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Birth information

16 February 1957 Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Given Name

Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

How tall is LeVar Burton?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Stephanie Cozart Burton

Significant features of LeVar Burton

Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

How much money has LeVar Burton earned?

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) $100,000 per episode

What movies did LeVar Burton play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Roots (2016) , Reading Rainbow Video Field Trips (2012) ,
Directors Filmography
NCIS: New Orleans (2019) , Scorpion (2017) , Perception (2014) , Reach for Me (2008) , Las Vegas (2006) , Charmed (2006) , Star Trek: Enterprise (2005) , Miracle's Boys (2005) , JAG (2003) , Blizzard (2003) , Star Trek: Voyager (2001) , Soul Food (2001) , Smart House (1999) , Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1999) , The Tiger Woods Story (1998) , Star Trek: The Next Generation...

Birth information

16 February 1957 Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

Given Name

Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

How tall is LeVar Burton?

1.7 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Stephanie Cozart Burton

Significant features of LeVar Burton

Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987)

How much money has LeVar Burton earned?

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) $100,000 per episode

What movies did LeVar Burton play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Roots (2016) , Reading Rainbow Video Field Trips (2012) ,
Directors Filmography
NCIS: New Orleans (2019) , Scorpion (2017) , Perception (2014) , Reach for Me (2008) , Las Vegas (2006) , Charmed (2006) , Star Trek: Enterprise (2005) , Miracle's Boys (2005) , JAG (2003) , Blizzard (2003) , Star Trek: Voyager (2001) , Soul Food (2001) , Smart House (1999) , Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1999) , The Tiger Woods Story (1998) , Star Trek: The Next Generation...

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LeVar Burton in Reading Rainbow (1983)

Attended and graduated from Christian Brothers High School in Sacramento, California in 1974.

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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.

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As of November 2003, he 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.

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While co-starring in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), he was also continuing his role as host of Reading Rainbow (1983).

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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.

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Is a strong supporter of literacy in children.

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On Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), his character's parents were played by two of his Roots (1977) co-stars: Ben Vereen played his father on "Star Trek TNG" and his grandson in Roots (1977) and Madge Sinclair played his character's wife in Roots (1977) and his mother on "Star Trek TNG".

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At age 13, he entered a Catholic seminary to study for the priesthood.

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In the original Next Generation script, Burton's character, Geordi LaForge, was going to be gay.

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Attended and graduated from the University of Southern California School of Theatre.

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Met his wife, Stephanie Cozart Burton, during the filming of Roots: The Gift (1988). They were married on the same day as Barack Obama and Michelle Obama (October 3, 1992).

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Has played Madge Sinclair's son in four different productions: Almos' a Man (1976), One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (1978), Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) and Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). He also played her character's husband in Roots (1977), though by that time the role of the older Kunta Kinte had been assumed by John Amos.

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Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 15, 1990.

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His daughter, Mica Burton, will graduate from the University of Michigan in 2016.

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His mother, Erma Gene (Christian), was a social worker, administrator and English teacher.

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He was Kevin Pollak's first guest on Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009).

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Three years before taking on the role of blind helmsman/engineer Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), he played a blind passenger on The Love Boat (1977), in the episode segment "Love Is Blind".

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Named Ralph Nelson's Lilies of the Field (1963) with Sidney Poitier as his favorite film for the American Film Institute.

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Is a regular guest as himself on The Big Bang Theory (2007).

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Is a huge fan of the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966) series.

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Currently lives in Sherman Oaks, California.

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Has a son Eian Burton (b. June 23, 1980 in Los Angeles) from a previous relationship.

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As an avid supporter of children's development, Levar showcased his exceptional general knowledge in an episode of The Weakest Link - Star Trek Edition, aired on 26 November 2001 and won a record-breaking $167,500 for his charity, Junior Achievement Southern California.

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LeVar Burton and Patrick Stewart in Reading Rainbow (1983)

Credits Louis Gossett Jr. and Patrick Stewart as his favorite acting mentors/best friends.

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His acting mentors are Louis Gossett Jr. and Patrick Stewart.

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LeVar Burton was the narrator for the audio recording of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham: 1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Patrick Stewart in Reading Rainbow (1983)

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Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, and Patrick Stewart in Reading Rainbow (1983)

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