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LeVar Burton

Birth Name: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.

Birth Place: Landstuhl, West Germany

Birthday: February 16, 1957, Aquarius

Profession: Actor, TV host, Producer, Director

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LeVar Burton Will Co-Executive-Produce the Roots Reboot

Roots is getting back to its, uh, roots, by naming original cast member LeVar Burton as a co-executive producer for the new televised miniseries, according to TVLine. The new version of Roots will take more material from Alex Haley's 1976 novel Roots… Read more

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Roots' Legacy
02:00 — The cast and crew reveal their inspiration for taking part in this reimagining of the classic miniseries.
Meet the Cast: Anika Noni Rose as Kizzy
Anika Noni Rose explains how her character Kizzy inherited a strong sense of self and heritage from her father, Kunta Kinte, in this web exclusive.
Meet the Cast: Sedale Threatt, Jr. as Young Tom
Sedale Threatt, Jr. describes the research he put into the role of Young Tom, a fourth-generation descendent of Kunta Kinte, in this web exclusive.
Know Your Roots: Mark Wolper
02:01 — Watch Co-Executive Producer, Mark Wolper, discuss his connection to Alex Haley and his perspective on how our DNA makeup connects us all.

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Thu May 26 11:00am
Star Trek: The Next GenerationDescent, Part I(Season 6, Episode 26) BBC

While investigating an outpost massacre, the Enterprise encounters the Borg, whose individual identities and viciousness trigger a change in Data (Brent Spiner). Part 1 of two. Stephen Hawking has a cameo. Isaac Newton: John Neville. Crosis: Brian Cousins (more…)

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Thu May 26 12:00pm
Star Trek: The Next GenerationDescent Part II(Season 7, Episode 1) BBC

Conclusion. Data, under the influence of Lore, imprisons Picard, Troi and La Forge among the Borg. Meanwhile, the Enterprise, commanded by Dr. Crusher, comes under attack. Hugh: Jonathan Del Arco. Taitt: Alex Datcher. Crosis: Brian Cousins.

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Thu May 26 1:00pm
Star Trek: The Next GenerationLiaisons(Season 7, Episode 2) BBC

The crew hosts Iyaaran ambassadors: one is assigned to Troi; the other seeks to provoke Worf. Meanwhile, Picard is rescued by a woman (Barbara Williams) who falls in love with him. Voval: Eric Pierpoint. Loquel: Paul Eiding. Byleth: Michael Harris. Worf: M (more…)

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Robin Williams
Top Videos: The Best of Robin Williams’ Standup

This week, the world mourned the loss of comedic genius Robin Williams, who committed suicide on Mon…

Seth McFarlane
Seth MacFarlane Promises to Match Reading Rainbow Donations

The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter just got a little bit brighter, thanks to Seth MacFarlane.

Levar Burton
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 R…

Nathan Fillion
Nathan Fillion to Guest-Star on Community

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

Giancarlo Esposito
Community Recap: Giancarlo Esposito Makes Pierce Likeable

Nothing says Halloween more than Valentine's Day and daddy issues, right? Well, maybe not, but Commu…

LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton Bringing Back Reading Rainbow — With an App

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

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  • Birth Name: Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.
  • Birth Place: Landstuhl, West Germany
  • Birthday: February 16, 1957, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor, TV host, Producer, Director

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