Levar Burton

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LeVar Burton

In 1986, he appeared in the video for the song ‘Word Up’ funk-R & B group ‘Cameo’. In the future, the actor was invited to conduct ‘Rebop’ – multicultural show for children and teenagers from nine to thirteen supplied WGBH channel PBS. Burton also created and became the leading and executive producer of the project ‘Reading Rainbow’; it began on PBS in 1983, eat, and ended in the 2009th.

Author: Ivan Matkovskiy

Levardis Robert Martin Burton, Jr., better known as LeVar Burton (Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. 16.02.1957) – American actor, director and writer. Burton fame after starring in the popular Quinta Kanta 1977 miniseries ‘Roots’ (‘Roots’) of the product of Alex Haley. Also, Burton is known for roles Geordi La Forge in the sci-fi series’ Star Trek ‘(‘ Star Trek ‘), planetchika Kwame in’ Captain Planet and Planetchiki ‘(‘ Captain Planet and the Planeteers’) and a leading children’s channel program PBS ‘Rainbow Reading ‘(‘ Reading Rainbow ‘).

Burton was born in a family of Americans in the regional medical center in Landstule US Army in West Germany. His mother, Irma Jean Burton (Christian), was a social worker, administrator and teacher; father – Levardis Robert Martin Burton – was a photographer for the US Army, whose unit was stationed just in Landstule.

Burton grew up with her two sisters in Sacramento, California; I was brought up by his mother. The boy grew up a devout Catholic, and to thirteen years already entered the seminary, planning in future to become a priest. He graduated from the school in 1974, after which he entered the theater department of the University of Southern California.

The TV career Burton started with small roles in various TV shows – so he played a guest at the ‘Fantasy Island’ (‘Fantasy Island’), he was one of the party ‘Battle of the Network Stars’, guest parties ‘Muppets’ on the release of a feature film based on the transmission and a frequent participant in various game projects. In 1986 he appeared in the video for the song ‘Word Up’ funk-R & B group ‘Cameo’. In the future, the actor was invited to conduct ‘Rebop’ – multicultural show for children and teenagers from nine to thirteen supplied WGBH channel PBS. Burton also created and became the leading and executive producer of the project ‘Reading Rainbow’; it began on PBS in 1983, eat, and ended in the 2009th.

In 1986, Jean Roddenberi LeVar invited to the role of Lieutenant Geordi La Forge in the television series “Star Trek: The Next Generation ‘(‘ Star Trek: Next Generation ‘). Began to participate in the show in 1986, Burton went on to play a role in ‘Star Trek Generations’ (‘ Star Trek: Generations’) 1994 and “Star Trek: Nemesis’ (‘Star Trek: Nemesis’) of 2002 . Burton has also served as a director and a guest star in an episode of the fifth season of the series ‘Star Trek: Voyager’ (‘Star Trek: Voyager’).

In general, in the nineties – the beginning of zero Burton directed almost all the series of the universe ‘Star Trek’ that existed at that time. Known

he became the director of a greater number of episodes than any other member of the crew team. He also studied directing episodes of TV series’ Charmed ‘(‘ Charmed ‘),’ JAG ‘(‘ JAG ‘),’ Las Vegas’ (‘Las Vegas’) and’ food for the soul ‘(‘ Soul Food: The Series’). Also under his leadership it was filmed the miniseries’ Wonder Boys’ (‘Miracle’s Boys’) and the documentary “History of Tiger Woods’ (‘ The Tiger Woods Story ‘).

Burton is on the Board of Directors of the Directors Guild of America.

His debut as a film director, was the picture of 2003 ‘Blizzard’ (‘Blizzard’); for it Burton won ‘Best Festival’ at the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and a nomination for the prize ‘Genie Award’ for his work on the main song of the film, ‘Center of My Heart’.

The most recent of his directorial project – ‘Reach For Me’ – was released in theaters in March 2008; LeVar reprized it a small supporting role.

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