LeVar Burton

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LeVar Burton
Birth name Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr.
Born February 16, 1957 in Landstuhl, West Germany
Sometimes credited as Levar Burton
Notable Roles Reading Rainbow: Host
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Geordi La Forge
Notable Episodes
Awards 1 Chicago International Children's Film Festivel Award
6 Daytime Emmy Awards
4 Image Awards
1 TV Land Award
Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Roots Kunta Kinte 1977 miniseries
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Richard Jefferson 1980 miniseries
Reading Rainbow Host 1983–2006
Star Trek: The Next Generation Geordi La Forge 1987–1994 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Perception Paul Haley 2012–2015 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Trapper John, M.D. Luther Peacock 3x22 - A Piece of the Action April 11, 1982
Fantasy Island (1978) Edward Ross, Jr. 6x19 - Edward / The Extraordinary Miss Jones April 9, 1983
The Love Boat Darnell Hall 7x22 - Love Is Blind / Baby Makers / Lady & The Maid March 3, 1984
Murder, She Wrote Dave Robinson 3x16 - Death Takes a Dive February 22, 1987
Star Trek: Voyager Captain Geordi LaForge 5x06 - Timeless November 18, 1998
Becker Mr. Haller 3x07 - Beckerethics November 20, 2000
Boomtown Marvin Lloyd 2x05 - The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang December 27, 2003
Family Guy Himself 4x06 - Petarded June 19, 2005
The Big Bang Theory Himself 4x17 - The Toast Derivation February 24, 2011
The Big Bang Theory Himself 6x07 - The Habitation Configuration November 8, 2012
The Big Bang Theory Himself 8x10 - The Champagne Reflection November 20, 2014

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid Billy Peoples September 12, 1977 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story Ron LeFlore September 26, 1978 CBS Tuesday Night at the Movies
Battered Andrew Sinclair Septemeber 26, 1978
Dummy Donald Lang May 27, 1979
The Acorn People Rodney March 2, 1982
Grambling's White Tiger Charles "Tank" Smith October 4, 1981 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
Emergency Room Ray Walden July 17, 1983
The Jesse Owens Story Professor Preston July 9, 1984
Booker (TV movie) Davis October 1, 1984
And the Children Shall Lead Glenn Scott 1985
The Midnight Hour Vinnie Davis November 1, 1985
Liberty Robert Johnson June 23, 1986
A Special Friendship Ben Sumner March 31, 1987
Roots: The Gift Kunta Kinte December 11, 1988
Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland Fire Chief J. Allan Mather February 7, 1993
Parallel Lives Dr. Franklin Carter August 14, 1994
Yesterday's Target Winstrom March 20, 1997

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The $25,000 Pyramid October 4-8, 1982
The $25,000 Pyramid February 7-11, 1983
The $25,000 Pyramid May 9-13, 1983
The $25,000 Pyramid August 22-26, 1983
The $25,000 Pyramid January 9-13, 1984
The $25,000 Pyramid August 13-17, 1984
The $25,000 Pyramid February 25-March 1, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid July 29-August 2, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid October 7-11, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid November 25-29, 1985
The $25,000 Pyramid February 10-14, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid May 19-23, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid July 14-18, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid September 29-October 3, 1986
The $25,000 Pyramid November 3-7, 1986

Director

Episodes Directed

Series Episode Airdate
Star Trek: The Next Generation 6x24 - Second Chances May 22, 1993
Star Trek: The Next Generation 7x12 - The Pegasus January 8, 1994

Made-for-TV Movies Directed

Title Airdate Series/Banner
Smart House June 26, 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

(2 Wins in 21 Nominations)

  • Won: Outstanding Performer in a Children's Series (2001, 2002)
Reading Rainbow