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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 Where You Are 2016-03-17
Known For
Poster of Transformers: Rescue Bots
Poster of Star Trek: Voyager
Poster of Trapper John, M.D.
Poster of The Captain and Tennille
Movie Where You Are Kunta Kinte 2016-03-17
Movie Live from New York! Dr. Franklin Carter 2015-04-15
Movie Jian Bing Man Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 2015-07-17
Movie Blood Shed Vinnie Davis 2014-02-05
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself 2014-12-12
Movie Olympus Has Fallen Commander Geordi La Forge 2013-03-20
Series Transformers: Rescue Bots Unknown 2012-02-18
Movie Cowgirls n' Angels Himself 2012-05-25
Series Perception Paul Haley 2012-07-09
Movie Rise of the Zombies Dr. Dan Halpern 2012-10-27
Movie The Jensen Project Kendrick 2010-07-16
Movie Taken in Broad Daylight Mike Timbrook 2009-02-15
Movie The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009-03-15
Series Community Himself 2009-09-17
Movie Reach for Me Nathanial 2009-04-05
Movie Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Black Lightning (voice) 2009-09-29
Movie An Empress and the Warriors Ron LeFlore 2008-02-09
Movie The Children of Huang Shi Mike Timbrook 2008-07-03
Movie Cyborg She 2008-05-31
Series The Big Bang Theory Himself 2007-09-24
Movie The Chumscrubber Winstrom 2005-06-08
Movie The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton) 2004-01-01
Series World Poker Tour Unknown 2003-03-30
Series Boomtown Unknown 2002-09-29
Movie Star Trek: Nemesis Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 2002-12-13
Movie Ali Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001-12-11
Movie Storm Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1999-09-11
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Our Friend, Martin Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton) 1999-01-12
Movie From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Ron LeFlore 1999-03-16
Movie Star Trek: Insurrection Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1998-12-10
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 Captain Geordi La Forge 1995-01-16
Series Deadly Games Mr. Metcalf 1995-09-05
Series MADtv Unknown 1995-10-14
Series Christy Daniel Scott 1994-04-03
Movie Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter 1994-08-04
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation - All Good Things Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1994-05-23
Series Gargoyles Unknown 1994-10-24
Movie Star Trek: Generations Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1994-11-17
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation: Time's Arrow 1992-09-19
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1990-06-18
Series Captain Planet and the Planeteers Kwame 1990-09-10
Movie Roots: The Gift Kunta Kinte 1988-12-11
Movie Star Trek The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint 1987-09-26
Series Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi La Forge 1987-09-28
Movie The Supernaturals Pvt. Michael Osgood 1986-05-09
Movie The Midnight Hour Vinnie Davis 1985-11-01
Movie Booker Davis 1984-10-01
Movie The Jesse Owens Story Professor Preston 1984-07-09
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Series Reading Rainbow Unknown 1983-06-06
Movie Descendant of the Sun Tommy Price 1983-12-16
Movie Burning of the Imperial Palace Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1983-09-20
Movie The History Man Tommy Price 1981-01-04
Movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980-04-15
Movie The Hunter Tommy Price 1980-08-01
Series Trapper John, M.D. Unknown 1979-09-23
Movie Dummy Donald Lang 1979-05-27
Movie One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore 1978-09-26
Series Roots Kunta Kinte 1977-01-23
Movie Looking for Mr. Goodbar Cap Jackson 1977-10-19
Series The Love Boat Darnell Hall 1977-09-24
Series The Captain and Tennille Unknown 1976-09-20