Working name of US actor and director Levardis Burton (1957- ), who signs his first name as LeVar. He has been much involved in the Star Trek Television enterprises, playing the blind Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and directing several episodes in that and other Star Trek series; he reprised the role for Cinema in Star Trek: Generations (1994) and subsequent films spun off from Star Trek: The Next Generation. His sf novel, Aftermath: A Novel of the Future (1997), somewhat woodenly espouses a pacific end to a Near Future war when "people of colour" take over the world in 2019. [JC]
see also: Star Trek: First Contact.
Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr
born Landstuhl, Germany: 16 February 1957
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