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LeVar Burton
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LeVar Burton

Award-Winning Actor, Writer Producer, Director and Literacy Advocate
FEE RANGE: $35,000–$50,000 [FEE NOTE]
TRAVELS FROM: California
After 25 seasons as the host and executive producer of the highly acclaimed PBS children's television series "Reading Rainbow", Burton ended his longtime commitment to the show in favor of exploring other avenues of creative expression. The show has garnered him a total of ten Emmy Awards, five NAACP Awards and multiple nominations. As a staunch advocate for children's literacy, LeVar is frequently called upon to lecture on the subject by organizations around the world. At the age of 19, LeVar was cast as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed miniseries "Roots". The phenomenal success of "Roots" launched his career as an actor. What followed were starring roles in a string of television movies, including his renowned portrayal of Lt. Commander Geordi LaForge in the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation". LeVar made his debut as an author in l997 with his highly accliamed science fiction novel, Aftermath.