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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 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 21 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge / Lieutenant Geordi La Forge / Dr. John Watson
(1987-1994)
Reading Rainbow
Reading Rainbow Himself - Host
(1983-2015)
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Kwame / Opening Narrator / Camera Store Owner / Reporter / Wally
(1990-1996)

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 2017 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (TV Series)
Kwame
- The Power Is Yours! (2017) ... Kwame (voice)
 2011-2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots (TV Series)
Doc Greene / Trex / Dither / ...
- Transformations (2016) ... Doc Greene (voice)
- Upgrades (2016) ... Doc Greene / Trex (voice)
- Pizza Pi Party (2016) ... Doc Greene (voice)
- Part-Time Heroes (2016) ... Doc Greene / Official #1 (voice)
- All Spark Day (2016) ... Doc Greene (voice)
 2016 Miles from Tomorrowland (TV Series)
Dr. Consilium
- The First Day of Galactic School/Miles Underwater (2016) ... Dr. Consilium (voice)
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
Ephraim
- Part 1 (2016) ... Ephraim
 2012-2015 Perception (TV Series)
Paul Haley
- Run (2015) ... Paul Haley (credit only)
- Romeo (2015) ... Paul Haley
- Mirror (2015) ... Paul Haley (credit only)
- Meat (2015) ... Paul Haley (credit only)
- Brainstorm (2015) ... Paul Haley
 2013 Adventure Time (TV Series)
Bubble
- BMO Lost (2013) ... Bubble (voice)
 2010 The Jensen Project (TV Movie)
Kendrick
 2009 The Super Hero Squad Show (TV Series)
War Machine
- Tales of Suspense! (2009) ... War Machine (voice)
 2009 Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Mike Timbrook
 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)
 2000 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Haller
- Beckerethics (2000) ... Mr. Haller
 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
 1985 The Midnight Hour (TV Movie)
Vinnie Davis
 1985 And the Children Shall Lead (TV Movie)
Glenn Scott
 1984 Booker (TV Short)
William 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 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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Featured as Geordi LaForge in "Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous", the "Star Trek" planetarium production sanctioned by Paramount Pictures. "Star Trek: Orion Rendezvous" has played at science centers and planetariums nationwide as part of Star Trek: Federation Science, where Burton also participated in videos with other cast members ... See more »

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11 Interviews | 8 Articles | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Levar Burton

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I get most of my news updates from electronic and social media. See more »

Trivia:

Met his wife, Stephanie Cozart Burton, during the filming of Roots: The Gift (1988). They were married on the same day as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (October 3, 1992). See more »

Trademark:

Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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