LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

American actor, director, and television host (born 1957)
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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.

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LeVar Burton was born on Saturday, 16 February 1957 in Landstuhl, West Germany. His full name at birth was Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.. He is best known as an actor. Burton's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. LeVar attended high school at Christian Brothers High School. For university, he studied at University of Southern California's School of Theatre.. He is 5' 7" (170 cm) tall with an average build. He has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair (color). His net worth is reported to be $6,000,000 US dollars. LeVar Burton is 67 years old and his zodiac star sign is Aquarius.

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Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.
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Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow
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16 February 1957
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Landstuhl, West Germany
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Actor, presenter, director, author
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5' 7" (170 cm)
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Net worth
$6,000,000 USD
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Christian Brothers High School
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University of Southern California's School of Theatre.
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Partner: Stephanie Cozart Burton (Married) 1 child
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LeVar Burton and Stephanie Cozart Burton
Whenever fans ask me for advice, here's what I tell them: "Use a condom".
  • A DNA test linked Burton to the Hausa people of Nigeria.
  • In July 2009, Burton was sued by a grocery store for an unpaid debt of $2000.
  • LeVar Burton's father, Levardis Robert Burton Senior, was a career 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.
  • His character Geordi La Forge on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987) was named after George La Forge, a Star Trek fan who died from muscular dystrophy.
  • As of November 2003 holds the record for the most number of Star Trek episodes directed by a Star Trek actor. He has directed more than two-dozen episodes for every one of the four "modern era" Trek series.

LeVar Burton is known for his role in the TV series Star Trek: Picard (2020) as Geordi La Forge.

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