LeVar Burton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. (born February 16, 1957, height 5' 7" (1,70 m)) professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an American actor, director, producer and author who first came to prominence portraying Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning ABC television miniseries Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley. He is also well known for his portrayal of Geordi La Forge on the syndicated science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation and as the host of the PBS children's program Reading Rainbow.

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Ali (2001)

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In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jon Voight  •  Mario Van Peebles

In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his unapologetic belief ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Mann
CAST:  Will Smith  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Jon Voight  •  Mario Van Peebles

Smart House (1999)

Ben Cooper and his family struggling to get a grip on household chores, school and work. Ben is the family caretaker. So when Ben sees that a Smart House is being given away, he enters the competition as often as he can. The family wins the house (named Pat). After ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  LeVar Burton
CAST:  Katey Sagal  •  Ryan Merriman  •  Katie Volding  •  Kevin Kilner

Ben Cooper and his family struggling to get a grip on household chores, school and work. Ben is the family caretaker. So when Ben sees that a Smart House is being given away, he enters the competition as often as he can. The family wins the house (named Pat). After ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  LeVar Burton
CAST:  Katey Sagal  •  Ryan Merriman  •  Katie Volding  •  Kevin Kilner

Star Trek: First Contact (1996)

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The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Alice Krige  •  Neal McDonough

The Borg, a relentless race of cyborgs, are on a direct course for Earth. Violating orders to stay away from the battle, Captain Picard and the crew of the newly-commissioned USS Enterprise E pursue the Borg back in time to prevent the invaders from changing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Alice Krige  •  Neal McDonough

Star Trek: Generations (1994)

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Carson
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the Enterprise-D find themselves at odds with the renegade scientist Soran who is destroying entire star systems. Only one man can help Picard stop Soran's scheme...and he's been dead for seventy-eight years.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Carson
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Frakes
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  Brent Spiner  •  LeVar Burton

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  LeVar Burton  •  Brent Spiner

En route to the honeymoon of William Riker to Deanna Troi on her home planet of Betazed, Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise receives word from Starfleet that a coup has resulted in the installation of a new Romulan political leader, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Baird
CAST:  Patrick Stewart  •  Jonathan Frakes  •  LeVar Burton  •  Brent Spiner

Trekkies (1997)

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A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  Barbara Adams  •  Majel Barrett  •  James Doohan

A hilarious look at the universe's most fervent fans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Nygard
CAST:  Denise Crosby  •  Barbara Adams  •  Majel Barrett  •  James Doohan

Our Friend, Martin (1999)

What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the students learn about - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Brousseau  •  Vincenzo Trippetti
CAST:  Edward Asner  •  Angela Bassett  •  Lucas Black  •  Theodore Borders

What begins as a routine class project for a diverse group of sixth-graders turns into a magical, time-traveling adventure they'll never forget! Authentic historical footage of Martin Luther King Jr. is blended with colorful animation as the students learn about - ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Brousseau  •  Vincenzo Trippetti
CAST:  Edward Asner  •  Angela Bassett  •  Lucas Black  •  Theodore Borders

The Hunter (1980)

During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. Now, while he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  LeVar Burton  •  Eli Wallach  •  Ben Johnson

During his long career, bounty hunter Ralph "Papa" Thorson has caught over 5,000 criminals. Now, while he is working on apprehending fugitives in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska, he himself is being hunted by a psychotic killer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Buzz Kulik
CAST:  Steve McQueen  •  LeVar Burton  •  Eli Wallach  •  Ben Johnson

The Tiger Woods Story (1998)

With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  LeVar Burton
CAST:  Keith David  •  Khalil Kain  •  Freda Foh Shen  •  Gary LeRoi Gray

With his father coaching him and his mother providing a strong spiritual influence, Tiger Woods rose to fame and fortune. But his success came at a price, as he endured personal struggles with racism, self-doubt and cultural identity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  LeVar Burton
CAST:  Keith David  •  Khalil Kain  •  Freda Foh Shen  •  Gary LeRoi Gray

Parallel Lives (1994)

A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. Includes a long list of stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael S. O'Rourke  •  James Brolin

A college reunion turns into a tangled web of passion, romance and intrigue as old friends and enemies catch up with each other's lives. Includes a long list of stars.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Linda Yellen
CAST:  Jim Belushi  •  Liza Minnelli  •  Michael S. O'Rourke  •  James Brolin

