|Real Name/Full Name||Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr.|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||LeVar Burton|
|Birth Place:||Landstuhl, Germany|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||16 February 1957|
|Age/How Old:||66 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 180 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 9″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 81 Kg
In Pounds – 174 lbs.
|Parents Name:||Father – Levardis Robert Burton
Mother – Erma Gene
|Siblings:||Valencia, and Letitia|
|School:||Christian Brothers High School|
|College:||University of Southern California|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Stephanie Cozart Burton (1992-present)|
|Kids/Children Name:||Michaela Jean Burton and Eian Burton|
|Profession:||Actor, director, television host|
|Net Worth:||$8 million|
|Last Updated:||May 2023|
Levar Burton is an actor from America who was born in Germany. He is also a television show host and a film director whose work has been highly appreciated by many people. He is known for his appearances in Star Trek: The Next Generation and also in the television miniseries Roots. From 1983 to 2006 he was the host of the famous children’s television show Reading Rainbow.
Well, how well do you know about LeVar Burton? If not much, here is what we know about LeVar Burton to date.
Biography and Early Life
He was born Levardis Robert Martyn Burton Jr. in Landstuhl, Germany on 16 February 1957. His father Levardis Robert Burton was a U.S. Army photographer and during his birth his father was stationed at Landstuhl. His mother Erma Gene worked as an educator, administrator and social worker. When he was young his parents separated and together with his two sisters they were raised by their mother in Sacramento, California.
Levar was raised as a Roman Catholic and as a teenager, he had intentions of becoming a priest and he even went to St. Pius X Minor Seminary. When he was 17 years old he started questioning the Catholic faith and eventually changed his vocation and decided to become an actor.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is LeVar Burton in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, LeVar Burton’s age is 66 years old as of today’s date 29th May 2023 having been born on 16 February 1957. Though, he is 5′ 9″ in feet and inches and 180 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 174 lbs in Pound and 81kg in Kilograms.
Levar went to Christian Brothers High School for his education. When he was a teenager he entered a seminary but changed his mind when he was 17 and got into acting. For his higher education, he attended the University of Southern California during which time he started his acting career.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Burton has been married just once in his life. He got married to his wife Stephanie Cozart on 3 October 1992. Stephanie who is a make-up artist is a mother to two children with her husband Burton. Their children are the son Eian Smith and the daughter Michaela Jean.
Is LeVar Burton Gay?
Burton is not gay and he has been straight all his life. He is married to a make-up artist by the name of Stephanie, and he is a father to two children. There are no details of his relationship status before his marriage, but there is also no controversy on his sexuality.
The professional career of Burton started when he was a student at the university. He had a role as Kunta Kinte in the miniseries Roots. Following his performance, he was nominated for an Emmy Award.
In 1988, he reprised his role as Kunta Kinte in the television series Roots: The Gift. From 1983 he started hosting the children’s show called Reading Rainbow where he was also the producer. The show ran for a total of 23 seasons, and it came to an end in 2006. After the show ended Burton and his partner Mark Wolfe acquired the right to the Reading Rainbow brand. The acquisition led to them forming of a media company for children called RRKIDZ.
In 1986 Burton got a chance to appear in the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation where he played the role of Grade Geordi La Forge. He also portrayed the same character in the films that were based on the series by the titles of Star Trek: Nemesis, and Star Trek Generations.
Other than appearing on television and films, Burton has also appeared in several animations by lending his voice. These include Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Family Guy, Gargoyles, and Batman: The Animated Series.
As a director, Burton’s work was seen in different episodes in all of the various Star Trek series. He is also credited for directing episodes in Las Vegas, Miracle’s Boys, JAG, Charmed, and many others. He was also the director of the movie Smart House. He has not been left behind when it comes to theatre as he was the director of the film Blizzard.
Since he began his acting career, Burton has been nominated for numerous awards and also won several of them. He has been nominated for Emmy Awards, Image Awards, Black Reel Award, and the Genie Awards. Some of the awards he has won are the Peabody Award, Grammy Awards, and the Image Award.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of LeVar Burton in ’2023’
His career started in the mid-1970s and over the years Burton has accumulated wealth that is estimated to be worth $8 million as of 2023. His acting career is his primary source of income and he also has other business ventures which have helped him achieve this wealth.
Burton gained fame from his career after he appeared for the first time in a film and also got a nomination. Since then, the father of two has never looked back and he has achieved a lot both as an actor and as a television host. He was the host of the children’s show Reading Rainbow for 23 years.