LeVar Burton

16 Feb 1957

Actor, Director

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.

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Filmography (21 titles)

(movie, 2010)
···The Jensen Project
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Kendrick)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
By: Sam Liu
Role: Actor (as Black Lightning)
(movie, 2009)
···Taken in Broad Daylight
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mike Timbrook)
(movie, 2008)
···Reach for Me
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2003)
···Blizzard
Genre: Comedy, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
6.8Star Trek: Nemesis
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge)
(movie, 2001)
···Ali
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Martin Luther King, Jr.)
(movie, 1999)
···Smart House
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
6.5Star Trek: Insurrection
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge)
(movie, 1998)
···The Tiger Woods Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Role: Director
(movie, 1996)
···Star Trek: First Contact
Genre: Science Fiction, Action, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Commander Geordi La Forge)
(movie, 1994)
7.0Star Trek: Generations
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge)
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Fire Chief J. Allan Mather)
(movie, 1988)
···Roots: The Gift
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Kunta Kinte)
(movie, 1985)
···And the Children Shall Lead
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Glenn Scott)
(movie, 1985)
···The Midnight Hour
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Vinnie Davis)
(movie, 1983)
···Emergency Room
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ray Walden)
(movie, 1980)
···The Hunter
Genre: Action, Biography, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Tommy Price)
(movie, 1977)
···Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Cap Jackson)
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Billy Peoples)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Role: Actor (as Ron LeFlore)