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.
|Full name at birth||
Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.
|Claim to fame||
Roots, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Reading Rainbow
|Date of birth||
16 February 1957
|Place of birth||
Landstuhl, West Germany
Actor, presenter, director, author
5' 7" (170 cm)
Christian Brothers High School
University of Southern California's School of Theatre.
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