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LeVar Burton
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Levardis Robert Martyn Burton, Jr. (born February 16, 1957, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany), better known as LeVar Burton, is an actor who played the role of Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation. He is also well-remembered for his breakthrough role portraying the kidnapped African native Kunta Kinte in the "Roots" (1977) miniseries and hosting the children's book series "Reading Rainbow" for 22 years.

Character InformationEdit

LeVar Burton was invited to Sheldon's social group gathering in the episode "The Toast Derivation" (S04E17) via Twitter. After waiting for him for a while, Sheldon concluded that LeVar was not attending his gathering and moved on. As the night developed, LeVar came to the gathering after Sheldon left, but when he saw Barry, Zack, and a half naked Stuart singing "I'm Walking On Sunshine", LeVar immediately left and decided to give up Twitter because of what he perceived to be going on at the apartment.

LeVar Burton with Klingon and Romulan Flags

Levar's appearance on Fun with Flags.

In "The Habitation Configuration" (S06E07), LeVar was the guest star for Sheldon and Amy's "Fun with Flags" episode about Star Trek flags. Sheldon commented that it surprisingly only took gas, free food and money to get him there. After Amy objected to his acting as episode director, stating he is worse than Wil Wheaton, Sheldon explained that he had to take his girlfriend's side. LeVar told him that he totally understood and questioned if he still got lunch. Then, a timid Sheldon nodded, so LeVar seemed happy, while Amy shook her head in frustration.

In "The Champagne Reflection" (S08E10), LeVar was again the guest star for Sheldon on a "Sheldon Cooper presents Fun with Flags" episode because Sheldon was willing to delete Levar's contact information from his computer which Levar would witness. On the show, Sheldon lets him view a clip of his George Washington Carver impersonation (for Black History month) that Leonard thought was "wildly racist". Levar is also shocked though Sheldon thinks that he is agreeing with his criticism of Leonard. After Sheldon restarts the "Fun with Flags" series, he goes to Levar's house and asks him to guest star on an episode about German flags since he was born in Germany to American parents. He asks Levar to dress up like a swastika and gets the door slammed in his face. Levar also says that he should have listened to Will Wheaton and gotten a gate.


  • Shock by the sight of the karaoke game.
  • Levar was invited by Sheldon to his party.
  • Levar Burton is a guest on Fun with Flags.
  • Watching Sheldon's racist portrayal of George Washington Carver.

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Science consultant : David Saltzberg Director of photography : Steven V. Silver
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