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LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

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    • February 16th, 1957
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.

Starring LeVar Burton on Plex

Filmography

Acting (26 Credits)

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2014Star Trek: The Next Generation - All Good Things as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
2012Rise of the Zombies as Dr. Dan Halpern
2012Perception as Paul Haley
2011Transformers: Rescue Bots as Doc Green (voice)
2009Taken in Broad Daylight as Mike Timbrook
2009Superman/Batman: Public Enemies as Black Lightning (voice)
2003Blizzard as Night Watchman Elf (uncredited)
2002Star Trek: Nemesis as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
2001Ali as Martin Luther King, Jr.
1999Our Friend, Martin as Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
1998Star Trek: Insurrection as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
1996Star Trek: First Contact as Commander Geordi La Forge
1994Star Trek: Generations as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
1994Christy as Daniel Scott
1993Star Trek: The Next Generation: Gambit as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
1990Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Best of Both Worlds as Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
1990Captain Planet and the Planeteers as Kwame
1988Roots: The Gift as Kunta Kinte
1987Star Trek: The Next Generation: Encounter at Farpoint as Lt. Geordi La Forge
1987Star Trek: The Next Generation as Geordi La Forge
1986The Supernaturals as Pvt. Michael OsgoodWatch Free
1985The Midnight Hour as Vinnie Davis
1980The Hunter as Tommy Price
1980Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones as Richard Jefferson
1977Looking for Mr. Goodbar as Cap Jackson
1977Roots as Kunta Kinte

Director (2 Credits)

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Himself (1 Credits)

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1997Trekkies as Himself

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