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Leon Robinson

Leon Robinson Leon Robinson's full name is Leon Preston Robinson IV. He was born on March 8, 1962, in New York, USA.

Biography and Career:

His height is 1.91, and this helped him get a basketball scholarship for university.
Even though he is not married, Leon Robinson has a daughter.

Leon is an actor, and sometimes a singer. He started his actor career in 1981 on CBS, in the production “Journey to Survival”. The 1980`s were not so good for Leon, as he was trying to have his big break.

Before 1993, when he had a leading role in the movie “Cool Runnings”, Leon played some small parts in different movies and music videos. He appeared in Midnight Caller as a crack addict, in the ABC miniseries “The women of Brewster Place” in 1989 and in Madonna`s clip “Like a Prayer”.

In the mid 80` s he also got some small roles aside Tom Cruise in “All the Right Moves” and aside Matt Dillon in The “Flamingo Kid”.
The 90`s were better for Leon, because after his first leading role in a movie, he received critical acclaim for “The Temptations” and “Little Richard”.
In the same period of time, Leon was starring in 2 TV series:”Oz” for HBO and “Resurrection Blvd” for Showtime.

One of his last movies was “Cover”, made by 20th Century Fox. Also, in the same year, he filmed “The Brooklyn Heist” directed by Julian Mark Kheel.
As I wrote in the beginning, Leon also sings, as he is the vocalist of his own group, “Leon and the Peoples”. Leon Robinson and his band received many awards for their nice Reggae music and they also made a 36 city US tour with other reggae singers.

Q: What was Leon Robinson's first leading role?
Leon Robinson`s first leading role, was in 1993, in “Cool Runnings”.
Q: How many singers has Leon portrayed?
Leon portrayed three huge singers: Jackie Wilson, Little Richard and David Ruffin.

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Date Added: 02 December '10

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