Actor / Film Producer | * 03/08/1962 (59) | New York City, New York, USA
Leon Preston Robinson, usually credited as simply Leon, (born March 8, 1962) is an American actor and singer, who began his professional career as a film actor in the early 1980s. Robinson 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, Shep in the 1994 basketball drama film Above the Rim, and Little Richard in the 2000 film Little Richard. ()
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Leon Preston Robinson IV (usually credited as simply "Leon") is an American actor and singer, who began his professional career as an actor in 1981.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Movies with Leon as Actor(36)

as himself2020 Dreadtown
as Frank2020 The Glorias
as Melvin2018 Her Only Choice
as Dale Sr.2015 Soul Ties
as James2014 The Cheaters Club
as Ryan Chambers2007 Cover
as Tyrel2005 Friends and Lovers
as Stoney2002 Buffalo Soldiers
as Brother 'Joe' (uncredited)2001 Ali
as Little Richard2000 Little Richard
as David Ruffin1999 Bartok the Magnificent
as Altman Rogers1999 Mean Streak
as Jimmy Sands1999 Bats
as Errol Boyce1998 Side Streets
as John1997 Spirit Lost
as himself1997 B.A.P.S.
as Russell1995 Waiting to Exhale
as Shep1994 Above the Rim
as Kynette1993 Cliffhanger
as Derice Bannock1993 Cool Runnings
as Killer-Bee1988 Colors
as Roadkill1988 The Lawless Land
as Moss1986 Band of the Hand
as Jason1985 Streetwalkin'
as Gang Leader1984 Sole Survivor

TV Shows/Series with Leon as Actor(8)

as Dan Mayor2018 40 and Single
as Alan2016 Recovery Road
as David Ruffin1998 The Temptations
1997 Oz
as Jefferson Keane1997 Oz
1984 Hunter

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Leon Robinson
Born: Thursday, 03/08 1962 (March) in New York City (current age: 59 years + 38 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Educated at: Mount Saint Michael Academy
Other names for Leon (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Leon Robinson"
Leon frequently works together with these people:
Robert Townsend (7x, Actor)
Troy Byer (7x, Actress)
Michael Mann (4x, Crew)
Stepfanie Kramer (4x, Actress)
Larry Drake (3x, Actor)
Allan Arkush (3x, Crew)
Thom Eberhardt (3x, Crew)
Tom Fontana (3x, Crew)
Terry McMillan (3x, Crew)
Fred Dryer (3x, Actor)
Bert V. Royal (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:9349, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/17/2021