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List of LeVar Burton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Acorn People (1981)
9
3
The Acorn People
9
3
Role:
Rodney
Starring:
Cloris Leachman, Ted Bessell, Dolph Sweet, Cheryl Anderson
Directed By:
Joan Tewkesbury
2. Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
34
11
Star Trek: First Contact
PG-13
34
11

As the eighth film in the popular science-fiction Star Trek series, Star Trek: First Contact sees Captain Picard and the USS Enterprise-E crew travel back in time to 2063 to stop the evil plans of cybernetic Borg and ensure Zefram Cochrane's warp drive flight. This movie has plenty of adventure, drama and action that is expected from a Star Trek franchise film.

Role:
Geordi
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Majel Barrett, James Cromwell, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn
Directed By:
Jonathan Frakes
3. Dummy (1979)
8
3
Dummy
8
3
Role:
Donald Lang
Starring:
Paul Sorvino, Brian Dennehy, Rose Gregorio, Gregg Henry
Directed By:
Frank Perry
4. Battered (1978)
7
3
Battered
7
3
Role:
Andrew Sinclair
Starring:
Gloria Stuart, Karen Grassle, Joan Blondell, Mike Farrell, Chip Fields
Directed By:
Peter Werner
5. Ali (2001)
25
12
Ali
R
25
12

The movie, a biopic, presents a crucial decade – 1964 to 1974 – of the life of Muhammad Ali. It begins as Cassius Clay, a young boxer, emerges victorious in world heavyweight championship and continues as he converts to Islam, refuses to fight in the Vietnam War, is barred from boxing and finally fights against George Foreman to reclaim the Heavyweight Championship.

Role:
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Starring:
Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles, Ron Silver
Directed By:
6. Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
8
4
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
R
8
4

This romantic drama film tells the story of a dedicated schoolteacher, who looks to have violent sexual encounters, in order add spice to her ordinary life. She spends her night visiting bars, hoping to find abusive men who can give her what she wants.

Role:
Cap Jackson
Starring:
Richard Gere, Diane Keaton, Tom Berenger, Brian Dennehy, Tuesday Weld, William Atherton, Richard Kiley
Directed By:
Richard Brooks
7. Star Trek: Generations (1994)
21
11
Star Trek: Generations
PG
21
11

During a rescue mission to save two El-Aurian ships, Captain James T. Kirk is left behind in an energy field and presumed dead while trying to save the USS Enterprise-B. Years later, when one of the survivors Dr. Soran decides to exploit the energy field again, it is up to Captain Picard and the USS Enterprise-D to stop him.

Role:
Geordi
Directed By:
David Carson
8. The Midnight Hour (1985)
6
4
The Midnight Hour
6
4
Role:
Vinnie Davis
Starring:
Dick Van Patten, Macaulay Culkin, Lee Montgomery, Shari Belafonte, Peter DeLuise
Directed By:
Jack Bender
9. Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
20
11
Star Trek: Nemesis
PG-13
20
11

When Capt. Picard discovers an energy reading he decides to land on Romulan and negotiate a peace deal with its new Praetor Shinzon.  There he learns that Shinzon is his clone, created to be planted as spy in the Federation. To survive, he now needs Picard’s blood. His ship also produces low levels of deadly thalaron radiation, which can destroy Earth.  

Role:
Geordi La Forge
Directed By:
Stuart Baird
10. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
19
11
Star Trek: Insurrection
PG
19
11

Lieutenant Commander Data of the USS Enterprise-E is sent on an undercover mission to Ba’ku, but soon develops a malfunction and goes rogue. When Enterprise Captain Picard and his crew decide to capture Data, they encounter violent opposition from a joint Federation–Son'a task force that wants to remove all the inhabitants of Ba’ku.

