LeVar Burton

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  • Birth Name: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.
  • Birth Place: Landstuhl, West Germany
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/16/1957, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; TV host; producer; director
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Top Videos: The Best of Robin Williams’ Standup

This week, the world mourned the loss of comedic genius Robin Williams, who committed suicide on Monday at age 63. To honor his legacy, which spanned decades and included several comedy specials in addition to movies and scripted TV shows, we've pulled some of the best segments from his standup routines, many of which were broadcast on HBO.(Warning: The language in many of the videos is NSFW.)

Elsewhere, The Tonight Show parodied House of Cards with "House of Cue Cards," and LeVar Burton introduced "Tweeting Rainbow" on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Also, the creator of "Prancercise" returned with an all-new fitness video. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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LeVar Burton Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Revive Reading Rainbow

LeVar Burton has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make Reading Rainbow a web series.

"Ever since Reading Rainbow began in 1983, I have dedicated myself to fostering a love of reading in children, just as my mother did for me," Burton writes on the website. "Over the past year, I have watched Kickstarter bring communities together to support artists and inventors. Again and again, I have been inspired by watching like-minded people team up to accomplish impossible dreams, and to change the world. Now, I am hoping you will join me on my mission: to bring Reading Rainbow back for every child, everywhere."

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Videos

Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots - webisode - Web Exclusive: Life's Big Questions
Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots - webisode - Exclusive Webisode: The Impact of Roots on America
Oprah and the Legendary Cast of Roots - webisode - Web Exclusive: LeVar Burton's Faith
Tweeting Rainbow With Levar Burton

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Star Trek: Nemesis
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Star Trek: Nemesis [HD]
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Star Trek: Nemesis
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Star Trek: Nemesis

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GMA 10/9: Nearly 200 Airport Employees Walk Off Job Over Ebola Fears
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Dirty
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Silence
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Prologue

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Credits

Year Title Description
2012 Perception TV Show Series, Actor - Paul Haley
2012 Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later TV Show Series, Guest
2011 MLK TV Show Series, Host
2011 Transformers Rescue Bots TV Show Series, Voice - Doc Green
2007 Family Television Awards TV Show Series, Appearing

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News

Nathan Fillion to Guest-Star on Community

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Nathan Fillion will guest-star on Community's upcoming fifth season, Deadlinereports.

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Community Recap: Giancarlo Esposito Makes Pierce Likeable

Nothing says Halloween more than Valentine's Day and daddy issues, right? Well, maybe not, but Community has never been one to conform. On Thursday's episode "Paranormal Parentage," the latest addition to the show's beloved lineage of Halloween episodes, the study group ventures to their scariest locale yet — Hawthorne Manor. So to paraphrase Jeff, what in the Scooby-Doo happened... read more

LeVar Burton Bringing Back Reading Rainbow — With an App

LeVar Burton is resurrecting Reading Rainbow for yet another generation — by releasing an app.

Burton, executive producer and host of the program that ran on PBS for 26 years until 2009, is creating a mobile application through his site RRKidz, which he started in September.

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Keck's Exclusives: First Look: Roots Reunion on OWN

For the first time ever, Oprah Winfrey conducts an interview inside her lavish Montecito, California, estate in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Roots, the 1977 Emmy-winning ABC miniseries that exposed the horrors of slavery and triumphs of its survivors.

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Yvette Nicole Brown: LeVar Burton Will Have Some of the Funniest Scenes in Community History

Between the paintball episode and Ken Jeong's crazy one-liners, there have been some seriously hilarious scenes on Community. But Yvette Nicole Brown, who plays Shirley on the NBC sitcom, tells TVGuide.com: "The scenes that [LeVar Burton] is in and the cast member he has the scenes with — it is some of the funniest stuff I've seen on Community."

Plus, see what Brown had to say about a visual in tonight's "Advanced Dungeons & Dragons" episode that will haunt you for life.

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