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The world met LeVar Burton in his 1977 role as Kunta Kinte in Roots. He gained even more fans as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge on Star Trek: The Next Generation and a whole other generation knows him as the host of the long-running PBS series Reading Rainbow, which has recently developed an app for kids. The award-winning Burton has a passion for technology, evidenced in part by his vibrant Twitter life and the occasional social media controversy. He's had a unique place as an artist in historic conversations about culture, technology, race and literacy. Not bad for a kid who thought about becoming a priest but opted for drama school instead. But don’t take our word for it... check him out in the red chair.