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Also Known As: Leon Robinson, Leon Preston Robinson Died:
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Birth Place: Bronx, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A charismatic African-American actor of TV and film, Leon was billed as Leon Robinson when he made his professional debut on the "CBS Afternoon Playhouse" production "Journey to Survival" in 1981. He became a part of popular music history when he was cast as the martyred Southern black saint in Madonna's controversial 1989 music video "Like a Prayer". Leon first made an impression on movie audiences as the exuberant captain of the Jamaican bobsled team in "Cool Runnings" (1993).

A charismatic African-American actor of TV and film, Leon was billed as Leon Robinson when he made his professional debut on the "CBS Afternoon Playhouse" production "Journey to Survival" in 1981. He became a part of popular music history when he was cast as the martyred Southern black saint in Madonna's controversial 1989 music video "Like a Prayer". Leon first made an impression on movie audiences as the exuberant captain of the Jamaican bobsled team in "Cool Runnings" (1993).

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Fifth Column (2011)
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 Cover (2008)
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 Buffalo Soldiers (2001) Stoney
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 Little Richard (2000)
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 Mean Streak (1999)
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1981:
Made TV acting debut, "Journey to Survival", a "CBS Afternoon Playhouse" production
1983:
Feature acting debut, "All the Right Moves"
1987:
Changed name from Leon Robinson to Leon
1987:
Made episodic TV debut in "Hard Copy" (CBS)
1989:
Appeared as the Saint in Madonna's video "Like a Prayer"
1989:
Co-starred in the ABC miniseries "The Women of Brewster Place"
1993:
First film in a leading role, "Cool Runnings"
1993:
Served as associate producer on the feature "Bad Attitude"; also starred
1996:
Played roguish womanizer in "Waiting to Exhale"
1997:
Co-produced and starred in "The Price of Kissing"
1999:
Featured in the thriller "Bats"
2000:
Portrayed pioneering rock singer Little Richard in an NBC biopic "Little Richard"
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Education

Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles , California -
Orange Coast College: Newport Beach , California -
Mount St. Michael: Bronx , New York -

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