Person Details

Birthday: 1957-02-16 22:06:07

Aliases: Levar Burton , Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Landstuhl, Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 31

TV Involvements: 24


Most Famous Work

Biography

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.

Most Famous Work

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Average
8

Star Trek: The Next Generation

(1987) Geordi La Forge
Star Trek: Voyager
Average
8

Star Trek: Voyager

(1995) Captain Geordi La Forge
Perception
Average
7

Perception

(2012) Paul Haley
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Average
6
Star Trek: Nemesis
Average
6

Star Trek: Nemesis

(2002) Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Star Trek: First Contact
Average
7

Star Trek: First Contact

(1996) Commander Geordi La Forge
Star Trek: Insurrection
Average
6

Star Trek: Insurrection

(1998) Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
Average
7

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies

(2009) Black Lightning (voice)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2018 LeVar Burton
Narrator - Himself
2017 Kwame
2016 N/A
2014 Himself
2012 Dr. Dan Halpern
Paul Haley
Doc Green (voice)
2010 Kendrick
2009 Black Lightning (voice)
Himself
Mike Timbrook
2008 Nathanial
2007 Himself
2006 Himself
2003 Night Watchman Elf (uncredited)
N/A
2002 Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
N/A
2001 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Himself
1999 N/A
Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
1998 Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
1997 Himself
1996 Commander Geordi La Forge
Himself
Winstrom
1995 N/A
Mr. Metcalf
Captain Geordi La Forge
1994 Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge
N/A
Dr. Franklin Carter
Himself
Daniel Scott
1993 Fire Chief J. Allan Mather
1991 Himself
1990 Kwame
1989 Himself
1988 Kunta Kinte
Himself
1987 Geordi La Forge
Ben Sumner
Jason Evans
1986 Pvt. Michael Osgood
1985 Vinnie Davis
Glenn Scott
1984 Davis
N/A
Professor Preston
1981 Charles 'Tank' Smith
Rodney
1980 Tommy Price
Richard Jefferson
1979 N/A
Donald Lang
1978 Himself
Ron LeFlore
Andrew Sinclair
1977 Cap Jackson
Darnell Hall
Billy Peoples
Kunta Kinte
1976 N/A
N/A
- N/A
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2016 Co-Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing


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