News and opinions about TV actor LeVar Burton. According to Wikipedia: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr., professionally known as LeVar Burton, is an African-American actor, director and author who first came to prominence playing Kunta Kinte in the 1977 award winning television miniseries Roots, based on the novel by Alex Haley. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota in 1998 and graduate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. He is an avid outdoorsman and snowboarder. At 15 years old he earned second-best mark in his community sports program, Skiing...
- Born: LeVar Jorge Marcus Burton (1957-02-16) February 16, 1957 (age 63) Landstuhl, West Germany
- Citizenship: United States
- Alma mater: Drexel University
- Occupation: Actor, presenter, director, author
- Years active: 1976–present
- Spouse(s): Stephanie Cozart (m. 1992)
- Children: 2
- Awards: See Awards
- Website: levarburton.com
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