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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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
1994: Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge - Star Trek: Generations
1996: Commander Geordi La Forge - Star Trek: First Contact
1998: Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge - Star Trek: Insurrection
2002: Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge - Star Trek: Nemesis
1980: Tommy Price - The Hunter
1985: Vinnie Davis - The Midnight Hour
2010: Kendrick - The Jensen Project
1977: Cap Jackson - Looking for Mr. Goodbar
1997: Himself - Trekkies
1986: Pvt. Michael Osgood - The Supernaturals
2009: Mike Timbrook - Taken in Broad Daylight
2009: Nathanial - Reach for Me
1988: Kunta Kinte - Roots: The Gift
2012: Dr. Dan Halpern - Rise of the Zombies
1984: Professor Preston - The Jesse Owens Story
1978: Ron LeFlore - One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
1977: Billy Peoples - Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid
1979: Donald Lang - Dummy
1981: Rodney - The Acorn People
1994: Dr. Franklin Carter - Parallel Lives
1996: Winstrom - Yesterday's Target
1999: Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton) - Our Friend, Martin
1984: Davis - Booker
1993: Fire Chief J. Allan Mather - Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland
1996: Himself - Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond
2014: Himself - Lennon or McCartney
2001: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Ali
2009: Black Lightning (voice) - Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
1994: Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek - The Next Generation
1981: Charles 'Tank' Smith - Grambling's White Tiger
1978: Andrew Sinclair - Battered
1987: Ben Sumner - A Special Friendship
1990: Himself - Central Park
2016: School of the Future
1991: Himself - Star Trek 25th Anniversary Special
2006: Himself - 40 Years of Star Trek
1985: Glenn Scott - And the Children Shall Lead

TV CREDITS:
1987: Jason Evans - Houston Knights
1994: Gargoyles
1995: Captain Geordi La Forge - Star Trek: Voyager
Roots: The Gift
1995: Mr. Metcalf - Deadly Games
1977: Kunta Kinte - Roots
1990: Kwame - Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1984: Murder, She Wrote
2007: Himself - The Big Bang Theory
2002: Boomtown
1979: Trapper John, M.D.
1999: Family Guy
1995: MADtv
1994: Daniel Scott - Christy
2003: World Poker Tour
1976: The Captain and Tennille
2012: Doc Green (voice) - Transformers: Rescue Bots
2009: Himself - Community
2012: Paul Haley - Perception
1977: Darnell Hall - The Love Boat
1987: Geordi La Forge - Star Trek: The Next Generation
1980: Richard Jefferson - Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
2018: Narrator - Himself - Explained