LeVar Burton

Birthday: Feb 16, 1957
Birthplace: Landstuhl, West Germany
African American actor LeVar Burton was a 19-year-old UCLA drama student when he was catapulted into international fame. On January 23, 1977, Burton made his professional debut as young Kunta Kinte, the protagonist of the classic TV miniseries Roots. He went on to give first-rate performances in such TV movies as Dummy (79) and One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (78). Among LeVar Burton's more conspicuous TV appearances in the past decade have included his hosting chores on PBS' Reading Rainbow and his regular role as sightless Lieutenant Geordi LaForge on the syndicated Star Trek: The Next Generation (87-92). He has continued playing Lt. LaForge in the feature film versions of Star Trek. Burton is also a published author. Aside from the Star Trek films, his big-screen credits include the biopic Ali. Burton has also directed a handful of projects including episodic television, the senior-citizen romantic comedy Reach for Me, and Miracle's Boys - a drama about three brothers growing up in difficult circumstances.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Ghetto Child Actor 2014
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg Actor 2013
No Score Yet Rise of the Zombies (Dead Walking) Dr. Dan Halpern 2012
No Score Yet And They're Off... Himself 2011
No Score Yet For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots Actor 2010
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Black Lightning 2009
No Score Yet Taken in Broad Daylight Mike Timbrook 2009
No Score Yet Reach for Me Nathanial Director 2008
No Score Yet Rwanda Rising Actor 2007
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - Man's Best Friend Actor 2006
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files Actor 2006
No Score Yet Miracle's Boys Director 2005
No Score Yet The N-Word Actor 2004
67% Blizzard Director 2003
37% Star Trek - Nemesis Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge $43.1M 2002
67% Ali Martin Luther King Jr. $58.2M 2001
No Score Yet Dancing in September Himself 2000
No Score Yet Our Friend, Martin Martin at 20 1999
No Score Yet Smart House Director 1999
86% Trekkies Actor 1999
54% Star Trek: Insurrection Geordi La Forge 1998
No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story Director 1998
93% Star Trek: First Contact Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge 1996
No Score Yet Yesterday's Target Winstrom 1996
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Actor 1995
47% Star Trek Generations Geordie 1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter 1994
No Score Yet Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Fire Chief J. Allan Mather 1993
No Score Yet Roots: The Gift Kunta Kinte 1988
No Score Yet The Supernaturals Pvt. Michael Osgood 1986
No Score Yet The Midnight Hour Vinnie Davis 1985
No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story Actor 1984
No Score Yet Booker Davis 1983
No Score Yet Grambling's White Tiger Actor 1981
50% The Hunter Tommy Price 1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard 1980
No Score Yet Dummy Donald Lang 1979
No Score Yet One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore 1978
No Score Yet Roots: One Year Later Actor 1978
No Score Yet Battered Andrew Sinclair 1978
73% Looking for Mr. Goodbar Cap Jackson 1977

TV

CREDIT
83% Weird City
2019
Dr. Negari
  • 2019
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
Director Nero Producer
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
Director
  • 2017
96% Roots
2016
Executive Producer
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
Director Paul Haley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Himself
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Face Off
2011-2017
Judge
  • 2012
88% Community
2009-2015
Himself
  • 2011
  • 2010
95% Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
Performer
  • 2010
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Charmed
2004
Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
Director
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
Director
  • 2003
No Score Yet Boomtown
2002-2003
Marvin Lloyd
  • 2003
  • 2002
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
Director Capt. LaForge
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
Haller
  • 2000
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
Director
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
75% Pinky and the Brain
1995-1998
Voice
  • 1997
82% Christy
1994-1995
Dan Dan Scott
  • 1995
No Score Yet Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1990-1996
Voice
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
Director Lt. Geordi La Forge Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Dave Robinson
  • 1987
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • 1982
86% Roots
1977
Kunta Kinte Kunta Kinte (as a young man)
  • 1977

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