Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. (born February 16, 1957) is an American actor, director, and children's television host. He is best known for his role as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation, his role as Kunta Kinte in the ABC miniseries Roots (1977), and as host of Reading Rainbow for 23 years.
LeVar Burton Tells ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ the Country is Still Dealing with Issues Rooted in Slavery
Actor, TV and podcast host LeVar Burton rose to fame on the classic 1977 miniseries “Roots,” based on Alex Haley’s novel about slavery. Now, decades later, Burton says the country is still grappling with issues rooted in slavery in an interview with Mo Rocca for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast on Sunday,
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TNG Actor Speaks out About Racism in America
During an interview for CBS Sunday Morning filmed on Thursday, Star Trek: The Next Generation actor LeVar Burton spoke out about the racism that still exists in the United States. In the conversation about his career and his social justice work with journalist Mo Rocca,
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Levar Burton Will Appear on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
Actor, TV and podcast host LeVar Burton rose to fame on the classic 1977 miniseries "Roots," based on Alex Haley's novel about slavery. Now, decades later, Burton says the country is still grappling with issues rooted in slavery in an interview with Mo Rocca for CBS SUNDAY MORNING to be broadcast on Sunday,
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LeVar Burton, Actor: Star Trek: Generations. LeVar Burton was born on February 16, 1957 in Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany as Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. He is an actor and director, known for Star Trek: Generations (1994), Star Trek VIII: First Contact (1996) and Roots (1977). He has been married to Stephanie Cozart Burton since October 3, 1992. They have one child.
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LeVar Burton's father, Levardis Robert Burton Senior, was a United States Army NCO from 1954 to 1976. Levardis Burton retired in the rank of Sergeant First Class, just as his son's acting career was beginning to gain notoriety. As of November 2003, he holds the record for the most number of Star Trek episodes directed by a Star Trek actor.
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2 days ago · Actor and TV and podcast host LeVar Burton rose to fame in the classic 1977 miniseries "Roots," based on Alex Haley's novel about slavery. Now, decades later, in an interview with Mo Rocca to be ...
Nov 13, 2020 · A petition to get LeVar Burton to become the new "Jeopardy!" host is gaining traction and has almost reached its goal of 75,000 signatures Friday. Fans hope he's among a list of candidates to...
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Nov 13, 2020 · About LeVar Burton An American actor and children's television host, LeVar Burton is best known for his role as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and as host of "Reading Rainbow". He joined a seminary to become a priest when he was 13 years old, but later had doubts about his religion.
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May 29, 2020 · LeVar Burton (Getty Images) 'Reading Rainbows' star LeVar Burton is one of the kindest and most patient people in Hollywood. Generations of children who have grown up to the legendary actor reading children's stories to them, were totally taken by surprise when they saw the usually soft-spoken actor shoot off an angry tweet on his page.