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LeVar Burton

Film Director / Writer / Television Presenter / Television Director / Television Producer / Actor | * 02/16/1957 (65) | Landstuhl, Rhineland Palatinate (Germany)
Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. (born February 16, 1957) is an American actor and television host, best known for playing Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994). He also played Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977), and was host of the PBS Kids educational television series Reading Rainbow for more than 23 years (1983–2006). He received 12 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award as host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow. His other roles include Cap Jackson in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Donald Lang in Dummy (1979), Tommy Price in The Hunter (1980), which earned him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, and Martin Luther King Jr. in ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Action & Adventure

Known for these Movies & Shows

Star Trek: Nemesis

PG-13

2002 | 3.2/5 | 1h 57min
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Roots

Certification unknown

1977 | 3.8/5 | 1h 30min per episode

Awards & Nominations for LeVar Burton

Daytime Emmy Awards NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture 4x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series) Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Ignyte Award for Best Fiction Podcast The Ember Award NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture 3x Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series 7x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series) Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album

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Movies with LeVar Burton as Actor(51)

as himself2020 Definition Please
as himself2018 Brentwood
as himself2014 Lennon or McCartney
as Dr. Dan Halpern2012 Rise of the Zombies
as Kendrick2010 The Jensen Project
as Mike Timbrook2009 Taken in Broad Daylight
as Black Lightning (voice)2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
as Nathanial2008 Reach for Me
as himself2006 40 Years of Star Trek
as Night Watchman Elf (uncredited)2003 Blizzard
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
as Martin Luther King, Jr.2001 Ali
as Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)1999 Our Friend, Martin
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
as himself1997 Trekkies
as Winstrom1996 Yesterday's Target
as Commander Geordi La Forge1996 Star Trek: First Contact
as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge1994 Star Trek: Generations
as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things
as Dr. Franklin Carter1994 Parallel Lives
as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge1993 Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit
as Fire Chief J. Allan Mather1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland
as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge1990 Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds
as himself1989 Central Park
as Kunta Kinte1988 Roots: The Gift
as Ben Sumner1987 A Special Friendship
as Robert Johnson1986 Liberty
as Pvt. Michael Osgood1986 The Supernaturals
as Vinnie Davis1985 The Midnight Hour
as Glenn Scott1985 And the Children Shall Lead
as Professor Preston1984 The Jesse Owens Story
as Davis1984 Booker
as Rodney1981 The Acorn People
as Charles 'Tank' Smith1981 Grambling's White Tiger
as Tommy Price1980 The Hunter
as Donald Lang1979 Dummy
as Andrew Sinclair1978 Battered
as himself1978 Mickey's 50
as Billy Peoples1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid
as Cap Jackson1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar

TV Shows/Series with LeVar Burton as Actor(30)

as Barclay (voice)2022 Tom Swift
as Dr. Negari2019 Weird City
as Narrator - Himself2018 Explained
as Doc Green (voice)2012 Transformers: Rescue Bots
as himself2012 The Eric Andre Show
as Paul Haley2012 Perception
as himself2009 Community
as himself2007 The Big Bang Theory
as himself2001 Star Trek: Enterprise
as Self - Guest1997 The View
as Mr. Metcalf1995 Deadly Games
as Captain Geordi La Forge1995 Star Trek: Voyager
1995 MADtv
as Daniel Scott1994 Christy
as Geordi La Forge1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation
as Jason Evans1987 Houston Knights
as Himself / Host1983 Reading Rainbow
as Darnell Hall1977 The Love Boat
as Kunta Kinte1977 Roots

Movies with LeVar Burton as Crew(4)

Directing/Director2008 Reach for Me
Directing/Director2003 Blizzard
Directing/Director1999 Smart House
Directing/Director1998 The Tiger Woods Story

TV Shows/Series with LeVar Burton as Crew(13)

Production/Co-Executive Producer2016 Roots
Directing/Director2014 Scorpion
Directing/Director2014 NCIS: New Orleans
Directing/Director2012 Perception
Directing/Director2005 Miracle's Boys
Directing/Director2003 Las Vegas
Directing/Director2001 Star Trek: Enterprise
Directing/Director2000 Soul Food
Directing/Director1998 Charmed
Directing/Director1995 Star Trek: Voyager
Directing/Director1995 JAG
Directing/Director1993 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Directing/Director1987 Star Trek: The Next Generation

Additional Information

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Born: Saturday, 02/16 1957 (February) in Landstuhl, Rhineland Palatinate (Germany) (current age: 65 years + 131 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Christian Brothers High School, USC School of Dramatic Arts, University of Southern California
Children: Mica Burton
Other names for LeVar Burton (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr."
LeVar Burton frequently works together with these people:
Phil LaMarr (29x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (29x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (27x, Actor)
Danny Smith (24x, Actor)
Mae Whitman (21x, Actress)
Gary Cole (19x, Actor)
Tara Strong (18x, Actress)
Nicole Sullivan (18x, Actress)
Jonathan Frakes (17x, Actor)
Patrick Stewart (16x, Actor)
Michael Dorn (16x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:4124, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/03/2022