Guest Star: LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton

LeVar Burton is an American actor, director, presenter and author who is perhaps best known for his role as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation and as a young Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed mini-series Roots.

His TV roles also include being the host of the long-running PBS series Reading Rainbow and the role of Professor Paul Haley on the TNT drama series Perception. Burton has also made guest appearances in shows including Trapper John, M.D., The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and Becker. Burton also appeared in an episode of the 2016 remake of Roots.

Burton lent his voice to the character of Kwame in the cartoon series Captain Planet and the Planeteers and voiced the role of Doc Greene in the Transformers: Rescue Bots TV series. Along side his cameo appearances on The Big Bang Theory, LeVar Burton also appeared as himself in two episodes of the NBC series Community.

As a director, Burton has worked on episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Charmed, JAG and NCIS: New Orleans. He also directed the Disney Channel Original Movie Smart House.

You are viewing a list of LeVar Burton's 3 appearances on The Big Bang Theory.

  • The Toast Derivation

    Season 4, Episode 17 - The Toast Derivation
    Aired February 24, 2011

    With Leonard and Priya now dating, the gang are spending more time at Priya's apartment. Sheldon is uncomfortable with this change but is powerless to stop it. After realizing Leonard is the center of their social group, not him, Sheldon sets out to find a new group of friends who will have fun his way. Meanwhile, Penny tries to move on after seeing Leonard in his new relationship.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Habitation Configuration

    Season 6, Episode 7 - The Habitation Configuration
    Aired November 8, 2012

    After Sheldon invites Wil Wheaton on to his "Fun with Flags" podcast, he finds himself stuck in the middle of an argument between Amy and Wil. Meanwhile, Howard struggles with moving out of his mother's house.

    Appeared as Himself

  • The Champagne Reflection

    Season 8, Episode 10 - The Champagne Reflection
    Aired November 20, 2014

    Leonard, Howard and Raj are forced to consider their own contribution to science as they clear out the office of a deceased professor. Meanwhile, Sheldon and Amy record the final episode of "Fun with Flags", and Bernadette is surprised to learn what her co-workers really think of her.

    Appeared as Himself

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