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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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Born:
Feb 16, 1957 In Landstuhl - Rhineland-Palatinate - Germany
Movie/TV Credits:
54
First Appeared:
In the series The Captain and Tennille 1976-09-20
Latest Project:
Series Rebop 2017
Known For
Poster of Rebop
Poster of Roots: The Gift
Poster of Christy
Poster of Reading Rainbow
Filmography

Roots: The Gift (2018)

Drama
Series

Rebop (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself
7.5 4 votes

Transformers: Rescue Bots (2012)

Action & Adventure Animation Kids Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
4.3 2 votes

Perception (2012)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Paul Haley
6.6 40 votes

Rise of the Zombies (2012)

Action Horror Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Dan Halpern
3.4 21 votes

The Jensen Project (2010)

TV Movie Action Adventure Family Fantasy Science Fiction
Movie
as Kendrick
3.1 7 votes

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

Animation Action Adventure
Movie
as Black Lightning (voice)
6.6 120 votes

Reach for Me (2009)

Drama Comedy Thriller Mystery Romance
Movie
as Nathanial

Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

TV Movie Drama Crime
Movie
as Mike Timbrook
4.2 9 votes

Community (2009)

Comedy
Series
as Himself
7.8 209 votes

The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Comedy
Series
as Himself
6.9 1419 votes

World Poker Tour (2003)

Series
as Unknown

Boomtown (2002)

Mystery Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
8.8 4 votes

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
6.1 415 votes

Ali (2001)

Drama
Movie
as Martin Luther King, Jr.
6.7 359 votes

Our Friend, Martin (1999)

Family Animation
Movie
as Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)

Family Guy (1999)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 545 votes

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
6.3 331 votes

Trekkies (1997)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.2 18 votes

Yesterday's Target (1996)

Science Fiction Action Drama
Movie
as Winstrom
4 1 votes

Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond (1996)

Music Documentary
Movie
as Himself

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Commander Geordi La Forge
6.9 581 votes

Star Trek: Voyager (1995)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
7.5 174 votes

Deadly Games (1995)

Series
as Mr. Metcalf
6 1 votes

MADtv (1995)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.1 16 votes

Christy (1994)

Drama
Series
as Daniel Scott
9 1 votes

Star Trek The Next Generation - All Good Things (1994)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Mystery
Movie
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
8.3 13 votes

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Science Fiction Action Adventure Thriller
Movie
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
6.3 395 votes

Gargoyles (1994)

Animation Sci-Fi & Fantasy Action & Adventure Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.8 28 votes

Parallel Lives (1994)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Dr. Franklin Carter

Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993)

Movie
as Fire Chief J. Allan Mather

Star Trek The Next Generation - The Best of Both Worlds (1990)

Action Adventure Science Fiction TV Movie Thriller
Movie
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
6.8 7 votes

Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990)

Animation Action & Adventure
Series
as Kwame
6.2 16 votes

Roots: The Gift (1988)

Drama History TV Movie
Movie
as Kunta Kinte
4.7 3 votes

Houston Knights (1987)

Drama Crime
Series
as Jason Evans

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Action & Adventure Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Geordi La Forge
8.1 279 votes

The Supernaturals (1986)

Horror
Movie
as Pvt. Michael Osgood
2 1 votes

The Midnight Hour (1985)

Comedy Horror Romance
Movie
as Vinnie Davis
5.7 9 votes

Murder, She Wrote (1984)

Mystery Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.1 33 votes

The Jesse Owens Story (1984)

Drama History
Movie
as Professor Preston
8 1 votes

Booker (1984)

Family Drama History
Movie
as Davis

Reading Rainbow (1983)

Series
as Unknown
9.1 7 votes

The Acorn People (1981)

Movie
as Rodney

Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980)

Drama TV Movie
Movie
as Richard Jefferson
4.5 4 votes

The Hunter (1980)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Tommy Price
6.1 22 votes

Dummy (1979)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Donald Lang

Trapper John, M.D. (1979)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.3 5 votes

One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1978)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Ron LeFlore
4.8 2 votes

Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Billy Peoples

Roots (1977)

Drama
Series
as Kunta Kinte
8.3 9 votes

The Love Boat (1977)

Drama Comedy Action & Adventure
Series
as Darnell Hall
5.7 28 votes

Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Cap Jackson
6.9 22 votes

The Captain and Tennille (1976)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown