Lightning (voice)
2009 Community(2 episodes) as Himself
2009 Reach for Me as Nathanial
2009 Taken in Broad Daylight as Mike Timbrook
2007 The Big Bang Theory(3 episodes) as Himself
2003 World Poker Tour(1 episode)
2002 Star Trek: Nemesis as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
2002 Boomtown(1 episode)
2001 Ali as Martin Luther King, Jr.
1999 Family Guy(3 episodes)
1999 Our Friend, Martin as Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
1998 Star Trek: Insurrection as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
1997 Trekkies as Himself
1996 Star Trek: First Contact as Commander Geordi La Forge
1996 Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond as Himself
1996 Yesterday's Target as Winstrom
1995 MADtv(1 episode)
1995 Deadly Games(13 episodes) as Mr. Metcalf
1995 Star Trek: Voyager(1 episode) as Captain Geordi La Forge
1994 Star Trek: Generations as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
1994 Gargoyles(1 episode)
1994 Parallel Lives as Dr. Franklin Carter
1994 Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation
1994 Christy(20 episodes) as Daniel Scott
1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland as Fire Chief J. Allan Mather
1990 Captain Planet and the Planeteers(115 episodes) as Kwame
1990 Central Park as Himself
1988 Roots: The Gift as Kunta Kinte
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(203 episodes) as Geordi La Forge
1987 A Special Friendship as Ben Sumner
1987 Houston Knights(31 episodes) as Jason Evans
1986 The Supernaturals as Pvt. Michael Osgood
1985 The Midnight Hour as Vinnie Davis
1984 Booker as Davis
1984 Murder, She Wrote(1 episode)
1984 The Jesse Owens Story as Professor Preston
1981 Grambling's White Tiger as Charles 'Tank' Smith
1981 The Acorn People as Rodney
1980 The Hunter as Tommy Price
1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones(2 episodes) as Richard Jefferson
1979 Trapper John, M.D.(1 episode)
1979 Dummy as Donald Lang
1978 Battered as Andrew Sinclair
1978 One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story as Ron LeFlore
1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar as Cap Jackson
1977 The Love Boat(1 episode) as Darnell Hall
1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid as Billy Peoples
1977 Roots(8 episodes) as Kunta Kinte
1977 Roots as Kunta Kinte / Toby
1976 The Captain and Tennille(1 episode)

Directing

2014 NCIS: New Orleans(3 episodes)Director
2014 Scorpion(1 episode)Director
2012 Perception(2 episodes)Director
2005 Miracle's Boys(1 episode)Director
2003 Las Vegas(1 episode)Director
2003 BlizzardDirector
2001 Star Trek: Enterprise(10 episodes)Director
2000 Soul Food(1 episode)Director
1999 Smart HouseDirector
1998 Charmed(3 episodes)Director
1998 The Tiger Woods StoryDirector
1995 JAG(1 episode)Director
1995 Star Trek: Voyager(8 episodes)Director
1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation(2 episodes)Director

Production

2016 Roots(4 episodes)Co-Executive Producer

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