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|Born|| Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr.|
February 16, 1957
Landstuhl, West Germany
|Characters played||War Machine|
He is well known for playing Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award-winning miniseries Roots, Geordi La Forge in the Star Trek franchise, and as the host of the PBS children's program Reading Rainbow.
Other notable roles include Almos' a Man, Rebop, Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Hunter, Trapper John, M.D., Fantasy Island, The Love Boat, The Jesse Owens Story, And the Children Shall Lead, Murder, She Wrote, Batman: The Animated Series, Gargoyles, Christy, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Martin Luther King, Jr. in Ali, Blizzard, Family Guy, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Adventure Time, Community, The Big Bang Theory, Perception, Miles from Tomorrowland, Transformers: Rescue Bots, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes.