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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 1977-01-23
Latest Project:
Movie Brentwood 2018-08-02
Known For
Movie Brentwood LeVar Burton 2018-08-02
Movie Lennon or McCartney Self 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 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Black Lightning (voice) 2009-09-29
Movie Taken in Broad Daylight Mike Timbrook 2009-11-10
Movie Reach for Me Nathanial 2008-10-01
Movie 40 Years of Star Trek Self 2006-01-01
Movie Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Self 2005-06-01
Movie Blizzard Night Watchman Elf (uncredited) 2003-05-15
Movie Star Trek: Nemesis Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 2002-12-13
Movie Ali Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001-12-10
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 Yesterday's Target Winstrom 1996-04-22
Movie Star Trek: First Contact Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge 1996-11-22
Movie Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself 1996-10-06
Movie Star Trek: The Next Generation - Gambit Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge (archive footage) 1995-05-08
Series Deadly Games Mr. Metcalf 1995-09-05
Movie Journey's End - The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation Self 1994-05-15
Series Christy Daniel Scott 1994-04-03
Movie Star Trek: Generations Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1994-11-18
Movie Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter 1994-08-04
Movie Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Fire Chief J. Allan Mather 1993-02-07
Movie Star Trek: 25th Anniversary Special Self 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 Houston Knights Jason Evans 1987-03-11
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi La Forge 1987-09-28
Movie A Special Friendship Ben Sumner 1987-03-31
Movie The Supernaturals Pvt. Michael Osgood 1986-05-09
Movie And the Children Shall Lead Glenn Scott 1985-01-01
Movie The Midnight Hour Vinnie Davis 1985-11-01
Movie The Jesse Owens Story Professor Preston 1984-07-09
Movie Booker Davis 1984-10-01
Movie The Acorn People Rodney 1981-03-02
Movie Grambling's White Tiger Charles 'Tank' Smith 1981-10-04
Series Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980-04-15
Movie The Hunter Tommy Price 1980-08-01
Movie The Muppets Go Hollywood Self 1979-05-16
Movie Dummy Donald Lang 1979-05-27
Movie One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore 1978-09-26
Movie Mickey's 50 Self 1978-11-19
Movie Battered Andrew Sinclair 1978-09-26
Series Roots Kunta Kinte 1977-01-23
Movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar Cap Jackson 1977-10-19