Feb. 16th, 1957
Landstuhl, West Germany
LeVar Burton's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2003 - Blizzard
2002 - Star Trek: Nemesis
2001 - Ali
1998 - Star Trek: Insurrection
1997 - Trekkies
1996 - Star Trek: First Contact
1994 - Star Trek: Generations
1986 - The Supernaturals
1980 - The Hunter
1977 - Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
War Machine (Voiced)
Reporter Dave Robinson
Hayden Sloane (Voiced)
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- 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.
- 1 son named Ian, 1980, decided by the courts after paternity suit. He won joint custody.
- Author of a science fiction novel, Aftermath.
- Is a strong supporter of literacy in children.
- His character Geordi La Forge on _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv) was named after George La Forge, a Star Trek fan who died from muscular dystrophy.
- While co-starring in _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), was also continuing his role as host of _"Reading Rainbow" (1983)_ (qv).
- At age 13, entered a Catholic seminary to study for the priesthood.
- On _"Star Trek: The Next Generation" (1987)_ (qv), his character's parents were played by two of his _"Roots" (1977)_ (qv) co-stars: 'Ben Vereen' (qv) played his father on "Star Trek TNG" and his grandson in _"Roots" (1977)_ (qv) and 'Madge Sinclair' (qv) played his character's wife in _"Roots" (1977)_ (qv) and his mother on "Star Trek TNG".