Leon 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.
Leon 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, winner of Best International Artist at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards and completed a 36 city US tour with reggae greats Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths titled the “For The Love Of It Tour”. He was a frequent guest on Beres Hammond’s 2008 and 2010 North American tours. He head-lined NYC’s Central Park 2010 and 2013 AIDS Walk Concerts. Other performances include the 2011 Aspen Jazz Fest., 2012 Catalpa NYC Music Festival, New Orleans Music Festival, Chicago’s Festival Of Life, Reggae on River, Jamaica’s Rebel Salute, and BET’s popular 106 & Park.
Leon and The Peoples’ single, Love Is A Beautiful Thing was featured on the BET/Centric TV show Culture List, which premiered on July 21, 2013. Leon & The Peoples’ 2nd album Love Is A Beautiful Thing was released on the Spectra Music label on July 20, 2018, with the title track debuting at #3 on Billboards Hot Singles Chart and the next single ‘Beautiful’ charting on the same Billboard chart at #12.
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Welcome back to The Simonetta Lein Show! On today’s episode, I am speaking with actor and musician, Leon! @wwwjustleon talks representation in the entertainment industry, his upcoming projects and more. . Fun Facts: I met Leon at a Charity Christmas party in NY, he was performing. I met his family in backstage. It is still a privilege to meet people who want to better this world . Thank you @boldtv for making it happen