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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: First Contact (1996), Star Trek: Generations (1994) and Star Trek: Insurrection (1998). He has been married to Stephanie Cozart Burton since October 3, 1992. They have one ... See full bio »

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

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Star Trek: Nemesis
Star Trek: Nemesis Geordi La Forge


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 2017 OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes (TV Series)
 2011-2016 Transformers: Rescue Bots (TV Series)
Doc Greene / Trex / Dither / ...
 2016 Miles from Tomorrowland (TV Series)
Dr. Consilium
 2016 Roots (TV Mini-Series)
 2012-2015 Perception (TV Series)
Paul Haley
 2015/I Practice Makes Perfect
Principal Healy
 2011-2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
LeVar Burton
 2014 Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff (Video Game)
Geordi La Forge (voice)
 2011-2014 Community (TV Series)
LeVar Burton
 2013 Adventure Time (TV Series)
 2012 Rise of the Zombies
Dr. Halpern
 2010 The Jensen Project (TV Movie)
 2010 Star Trek Online (Video Game)
Geordi La Forge (voice)
 2009 The Super Hero Squad Show (TV Series)
War Machine
 2009 Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Video)
Black Lightning (voice)
 2009 Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie)
Mike Timbrook
 2009 Simple Wishes (Short)
 2008 Reach for Me
Nurse Nathaniel
 2005 Family Guy (TV Series)
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Marvin Lloyd
 2003 Blizzard
Night Watchman Elf (uncredited)
 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis
Geordi La Forge
 2001 Ali
Martin Luther King, Jr.
 2000 Becker (TV Series)
Mr. Haller
 1999 Our Friend, Martin (Video)
Martin at Age 26 (voice, as Levar Burton)
 1998 Star Trek: Insurrection
Geordi (as Levar Burton)
 1998 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series)
Captain Geordi La Forge
 1998 Star Trek: The Experience - The Klingon Encounter (Short)
Lt. Commander La Forge
 1997 Star Trek: Generations (Video Game)
Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge (voice)
 1996 Star Trek: First Contact
Geordi (as Levar Burton)
 1990-1996 Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series)
Kwame / Opening Narrator / Reporter / ...
 1996 Yesterday's Target (TV Movie)
 1996 Gargoyles (TV Series)
Anansi / Poacher 2
 1995 Star Trek: The Next Generation - A Final Unity (Video Game)
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (voice)
 1995 Deadly Games (TV Series)
Mr. Metcalf
 1995 Christy (TV Series)
Daniel Scott
 1995 Gargoyles (Video Game)
Anansi / Poacher 2
 1994 Star Trek: Generations
 1994 Parallel Lives (TV Movie)
Dr. Franklin Carter
 1987-1994 Star Trek: The Next Generation (TV Series)
Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge / Lieutenant Geordi La Forge / Lt. Geordi La Forge
 1993 Batman: The Animated Series (TV Series)
Hayden Sloane / Hatter Hentchman
 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
 1987 A Special Friendship (TV Movie)
Ben Sumner
 1987 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Reporter Dave Robinson
 1986 Cameo: Word Up! (Video short)
Police Detective
 1986 The Supernaturals
Pvt. Michael Osgood
 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.
 1982 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Luther Peacock
 1981 Grambling's White Tiger (TV Movie)
Charles 'Tank' Smith
 1981 The Acorn People (TV Movie)
 1980 The Hunter
Tommy Price
 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
 1976 Rebop (TV Series)
 1976 Almos' a Man (TV Short)
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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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Because storytelling, and visual storytelling, was put in the hands of everybody, and we have all now become storytellers. See more »


Is a strong supporter of literacy in children. See more »


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

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