Leon Robinson Biography
Leon Robinson (Leon Preston Robinson IV) is an American actor and singer. He began his professional career as a film actor in the early 1980s, and is best known for his roles as David Ruffin in the TV Movie The Temptations (1998), J.T. Matthews in the 1991 Robert Townsend film, The Five Heartbeats, Derice Bannock in the 1993 film, Cool Runnings, and as Shep in the 1994 basketball drama film, Above the Rim.
He appeared in a 1989 episode of the NBC series Midnight Caller, in which he played an athlete who falls victim to crack cocaine.
Robinson also co-starred in the 1989 ABC miniseries The Women of Brewster Place, as the boyfriend of a suburbanite (played by Robin Givens), and was cast as Saint Martin de Porres in Madonna’s controversial 1989 music video “Like a Prayer”.
His early film roles included a football teammate of Tom Cruise in All the Right Moves (1983), as Shadow Nadeing, the Notre Dame-bound basketball playing co-worker of Matt Dillon, in The Flamingo Kid (1984).
Robinson co-starred in the Michael Mann-produced Tri-Star Pictures film Band of The Hand, as well as the “Killer Bee” in the Dennis Hopper-directed gang film Colors, starring Sean Penn and Robert Duvall. In 1993, he co-starred as John Lithgow’s henchman in Renny Harlin’s Cliffhanger and followed with a turn as a disillusioned ex-jock in New Line Cinema’s Above the Rim (1994).
He then appeared in other films including Cover, The Brooklyn Heist, Really Hate My Ex, Soul Ties, And Then There Was You among others. In 2009, AOL Black Voices voted Robinson one of the Sexiest Actors of All-time.
As a musician, Robinson is the lead vocalist and songwriter of the 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 won Best International Artist at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards.
Leon Robinson Age
He was born on 8 March 1962 in New York City, New York, United States. He is 56 years old as of 2018.
Leon Robinson Height
He stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches (1.91 m)
Leon Robinson Family
He is the son of Antoinette Robinson and Leon Preston Robinson III. He is married and has a daughter.
Leon Robinson Wife
He married Kirbie Wallace in 2017. He was previously in a relationship with Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives of Atlanta and together they have a daughter named Noelle.
Leon Robinson Gay
Leon Robinson is not gay. He is married and has a child.
Leon Robinson Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million which he has earned through his acting and singing career.
Leon Robinson Movies
- Sole Survivor…Gang Leader
- All the Right Moves (1983)…Shadow Nadeing
- The Flamingo Kid (1984).. Fortune Smith
- Streetwalkin’ (1985)…Jason
- Band of the Hand (1986).. Moss
- The Father Clements Story (1987)…Ice
- The Lawless Land (1988)…Road Kill
- Colors (1988)…Killer Bee
- The Women of Brewster Place (1989)…Abshu
- A Mother’s Courage (1989)…Michael Thomas
- Like a Prayer (music video)…(1989)
- The Five Heartbeats (1991)…J. T. Matthews
- Cool Runnings (1993)…Derice Bannock
- Cliffhanger (1993)…Kynette
- Bad Attitude (1993)
- Above the Rim (1994)…Shep
- Waiting to Exhale (1995)…Russell
- Pure Danger (1996)…Felix
- Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored (1996)…Uncle Melvin
- Oz (1997)… Jefferson Keane/ Tizi Ouzou
- Spirit Lost (1997)…John
- B*A*P*S (1997)…Himself
- The Price of Kissing (1997)…Larry (also producer)
- Runaway Car (1997)…Officer Isaiah ‘Beau’ Beaufort
- The Temptations (1998)…David Ruffin
- Side Streets (1999)…Errol Boyce
- Friends & Lovers (1999)…Tyrell
- Bats (1999)…Jimmy Sands
- Rock and Roll: The Alan Freed Story (1999)
- Little Richard (film) (2000)…Little Richard
- Ali (2001)…Joe Simmons
- Buffalo Soldiers (2001)…Stoney
- Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2005)…Slim
- Cover (2007)… Ryan Chambers
- The Brooklyn Heist (aka Capers) (2009)…Ronald
- Je’Caryous Johnson Presents: 3 Ways to Get a Husband (2009)
- The Heart Specialist (2011)…Handsome Doctor
- Soul Ties (2012)
- Ex-Free (2012)
- And Then There Was You (2013)
- Against The Jab (2015)
- Where Children Play (2015)
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