Rise of the Zombies (2012)

When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heroes are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Lyon
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  LeVar Burton  •  Ethan Suplee

When zombies overrun San Francisco, a desperate group survives by locking themselves inside Alcatraz Prison. When the undead breach the island, our heroes are forced to return to the mainland overrun with the undead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nick Lyon
CAST:  Danny Trejo  •  Mariel Hemingway  •  LeVar Burton  •  Ethan Suplee

The Muppets Go Hollywood (1979)

In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz

In this one-hour special, Kermit the Frog throws a glamorous party at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub to celebrate the premiere of the Muppets' first feature film, The Muppet Movie. Hosts Dick van Dyke and Rita Moreno interview the wide array of celebrities and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stan Harris
CAST:  Frank Oz  •  Jerry Nelson  •  Richard Hunt  •  Dave Goelz

The Supernaturals (1986)

Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a town of confederates. The corpses of the dead soldiers rise up to wreak revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Nichelle Nichols  •  Talia Balsam  •  Bradford Bancroft

Nichelle Nichols is an army sergeant who leads her platoon into the woods of the deep south on a training exercise. Unfortunately, it is the site where a bunch of yankee soldiers murdered a town of confederates. The corpses of the dead soldiers rise up to wreak revenge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Armand Mastroianni
CAST:  Maxwell Caulfield  •  Nichelle Nichols  •  Talia Balsam  •  Bradford Bancroft

Yesterday's Target (1996)

Memory loss, separation and assassins threaten three time-travelers with special powers who are stuck in the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Samson
CAST:  Daniel Baldwin  •  Stacy Haiduk  •  T. K. Carter  •  Richard Herd

Memory loss, separation and assassins threaten three time-travelers with special powers who are stuck in the past.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Samson
CAST:  Daniel Baldwin  •  Stacy Haiduk  •  T. K. Carter  •  Richard Herd

Central Park (1989)

CENTRAL PARK is a film about the famous New York City landmark and the variety of ways in which people make use of it: running, boating, walking, skating, music, theatre, sports, picnics, parades and concerts. The film also illustrates the complex problems the New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederick Wiseman
CAST:  Ed Koch  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Peter Garrett  •  Luciano Pavarotti

CENTRAL PARK is a film about the famous New York City landmark and the variety of ways in which people make use of it: running, boating, walking, skating, music, theatre, sports, picnics, parades and concerts. The film also illustrates the complex problems the New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Frederick Wiseman
CAST:  Ed Koch  •  Francis Ford Coppola  •  Peter Garrett  •  Luciano Pavarotti

Grambling's White Tiger (1981)

A young white goes to a historically-black college for the chance to be the starting quarterback. There he encounters considerable resentment and learns what it's like to be in the minority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Stanford Brown
CAST:  Caitlyn Jenner  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Bill Overton  •  Deborah Pratt

A young white goes to a historically-black college for the chance to be the starting quarterback. There he encounters considerable resentment and learns what it's like to be in the minority.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Georg Stanford Brown
CAST:  Caitlyn Jenner  •  Dennis Haysbert  •  Bill Overton  •  Deborah Pratt

Reach for Me (2008)

Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" relationship, Alvin learns that its not the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  LeVar Burton
CAST:  Seymour Cassel  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Johnny Whitworth  •  Adrienne Barbeau

Old and bitter, Alvin just wants some peace and quiet in his last days. His wish, however, is not granted when a young, vibrant and ironically full of life Kevin becomes Alvin's hospice roommate. Through this "odd couple" relationship, Alvin learns that its not the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  LeVar Burton
CAST:  Seymour Cassel  •  Alfre Woodard  •  Johnny Whitworth  •  Adrienne Barbeau

Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)

Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Yates
CAST:  James Van Der Beek  •  Sara Canning  •  LeVar Burton  •  Diana Reis

Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Yates
CAST:  James Van Der Beek  •  Sara Canning  •  LeVar Burton  •  Diana Reis

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Liu
CAST:  Kevin Conroy  •  Tim Daly  •  Clancy Brown  •  LeVar Burton

United States President Lex Luthor uses the oncoming trajectory of a Kryptonite meteor to frame Superman and declare a $1 billion bounty on the heads of the Man of Steel and his ‘partner in crime’, Batman. Heroes and villains alike launch a relentless pursuit of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Liu
CAST:  Kevin Conroy  •  Tim Daly  •  Clancy Brown  •  LeVar Burton
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