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'Star Trek' Then & Now

NOW: Levar Burton

To "Trek" fans, he's Geordi La Forge, but to most children of the '80s and '90s, Levar Burton will forever be known as the host of "Reading Rainbow." In fact, the actor has yet another claim to fame outside of "Trek" — he provided the voice of Planeteer Kwame on the animated series "Captain Planet and the Planeteers."

These days, Burton is still at it. The 57-year-old recently raised more than $5 million through Kickstarter to reboot the "Reading Rainbow" series. —XFINITY Entertainment Staff (Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty)

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