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Levar Burton

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Biography

Burton in April 2014

Source: Wikipedia

Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. (born February 16, 1957), professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an American actor, presenter, director, producer, and author. He 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 has also directed a number of television episodes.

Fact file

  • Born: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. February 16, 1957 (age 58) Landstuhl, West Germany
  • Nationality: American
  • Other names: LeVar Burton
  • Occupation: Actor, director, producer, author
  • Years active: 1976–present
  • Spouse(s): Stephanie Cozart Burton (m. 1992–present)
  • Children: Eian Burton Michaela Jean Burton
  • Awards: See Awards
  • Website: levarburton.com

Read more about Levar Burton at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Video: LeVar Burton Discusses Roots’ ‘Unprecedented’ Impact
Access HW TV, 2013-02-05 06:56:04
Levar Burton tells Access when he knew “Roots” was something special at PBS’ “Pioneers of Television: The Miniseries” event at the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City. Also, he discusses the impact the ABC miniseries had in America.

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