In the NCIS: New Orleans episode “X”, a Navy entomologist disappears after a deadly shooting at a research lab. When the team discovers that a rare and deadly virus was also stolen, Inspector Nero of the Louisiana Department of Health, with Naval Intelligence, joins the NCIS investigation. Nero butts heads with M.E. Wade (CCH Pounder) when he visits her lab. He claims she’s breaking at least five health codes and insists that he never makes mistakes.
Health Inspector Nero on NCIS is portrayed by LeVar Burton. The 3x-Emmy Award nominee is known for his roles on Perception (Paul Haley), Star Trek: The Next Generation (Lt. Cmdr. Geordi La Forge), in the 1977 TV mini-series Roots (Kunta Kinte), and as the host of children’s show Reading Rainbow, among others. Burton will appear next in Jordan Peele’s new YouTube series Weird City with Michael Cera, Laverne Cox and Sara Gilbert. NCIS: New Orleans airs Tuesdays at 10 pm on CBS, right after FBI. [Watch It Again: Stream any CBS show through Amazon Prime or CBS ALL-ACCESS. Both options offer free trials.]
I cannot be the only 90’s kid who used to pull my headband down over my eyes and pretend to be Levar Burton on Star Trek.
Or maybe I was, IDK. pic.twitter.com/cEQOTjUtG5
— Elizabeth Abrahamsen (@lizabrahamsen) January 21, 2019
Burton as Kunta Kinte in Roots…
— LeVar Burton (@levarburton) January 23, 2019