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LeVar Burton


LeVar Burton was born on February 16, 1957 in Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Reading Rainbow (1983) and Captain Planet and the Planeteers (1990). He has been married to Stephanie Cozart Burton since October 3, 1992. They ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2015 Practice Makes Perfect
Principal Healy
 2012-2014 Perception (TV Series)
Paul Haley
- Dirty (2014) ... Paul Haley
- Silence (2014) ... Paul Haley
- Prologue (2014) ... Paul Haley
- Bolero (2014) ... Paul Haley
- Inconceivable (2014) ... Paul Haley
 2011-2014 Transformers: Rescue Bots (TV Series)
Doc Greene / Doc Green / Trex / ...
- Changes (2014) ... Doc Greene (voice)
- The Vigilant Town (2014) ... Doc Greene (voice)
- The Island of Misfit Tech (2014) ... Doc Greene (voice)
- Space Bots (2014) ... Doc Greene (voice)
- Feed the Beast (2014) ... Doc Greene (voice)
 2013 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Bubble
- BMO Lost (2013) ... Bubble (voice)
 2010 The Jensen Project (TV Movie)
Kendrick
 2009 Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Mike Timbrook
 2009 Simple Wishes (Short)
Narrator
 2008 Reach for Me
Nurse Nathaniel
 2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
Vern
- Petarded (2005) ... Vern (voice)
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Marvin Lloyd
- The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang (2003) ... Marvin Lloyd (as Levar Burton)
 2003 Blizzard
Night Watchman Elf (uncredited)
 2000 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Haller
- Beckerethics (2000) ... Mr. Haller
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Martin at Age 26 (voice, as Levar Burton)
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Geordi (as Levar Burton)
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact
Geordi (as Levar Burton)
 1990-1996 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Kwame / Opening Narrator / Reporter / ...
- 101 Mutations (1996) ... Kwame (voice)
- Greed Is the Word (1996) ... Kwame (voice)
- Delta Gone (1996) ... Kwame (voice)
- Never the Twain Shall Meet (1996) ... Kwame (voice)
- Twelve Angry Animals (1996) ... Kwame (voice)
 1996 Yesterday's Target (TV Movie)
Winstrom
 1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Anansi / Poacher 2
- Mark of the Panther (1996) ... Anansi / Poacher 2 (voice)
 1995 Deadly Games (TV Series)
Mr. Metcalf
- Boss (1995) ... Mr. Metcalf
 1995 Christy (TV Series)
Daniel Scott
- The Road Home (1995) ... Daniel Scott
- Second Sight (1995) ... Daniel Scott
- Babe in the Woods (1995) ... Daniel Scott
- The Hostage (1995) ... Daniel Scott
- Green Apples (1995) ... Daniel Scott
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Monk
- The Frog Prince (1995) ... Monk (voice)
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Dr. Franklin Carter
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Hayden Sloane / Hatter Hentchman
- The Worry Men (1993) ... Hayden Sloane / Hatter Hentchman (voice)
 1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (TV Movie)
Fire Chief J. Allan Mather
 1988 Roots: The Gift (TV Movie)
Kunta Kinte
 1987 Houston Knights (TV Series)
Jason Evans
- Bad Girl (1987) ... Jason Evans
 1987 A Special Friendship (TV Movie)
Ben Sumner
 1986 Liberty (TV Movie)
Robert Johnson
 1986 The Supernaturals
Pvt. Michael Osgood
 1985 And the Children Shall Lead (TV Movie)
Glenn Scott
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie)
Vinnie Davis
 1984 Booker (TV Short)
Davis
 1984 The Jesse Owens Story (TV Movie)
Professor Preston
 1984 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Darnell Hall
 1983 Emergency Room (TV Movie)
Ray Walden
 1983 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Edward Ross Jr.
- Edward/The Extraordinary Miss Jones (1983) ... Edward Ross Jr.
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Luther Peacock
- A Piece of the Action (1982) ... Luther Peacock (as Levar Burton)
 1981 Grambling's White Tiger (TV Movie)
Charles 'Tank' Smith
 1981 The Acorn People (TV Movie)
Rodney
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Richard Jefferson
 1979 Dummy (TV Movie)
Donald Lang
 1978 Battered (TV Movie)
Andrew Sinclair
 1977 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Cap Jackson
 1977 Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (TV Movie)
Billy Peoples
 1977 One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (TV Movie)
Ron LeFlore
 1977 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Kunta Kinte / Toby
- Part IV (1977) ... Kunta Kinte / Toby
- Part III (1977) ... Kunta Kinte / Toby
- Part II (1977) ... Kunta Kinte / Toby
- Part I (1977) ... Kunta Kinte / Toby
 1976 Rebop (TV Series)
Host
 1976 Almos' a Man (TV Short)
Dave
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Alternate Names:

Levar Burton

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Trivia:

Has played Madge Sinclair's son in four different productions: Almos' a Man (1976), One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1977), Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He also played her character's husband in Roots (1977), though by that time the role of the older Kunta Kinte had been assumed by John Amos. See more »

Trademark:

Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) and four of the Star Trek films

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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