Leon Preston Robinson, better known as simply Leon, is an American actor and singer who started his professional career in the early 1980s as a film actor. Robinson is most well-known for his roles as David Ruffin in the 1998 television film The Temptations, J.T. Matthews in Robert Townsend’s 1991 film The Five Heartbeats, Derice Bannock in Cool Runnings in 1993, Shep in Above the Rim in 1994, and Little Richard in Little Richard in 2000. (1)
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|Estimate Net Worth||$1.5 million|
|Birthday||March 8, 1962|
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Leon's Net Worth
Leon Robinson is a $1.5 million net worth American singer and actor. Leon is best known for his roles in several popular films from the 1990s. He also appeared in Madonna’s “Like A Prayer” music video. Reality TV fans will recognize him from his relationship with Cynthia Bailey of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. (2)
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Leon's Early Life
Leon Robinson was born on March 8, 1962 in New York City. He attended Loyola Marymount University and played basketball there.
After college, he was determined to become an actor, so he went from audition to audition trying to catch his break.
Leon's Wife and Family Life
Leon Robinson is currently dating Blanchett. He was previously married to Samantha Garrett. He has a daughter with his ex-fiancé Cynthia Bailey, star of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and has a daughter with her named Noelle. (3)
Robinson popped up in a 1989 episode of the NBC series Midnight Caller as an athlete who becomes addicted to crack cocaine. He also appeared as the boyfriend of a suburbanite played by Robin Givens in the 1989 ABC miniseries The Women of Brewster Place. In the controversial 1989 music video for Madonna’s “Like a Prayer,” he played Saint Martin de Porres. Robinson’s early film roles included Shadow Nading, Tom Cruise’s football colleague in All the Right Moves in 1983, and Matt Dillon’s Notre Dame-bound basketball-playing coworker in The Flamingo Kid in 1984.
He appeared as the “Killer Bee” in the Dennis Hopper-directed gang film Colors, starring Sean and Robert, as well as in the Michael Mann-produced Tri-Star Pictures film Band of the Hand. Following his appearance in Madonna’s 1989 video for “Like a Prayer,” he landed a lead role in the 1993 Disney film Cool Runnings. Leon Robinson co-starred as John Lithgow’s henchman in Renny Harlin’s Cliffhanger the same year and then played a disillusioned ex-jock in New Line Cinema’s Above the Rim. Leon also played the role of Lela Rochon’s married lover in Waiting to Exhale, directed by Forest Whitaker and starring the great Whitney Houston, as well as a starring role in Side Streets, produced by Merchant and starring Rosario.
Robinson has headlined three national tours in theater, with sold-out performances at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre, New York’s Beacon Theater, Detroit’s Fox Theater, Washington, DC’s Warner Theater, and others in Friends and Lovers, based on Eric Jerome Dickey’s New York Times bestselling book. In 2009 and 2010, he co-starred with Billy Dee Williams in 3 Ways to Get a Husband, and in 2012, he revived Why Do Good Girls Like Bad Boys.
Robinson is the lead singer and songwriter for Leon Robinson and the Peoples. Leon received an International Reggae and World Music Award nomination for the band’s debut CD, The Road Less Traveled, was named Best International Artist at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards, and completed the “For The Love Of It Tour” with reggae legends Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths. Leon appeared on Beres Hammond’s North American tours in 2008 and 2010. He headlined the 2010 and 2013 AIDS Walk Concerts in New York City’s Central Park. Other appearances include the Aspen Jazz Festival, the 2012 Catalpa NYC Music Festival, the New Orleans Music Festival, the Festival Of Life in Chicago, Reggae on River in Jamaica, and BET’s popular 106 & Park. The single “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” by Leon, and The Peoples was featured on the BET and Centric TV show Culture List, which premiered on July 21, 2013. On July 20, 2018, Leon & The Peoples’ second album, Love Is A Beautiful Thing, was released on the Spectra Music label, with the title track debuting at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Singles Chart and the ‘Beautiful’ charting at No. 12 on the same Billboard chart. (4)
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