Leon Robinson

Actor and Singer
Born Mar 8, 1962

Leon Preston Robinson IV usually credited as simply Leon, is an American actor and singer, who began his professional career as an actor in 1982.

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1962 Birth Born on March 8, 1962.


Before striking it on the big screen, Leon amassed numerous small screen credits, notably in a 1989 episode of the NBC series Midnight Caller, in which he played an athlete who falls victim to crack cocaine.


1993 31 Years Old In 1993, he played a leading role in the film Cool Runnings. … Read More
1995 33 Years Old Leon also appeared as Lela Rochon's married lover in 1995's Waiting to Exhale and co-produced as well as co-starred in the 1997 romantic drama The Price of Kissing. … Read More
1998 36 Years Old Leon has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of three legendary singers in made-for-TV movies: David Ruffin in the 1998 NBC miniseries The Temptations, Little Richard in the self-titled 2000 NBC movie based on the life of the rock-and-roll pioneer, and he also played JT in The Five Heartbeats. … Read More


2007 45 Years Old Leon, who is also a professional singer, is the lead vocalist & songwriter of his own band, Leon and the Peoples. In 2007, he received an International Reggae and World Music Award nomination for the band's debut CD The Road Less Traveled, and completed a 36 city US tour with reggae singers Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths titled the "For The Love Of It Tour".
2008 46 Years Old He was a frequent surprise guest on Beres Hammond’s 2008 “A Moment in Time” US tour.
2010 48 Years Old He recently performed at NYC's Central Park headlining the 2010 Aids Walk Concert & 2011 Aspen Jazz Festival.


2012 50 Years Old Leon stars in two upcoming 2012 movies, the romantic comedy Ex-Free, written and directed by Troy Beyer, and the southern drama Soul Ties, based on the book by Tee Austin.
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