Role:
Geordi La Forge
Starring:
F. Murray Abraham, Tom Morello, Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn
Directed By:
Jonathan Frakes
11. Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid (1977)
6
3
Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid
6
3
Role:
Billy Peoples
Starring:
Ossie Davis, Dolph Sweet, Tina Andrews, Roxie Roker, Chick Vennera
Directed By:
Steve Gethers
12. The Hunter (1980)
7
4
The Hunter
PG
7
4
Role:
Tommy Price
Starring:
Steven McQueen, Eli Wallach, Steve McQueen, Ben Johnson, Kevin Hagen
Directed By:
Buzz Kulik
13. Rise of the Zombies (2012)
2
4
Rise of the Zombies
TV-14
2
4
Role:
Dr. Halpern
Starring:
Danny Trejo, Mariel Hemingway, Ethan Suplee, Heather Hemmens
Directed By:
Nick Lyon
14. Star Trek: The Experience - The Klingon Encounter (1998)
9
3
Star Trek: The Experience - The Klingon Encounter
9
3
Role:
Lt. Commander La Forge
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Vaughn Armstrong, C. Clayton Blackwell
Directed By:
David de Vos, Mario Kamberg
15. And the Children Shall Lead (1985)
7
3
And the Children Shall Lead
7
3
Role:
Glenn Scott
Starring:
Danny Glover, Andrew Prine, Denise Nicholas, Pam Potillo
Directed By:
Michael Pressman
16. Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments (1999)
7
3
Ultimate Trek: Star Trek's Greatest Moments
7
3
Role:
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge (archiveFootage)
Starring:
Jason Alexander, James Doohan, Robert Beltran, Avery Brooks
Directed By:
Michael Stevens
17. Roots: The Gift (1988)
6
3
Roots: The Gift
6
3
Role:
Kunta Kinte
Starring:
Shaun Cassidy, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Louis Gossett Jr.
Directed By:
Kevin Hooks
18. A Special Friendship (1987)
6
3
A Special Friendship
6
3
Role:
Ben Sumner
Starring:
Tracy Pollan, Tom Aldredge, Richard Brooks, Akosua Busia
Directed By:
Fielder Cook
19. The Jensen Project (2010)
3
4
The Jensen Project
G
3
4
Role:
Kendrick
20. Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (1993)
3
4
Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland
3
4
Role:
Fire Chief J. Allan Mather
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Galyn Görg, Keith Coulouris, Keone Young
Directed By:
Michael Tuchner
21. The Supernaturals (1986)
3
4
The Supernaturals
R
3
4
Role:
Pvt. Michael Osgood
Starring:
Nichelle Nichols, Talia Balsam, Maxwell Caulfield, Bradford Bancroft
Directed By:
Armand Mastroianni
22. Yesterday's Target (1996)
2
4
Yesterday's Target
R
2
4
Role:
Winstrom
Starring:
Daniel Baldwin, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Herd, T.K. Carter
Directed By:
Barry Samson

Director

Smart House (1999)
18
11
Smart House
TV-G
18
11
Starring:
Katey Sagal, Kevin Kilner, Ryan Merriman, Jessica Steen, Katie Volding
Directed By:
LeVar Burton
Reach for Me (2008)
6
4
Reach for Me
6
4
Starring:
Adrienne Barbeau, Lacey Chabert, Johnny Whitworth, Seymour Cassel, Alfre Woodard
Directed By:
LeVar Burton
Blizzard (2003)
7
5
Blizzard
G
7
5
Starring:
Christopher Plummer, Kevin Pollak, Whoopi Goldberg, Brenda Blethyn, Leif Bristow, Paul Bates, Brittany Bristow
Directed By:
LeVar Burton
The Tiger Woods Story (1998)
3
4
The Tiger Woods Story
PG-13
3
4
Starring:
Keith David, Khalil Kain, Gary LeRoi Gray, Freda Foh Shen, T.J. Hall
Directed By:
LeVar Burton

Animation Movies

Batman: The Animated Series
27
3
Batman: The Animated Series
TV-PG
27
3

Bruce Wayne is a millionaire businessman who lives in Gotham City, but people are unaware that at night, he assumes the role of a crime-fighting vigilante superhero: the caped crusader Batman. With the assistance of  Robin and Barbara Gordon, daughter of Commissioner Gordon, he works to protect Gotham City from various criminals and lunatics such as The Joker and Killer Croc. 

Role:
Hatter Hentchman
Starring:
Elisabeth Moss, Jim Cummings, Michael York, Thomas F. Wilson, George Dzundza, Heather Locklear, Marilu Henner
Directed By:
Kevin Altieri, Boyd Kirkland, Frank Paur, Dan Riba, Dick Sebast
Gargoyles
10
2
Gargoyles
TV-PG
10
2
Role:
Anansi
Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Tim Curry, Ed Asner, Jim Belushi, Paul Winfield, Frank Welker, Sheena Easton
Directed By:
Frank Paur, Bob Kline, Dennis Woodyard, Kazuo Terada, Saburo Hashimoto
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)
9
4
Superman/Batman: Public Enemies
PG-13
9
4

During a severe economic depression in the US, Lex Luthor manages to become the President of the United States. He manages to assemble a team of superheroes, and despite their enthusiasm for maintaining peace, Superman and Batman still maintain their distrust. When Metallo, one of the superheroes working for Luthor gets killed, Luthor puts the blame on Superman, and puts a one billion-dollar bounty on his head.  

Role:
Black Lightning (voice)
Starring:
Corey Burton, Alan Oppenheimer, Brian George, Tim Daly, Kevin Conroy
Directed By:
Sam Liu
Our Friend, Martin (1999)
6
3
Our Friend, Martin
TV-G
6
3
Role:
Martin at Age 26 (voice) (as Levar Burton)
Starring:
Lucas Black, Angela Bassett, Samuel L. Jackson, Susan Sarandon, James Earl Jones, John Travolta, Whoopi Goldberg
Directed By:
Robert Brousseau, Vincenzo Trippetti
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
7
3
Captain Planet and the Planeteers
TV-Y7
7
3
Role:
Kwame / ... (113 episodes, 1990-1996)
Starring:
Phil Hartman, Margot Kidder, Sorrell Booke, Vanna White, Dionne Warwick, James Coburn, Neil Patrick Harris
Directed By:
Will Meugniot, Jim Duffy, Vincent Davis, Stan Phillips

