LeVar Burton has an impressive collection of titles: author, director, producer, TV presenter, literacy advocate, philanthropist, speaker, and actor. LeVar’s first-ever audition landed him his Emmy-winning role as Kunta Kinte in the 1970’s miniseries Roots. Six years later, he became the host and executive producer of Reading Rainbow, which encouraged children to fall in love with reading for an impressive 23 seasons. Geeks may know LeVar best for his role as Lt. Geordi La Forge in all seven seasons (and four films) of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
LeVar has appeared as himself in Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, Community, and The Big Bang Theory. You can also hear his voice in animated projects Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The New Adventures of Captain Planet, Gargoyles, Family Guy, and Batman: The Animated Series. His latest project is a podcast called “LeVarBurton Reads”, which should be self-explanatory.