LeVar Burton Overview

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Born: February 16, 1957

LeVar Burton suddenly found himself famous beyond belief at the age of 20, when he played Kunta Kinte in the wildly popular TV mini-series Roots (1997). It was the show everyone was talking about, and the fresh faced actor wonderfully portrayed the pain, frustration and anger of being sold into slavery and forcibly brought to a foreign country. His performance earned him an Emmy award nomination. A graduate of the Southern California School of Theatre, other offers immediately followed for the... See All

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