TV Shows

Star Trek: The Next Generation
16
2
Star Trek: The Next Generation
TV-PG
16
2
Role:
Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge / ... (176 episodes, 1987-1994)
Starring:
Mick Fleetwood, Michelle Phillips, Kirsten Dunst, Ben Vereen, Bebe Neuwirth, Leonard Nimoy, Famke Janssen
Directed By:
Community
24
4
Community
TV-PG
24
4
Role:
LeVar Burton
Starring:
James Brolin, Billy Zane, Fred Willard, Seth Green, Nathan Fillion, Gillian Jacobs, Matt Lucas
Directed By:
Roots
10
2
Roots
TV-14
10
2
Role:
Kunta Kinte
Starring:
Lloyd Bridges, Scatman Crothers, John Amos, Lorne Greene, O. J. Simpson, Carolyn Jones, Robert Reed
Directed By:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Reading Rainbow
9
2
Reading Rainbow
TV-Y
9
2
Role:
Himself - Host (152 episodes, 1983-2015)
Starring:
Jerry Stiller
Directed By:
Nicholas Jacobs, Mark Mannucci, Larry Lancit, Gabrielle DeCuir, Ed Wiseman
The Big Bang Theory
54
12
The Big Bang Theory
TV-14
54
12
Role:
LeVar Burton
Starring:
Steven Yeun, Summer Glau, Courtney Ford, Laurie Metcalf, Billy Bob Thornton, Analeigh Tipton, Beth Behrs
Directed By:
Mark Cendrowski, Anthony Rich, Peter Chakos, Nicole Lorre, James Burrows
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
11
3
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
TV-PG
11
3
Starring:
Jonathan Banks, Louise Fletcher, Frank Langella, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Michael Weatherly, James Cromwell, Adrienne Barbeau
Directed By:
Victor Lobl, Les Landau, Anson Williams, Corey Allen, Michael Vejar
Boomtown
8
2
Boomtown
8
2
Role:
Marvin Lloyd
Starring:
Katee Sackhoff, Lana Parrilla, Donnie Wahlberg, Rebecca De Mornay, Neil Patrick Harris, Vanessa Lynn Williams, Neal McDonough
Directed By:
Jon Avnet, Frederick King Keller, Peter Werner
Star Trek: Voyager
11
3
Star Trek: Voyager
TV-PG
11
3
Starring:
Sarah Silverman, Ed Begley Jr., John Aniston, Joel Grey, George Takei, Len Cariou, Dwayne Johnson
Directed By:
David Livingston, Winrich Kolbe, Allan Kroeker, Michael Vejar, Cliff Bole
Roots
8
2
Roots
8
2
Role:
Ephraim
Starring:
Mekhi Phifer, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Herbert Cavalier Jr.
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford, Thomas Carter, Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles
Perception
8
3
Perception
TV-14
8
3
Role:
Paul Haley
Starring:
Beth Riesgraf, Timothy Busfield, Rachael Leigh Cook, DJ Qualls, Francesca Eastwood, Adam Garcia
Becker
7
3
Becker
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Mr. Haller
Starring:
John Slattery, Ray Romano, Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Hal Holbrook, Jaime Pressly, Rhea Perlman
Directed By:
Andy Ackerman, Ken Levine, Darryl Bates, Chris Brougham, Gail Mancuso
Charmed
10
4
Charmed
TV-14
10
4
Starring:
Amy Adams, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Sarah Rafferty, Mako Iwamatsu, Michael Weatherly, Alyssa Milano, Julian McMahon
Directed By:
Scorpion
9
4
Scorpion
TV-14
9
4
Starring:
Katharine McPhee, Drew Carey, Eric Roberts, Linda Hunt, Joely Fisher, Penn Jillette, Keith David
Directed By:
Mel Damski, Bobby Roth, Milan Cheylov, Jeffrey G. Hunt, Dwight H. Little
NCIS: New Orleans
6
3
NCIS: New Orleans
6
3
Starring:
David McCallum, Tom Arnold, Mark Harmon, Scott Bakula, Pauley Perrette, Mario Lopez, Lucas Black
Directed By:
James Hayman, Tony Wharmby, Michael Zinberg, James Whitmore Jr., Edward Ornelas
Nancy Drew (2019)
5
3
Nancy Drew
13
5
3
Role:
Barclay
NCIS: Hawai'i (2021)
5
3
NCIS: Hawai'i
TV-14
5
3
Weird City (2019)
4
3
Weird City
A
4
3
Role:
Dr. Negari
Miracle's Boys
4
3
Miracle's Boys
4
3
Starring:
Ivonnah Erskine, George Alvarez, Thaddeus Daniels, Michael Diaz, Doctor Dré
Directed By:

LeVar Burton Awards

Grammy Awards
Winner Best Spoken Word Album 2000