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Born: February 16, 1957 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Germany Profession: Cast ...
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Feature directorial debut. "Blizzard" (lensed 2002)
1980:
First substantial feature role, "The Hunter", starring Steve McQueen (in his final film)
1977:
First TV special, guest on "The Paul Lynde Comedy Hour"
1993:
Hosted "The American Television Awards" on ABC
1994:
Reprised the role of Geordi La Forge for the feature "Star Trek: Generations"
1982:
Served as host and producer (began as contributing producer and evolved to co-executive producer) of "Reading Rainbow", a multi-award-winning children's educational series
1993:
TV directorial debut, "Second Chances", a sixth season episode of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" (date approximate)
2001:
Was briefly seen as Martin Luther King Jr in "Ali"
1977:
Acting debut, played Kunta Kinte, the first American progenitor of author Alex Haley's family, in the acclaimed landmark ABC miniseries, "Roots"
1994:
Directed a "Star Trek: The Next Generation" seventh season episode entitled "The Pegasus" (date approximate)
1990:
Provided the voice of Kwame for "Captain Planet and the Planeteers"
1998:
Reprised role of Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: Insurrection"
2002:
Again played the role of Geordi La Forge in the feature "Star Trek: Nemesis"
1987:
Co-starred as Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge, part of the futuristic ensemble of the syndicated sci-fi series, "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
1999:
Directed "Smart House" for The Disney Channel
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Directed episodes of "Star Trek: The Next Generation" spin-offs, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and "Star Trek: Voyager" and later "Enterprise"
1998:
Helmed the Showtime biopic "The Tiger Woods Story"
1996:
Once again portrayed Geordi La Forge in "Star Trek: First Contact"
1988:
Reprised the role of Kunta Kinte for "Roots: The Gift", an ABC TV-movie Christmas special
1970:
Entered a Catholic seminary to study for the priesthood at age 13 (date approximate)
1977:
Feature debut, "Looking For Mr. Goodbar"
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Joined the CBS period drama, "Christy", as a recurring character
1974:
Left the seminary to become an actor (date approximate)
1978:
Played title role in the TV biopic, "One in a Million: The Ron LeFlore Story" about a street kid who becomes a convict before making it as a major league baseball player
1977:
TV-movie debut, starred in "Billy: Portrait of a Street Kid"

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