LeVar Burton

Actor, Film actor

1957 –

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Who is LeVar Burton?

Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr., professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an American actor, presenter, director, producer, and author.

Burton is best known for his roles as the young Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots, Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as the host and executive producer of the long-running PBS children's series Reading Rainbow. He is also known for directing the 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House, starring Katey Sagal.

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Born
Feb 16, 1957
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
Also known as
  • Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr.
  • Levar Burton
  • Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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