LeVar Burton - Rotten Tomatoes

LeVar Burton

Highest Rated:   93% Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Lowest Rated:   38% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)
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Birthplace:   Landstuhl, West Germany
African American actor LeVar Burton was a 19-year-old UCLA drama student when he was catapulted into international fame. On January 23, 1977, Burton made his professional debut as young Kunta Kinte, the protagonist of the classic TV miniseries Roots. He went on to give first-rate performances in such TV movies as Dummy (79) and One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story (78). Among LeVar Burton's more conspicuous TV appearances in the past decade have included his hosting chores on PBS' Reading Rainbow and his regular role as sightless Lieutenant Geordi LaForge on the syndicated Star Trek: The Next Generation (87-92). He has continued playing Lt. LaForge in the feature film versions of Star Trek. Burton is also a published author. Aside from the Star Trek films, his big-screen credits include the biopic Ali. Burton has also directed a handful of projects including episodic television, the senior-citizen romantic comedy Reach for Me, and Miracle's Boys - a drama about three brothers growing up in difficult circumstances.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Ghetto Child
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Star Trek: The Next Generation - Regeneration: Engaging the Borg
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Rise of the Zombies (Dead Walking)
  • Dr. Dan Halpern
2012
No Score Yet And They're Off...
  • Himself
2011
No Score Yet Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
  • Black Lightning
2009
No Score Yet Taken in Broad Daylight
  • Mike Timbrook
2009
No Score Yet Reach for Me
  • Nathanial
  • Director
2008
No Score Yet Rwanda Rising
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Reading Rainbow - Man's Best Friend
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The A.C.L.U. Freedom Files
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Miracle's Boys
  • Director
2005
No Score Yet The N-Word
  • Actor
2004
67% Blizzard
  • Director
2003
38% Star Trek - Nemesis
  • Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge
$43.1M 2002
67% Ali
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
$58.2M 2001
No Score Yet Dancing in September
  • Himself
2000
No Score Yet Our Friend, Martin
  • Martin at 20
1999
No Score Yet Smart House
  • Director
1999
86% Trekkies
  • Actor
1999
55% Star Trek: Insurrection
  • Geordi La Forge
1998
No Score Yet The Tiger Woods Story
  • Director
1998
93% Star Trek: First Contact
  • Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
1996
No Score Yet Yesterday's Target
  • Winstrom
1996
No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • Actor
1995
47% Star Trek Generations
  • Geordie
1994
No Score Yet Parallel Lives
  • Dr. Franklin Carter
1994
No Score Yet Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland
  • Fire Chief J. Allan Mather
1993
No Score Yet Roots: The Gift
  • Kunta Kinte
1988
No Score Yet The Supernaturals
  • Pvt. Michael Osgood
1986
No Score Yet The Midnight Hour
  • Vinnie Davis
1985
No Score Yet The Jesse Owens Story
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Booker
  • Davis
1983
No Score Yet Grambling's White Tiger
  • Actor
1981
50% The Hunter
  • Tommy Price
1980
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
  • Richard
1980
No Score Yet Dummy
  • Donald Lang
1979
No Score Yet One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story
  • Ron LeFlore
1978
No Score Yet Roots: One Year Later
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Battered
  • Andrew Sinclair
1978
71% Looking for Mr. Goodbar
  • Cap Jackson
1977
No Score Yet Almos' a Man
  • Actor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
84% Weird City
2019
  • Dr. Negari
  • 2019
71% Charmed
2004
  • Director
  • 2019
  • 2018
No Score Yet NCIS: New Orleans
2014
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Nero
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
61% Scorpion
2014-2018
  • Director
  • 2017
96% Roots
2016
  • Executive Producer
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2012
No Score Yet Perception
2012-2015
  • Director
  • Paul Haley
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007-2019
  • Himself
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
  • Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Face Off
2011-2017
  • Judge
  • 2012
88% Community
2009-2015
  • Himself
  • 2011
No Score Yet Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!
2007-2010
  • Performer
  • 2010
71% Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2009
No Score Yet Las Vegas
2003-2008
  • Director
  • 2006
No Score Yet Charmed
1998-2006
  • Director
  • 2006
  • 2005
50% Star Trek: Enterprise
2001-2005
  • Director
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2001
No Score Yet JAG
1995-2005
  • Director
  • 2003
96% Boomtown
2002-2003
  • Marvin Lloyd
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Soul Food
2000-2004
  • Director
  • 2001
  • 2000
77% Star Trek: Voyager
1995-2001
  • Director
  • Capt. LaForge
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Becker
1998-2004
  • Haller
  • 2000
90% Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
1993-1999
  • Director
  • 1999
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
75% Pinky and the Brain
1995-1998
  • Voice
  • 1997
82% Christy
1994-1995
  • Dan Dan Scott
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet Captain Planet and the Planeteers
1990-1996
  • Voice
  • 1995
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
1987-1994
  • Director
  • Lt. Geordi La Forge Lt. Cdr. Geordi La Forge
  • 1994
  • 1993
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
  • Dave Robinson
  • 1987
No Score Yet Trapper John, M.D.
1979-1986
  • Actor
  • 1982
88% Roots
1977
  • Kunta Kinte Kunta Kinte (as a young man)
  • 1977

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