LeVar Burton

Actor · Director · Writer
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Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. is an American actor, presenter, director, and author. His first major part was the role of a young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots, a role he reprised in the 1988 television film Roots: The Gift. In 1983 he became the host of the long-running PBS children's series Reading Rainbow, and again performed a lead role as Lt. read more

Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. is an American actor, presenter, director, and author. His first major part was the role of a young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 ABC television miniseries Roots, a role he reprised in the 1988 television film Roots: The Gift. In 1983 he became the host of the long-running PBS children's series Reading Rainbow, and again performed a lead role as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He has also directed a number of television episodes for various iterations of Star Trek, among other programs.

Birth Name

Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

Born

Saturday, 16 February 1957

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Actor Filmography

Tom Swift Barclay 2022
The Problem with Jon Stewart Self 2021
Leverage: Redemption Robert Blanche 2021
Definition Please LeVar Burton 2020
Josh Gates Tonight Self 2020
Star Trek: Picard Geordi La Forge 2020
Tamron Hall Self 2019
Nancy Drew Barclay 2019
Weird City Dr. Negari 2019
Explained Self - Narrator 2018
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Tom Swift Barclay 2022
The Problem with Jon Stewart Self 2021
Leverage: Redemption Robert Blanche 2021
Definition Please LeVar Burton 2020
Josh Gates Tonight Self 2020
Star Trek: Picard Geordi La Forge 2020
Tamron Hall Self 2019
Nancy Drew Barclay 2019
Weird City Dr. Negari 2019
Explained Self - Narrator 2018
OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes Kwame 2017
Roots Ephraim 2016
Kickstarted Self 2015
The Seventies Self - Actor, 'Roots' 2015
Miles From Tomorrowland Dr. Consilium (voice) 2015
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore Self - Panelist 2015
Lennon or McCartney Self 2014
NCIS: New Orleans Rufus Nero 2014
In Saturn's Rings Narrator 2014
HuffPost Live Conversations Self 2014
Rise of the Zombies Dr. Halpern / Dr. Dan Halpern 2012
Home & Family Self, Self - Guest 2012
Larry King Now Himself - Guest 2012
Perception Paul Haley 2012
Harmontown Self - Comptroller / Quark Pffft 2012
The Eric Andre Show Self 2012
Transformers: Rescue Bots Doc Greene / Doc Green (voice), Doc Green (voice), Doc Green (voice) / Doc Greene (voice), Doc Greene, Doc Greene (voice), Doc Greene / Dither, Doc Greene / Trex (voice), Doc Greene / Collider Computer Voice, Doc Greene / Doc Green (voice) / Trex (voice), Doc Greene / Trex / Doc Green (voice), Helper Bot / Doc Greene / Doc Green (voice), Doc Greene / Official #1 (voice), Doc Greene / Dither / Doc Green (voice), Trex / Doc Green / Doc Green (voice), Doc Green / Doc Green (voice) 2011
On the Verge Self - Guest 2011
And They're Off Levar Burton 2011
Fresh Hell Self 2011
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan Self 2011
Face Off Self - Guest Judge 2011
The Talk Self - Guest, Self 2010
The Jensen Project Kendrick 2010
Adventure Time Bubble 2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots (voice) 2010
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Black Lightning / Black Lightning (voice) 2009
Red Carpet Report Self 2009
Community LeVar Burton 2009
Life After Self 2009
The Super Hero Squad Show War Machine 2009
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen Self - Guest 2009
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show Self 2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Himself - Guest 2009
Taken in Broad Daylight Mike Timbrook 2009
Reach for Me Nathanial / Nurse Nathaniel 2008
Pioneers of Television Self 2008
The Big Bang Theory LeVar Burton 2007
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Self 2007
The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catchphrases Self 2006
The N Word Self 2006
Smosh Himself 2005
How William Shatner Changed the World Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge 2005
The Colbert Report Himself 2005
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool Self - Interviewee 2005
Hell's Kitchen Self - Restaurant Patron 2005
The Soup Self 2004
This Week in Tech Self 2004
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (archive footage) 2004
Mornings on IMC Himself 2003
Blizzard Night Watchman Elf 2003
World Poker Tour Self 2003
Star Trek: Nemesis Geordi La Forge / Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 2002
Boomtown Marvin Lloyd 2002
Ali Martin Luther King, Jr. 2001
Weakest Link Self 2001
Dancing in September Self 2001
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge 1999
Family Guy LeVar Burton, Vern 1999
Our Friend, Martin Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton) / Martin at Age 26 1999
Star Trek: Insurrection Geordi La Forge / Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1998
Becker Mr. Haller 1998
Star Trek: The Experience - The Klingon Encounter Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge / Geordi LaForge 1998
Trekkies Himself / Self 1997
Star Trek: First Contact Geordi / Commander Geordi La Forge 1996
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond Himself / Self 1996
Yesterday's Target Winstrom 1996
MADtv Himself 1995
Deadly Games Mr. Metcalf 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Monk 1995
Star Trek: Voyager Captain Geordi La Forge 1995
Star Trek: Generations Geordi / Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge 1994
Gargoyles Anansi / Poacher 2 1994
Extra with Billy Bush Self 1994
Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter 1994
Christy Daniel Scott 1994
Comic Relief VI Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge 1994
Batman: The Animated Series Hayden Sloane / Hatter Hentchman 1992
Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? Self 1991
Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special Self 1991
Captain Planet and the Planeteers Opening Narrator / Kwame, Kwame, Kwame / Opening Narrator, Reporter / Kwame, Camera Store Owner / Kwame, Opening Narrator / Kwame / Wally 1990
Central Park Himself / Self 1989
The Pat Sajak Show Self 1989
The Arsenio Hall Show Himself 1989
Roots: The Gift Kunta Kinte 1988
Sidewalks Entertainment Self - Guest 1988
Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge, Lieutenant Geordi La Forge, Geordi La Forge, Lt. Geordi La Forge, Lieutenant Geordi La Forge / Dr. John Watson 1987
Houston Knights Jason Evans 1987
The Supernaturals Pvt. Michael Osgood 1986
The Midnight Hour Vinnie Davis 1985
Murder, She Wrote Reporter Dave Robinson 1984
The Jesse Owens Story Professor Preston / Prof. Preston 1984
Reading Rainbow Himself - Host 1983
Tom Cottle: Up Close Self 1982
I Love Liberty Self 1982
Grambling's White Tiger Charles 'Tank' Smith 1981
Entertainment Tonight Self 1981
The Acorn People Rodney 1981
Marie Self 1980
The Hunter Tommy Price 1980
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980
The Toni Tennille Show Self 1979
Trapper John, M.D. Luther Peacock 1979
Dummy Donald Lang 1979
The Muppets Go Hollywood Self / Himself 1979
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore 1978
Looking for Mr. Goodbar Cap Jackson 1977
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Billy Peoples 1977
The Love Boat Darnell Hall 1977
Roots Kunta Kinte / Toby 1977
Fantasy Island Edward Ross, Jr. 1977
Shoot for the Stars Self 1977
Anyone for Tennyson? The Master Poets Collection Self - Narrator 1976
Rebop Self - Host (1976) 1976
Almos' a Man Dave 1976
Nova Self / Narrator 1974
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Self 1968
The American Sportsman Self 1965
Jeopardy! Himself - Contestant 1964
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself - Guest 1962

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

Roots 2016
2016 Emmy Outstanding Limited Series Nominated
1996 Emmy Outstanding Children's Program Nominated
1977 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series Nominated
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