LeVar Burton's fans want him to host 'Jeopardy!' and he is there for it

LeVar Burton attends the 70th National Book Awards ceremony and benefit dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

If the answer is "Who is LeVar Burton," there are some fans who want the question to become, "He is the host of 'Jeopardy!'"

Burton, former host of "Reading Rainbow" on PBS, is ready to emcee another show, and appears to be lobbying to fill quiz show host Alex Trebek's ample shoes.

The late "Jeopardy!" host, who died in November of pancreatic cancer after headlining the show for decades, has so far been succeeded by a series of guest hosts as the show seeks new footing, while staying rooted in its dedication to sound science and provable facts.

Burton played Geordi La Forge, chief engineer on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E in "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He is also known for his role as the teenage Kunta Kinte in the original "Roots," in addition to his spell on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and assorted movies in the sci-fi franchise.