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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 Fantasy Island, Murder, She Wrote, Batman: The Animated Series, Christy, Gargoyles, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Ali, Family Guy, Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Transformers: Rescue Bots, The Big Bang Theory, and Perception.