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Leon Robinson Net Worth

Leon Robinson Net Worth is
$1.5 Million

Leon Robinson Biography

Leon Preston Robinson IV was born on the 8th March 1962, in Manhattan, New York City, USA, and is an actor probably best known to the world for starring in the movies “The Five Heartbeats” (1991), “Cool Runnings” (1993), and “Above The Rim” (1994). He is a singer as well, recognised as the lead vocalist of the band Leon And The Peoples. His professional career has been active since 1981.

Have you ever wondered how rich is Leon Robinson as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Leon’s net worth is over $1.5 million. The main source of his wealth is his career in the entertainment industry as an actor, who has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows. Robinson has also written a number of songs for his band, which has added a lot to his overall fortune.

Leon Robinson Net Worth $1.5 Million

Leon Robinson was brought up in New York City, where he attended elementary and high school. In high school he was very active in sports, especially basketball, so he obtained a scholarship at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. During his studies there, he was asked to act in one student movie, and so his acting career began. Later he became a student at Uta Hagan’s HB Studios in New York, but Robinson’s professional acting career began as early as 1982, when he was cast in an episode of the TV series “Afternoon Playhouse”, and was later cast in the film “All The Right Moves”, alongside Tom Cruise and Lea Thompson. Through the 1980s, Robinson appeared in various small roles in productions such as “The Flamingo Kid” (1984), “Band Of The Hand” (1986), and “Colors” (1988). In 1990, he was chosen to feature in Madonna’s video for the song “Like A Prayer”, and ever since that point, his career has gone only upwards, and so has his net worth. Robinson began to feature in high profile films and TV series, starting with his appearance in “Cliffhanger” (1993), with Sylvester Stallone, and Michael Rooker, and the same year he was cast in the film “Cool Runnings”, in the lead role, playing Derice Bannock.

A year later, Leon Robinson was cast as Shep in the film “Above The Rim” (1994), with Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin. The next role that increased his net worth was the role of Russell in the film “Waiting To Exhale” (1995), with Loretta Devine and Whitney Houston. Robinson didn’t have any major appearances until 2001, when he was cast as Lawrence Hill in the popular TV series “Resurrection Blvd” (2001). In 2005, he was featured in Jim Sheridan’s film “Get Rich Or Die Trying”, which also had 50 Cent and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as its stars. In 2009, he earned the role of Mike in the TV series “Diary Of A Single Mom” which lasted for two seasons, until 2011.

In recent years, Leon has been more focused on films, and has appeared in productions such as “And Then There Was You” (2013), “Against The Jab” (2015), “Where Children Play” (2015), and “I Really Hate My Ex” (2015). All these movies added to his overall net worth. His latest ventures in the entertainment industry include appearances in films such as “Hosanna” (2016), and “Soul Ties” (2016).

Side by side with his acting career, Leon Robinson is the lead vocalist of his own band called Leon And The Peoples, whose debut album is “The Road Less Traveled”, and was nominated for an International Reggae and World Music Award in 2007, with Robinson winning the Best International Artist at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards. With the band one of his most popular singles is “Love Is A Beautiful Thing” from 2013. These nominations and awards have had a big influence on his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life, it is known in the media that Leon Robinson was in a relationship with the star of “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta”, Cynthia Bailey, with whom he has a daughter, with whom he spends his free time. As with many other celebrities, Leon is active on Twitter; he also has his own website, where we can find everything about his professional careers.

Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameLeon Robinson
Net Worth$1.5 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 8, 1962
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
ProfessionActor, Singer, Film Producer
EducationOrange Coast College, Mount Saint Michael Academy, Loyola Marymount University
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenNoelle Robinson
ParentsLeon Preston Robinson III
PartnerCynthia Bailey
NicknamesLeon Preston Robinson IV , Leon
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/Leon-Robinson-aka-Leon-34173665885
Twitterhttp://www.twitter.com/justleon
Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Robinson
AwardsWinner of Best International Artist at the Joe Higgs Reggae Awards, International Reggae and World Music Award (2007)
Music Groups"Leon And The Peoples"
Movies“Above The Rim” (1994), “Cliffhanger” (1993), “Waiting To Exhale” (1995), “Cool Runnings”, “Get Rich Or Die Trying” (2005), “Hosanna” (2016), “Soul Ties” (2016),
TV Shows“Resurrection Blvd” (2001), “Diary Of A Single Mom” (2009-2011), “The Real Housewives Of Atlanta”


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has one daughter, Noelle, with Real Housewives of Atlanta's Cynthia Bailey.
2Has portrayed three legendary singers - David Ruffin of The Temptations, Little Richard and Jackie Wilson.
3Was a scholarship basketball player at Loyola Marymount University in 1978-1979.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1990Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Young Ensemble CastA Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1989)Garland Spencer

A.J. Johnson

Terrence 'T.C.' Carson

Nathaniel Barnes

Shamon Ricks

Larry O. Williams Jr.

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011ISAIndie Series AwardsBreakthrough PerformanceDiary of a Single Mom (2009)
2001Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best ActorLittle Richard (2000)
2001Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialLittle Richard (2000)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-SeriesThe Temptations (1998)


Filmography

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soul Ties2018completedDale Sr
Busted2017completedJames
HosannaannouncedWilliams
Recovery Road2016TV SeriesAlan
Where Children Play2015David McCain
Life Twirls On2015TV SeriesHenry Bryant
Against the Jab2015DJ Mike
I Really Hate My Ex2015Sean
372014/IIDr. Koehm
And Then There Was You2013Joshua Gilbert
Je'Caryous Johnson's Marriage Material2013Michael
From This Day Forward2012TV MovieDeon
Reed Between the Lines2011TV SeriesDon
E! Buzz with Carla B2011ShortGuest (as Leon Robinson)
Are We There Yet?2011TV SeriesDr. Harvey Cleveland
Diary of a Single Mom2009-2011TV SeriesMike
3 Ways to Get a Husband2010VideoDevon
Capers2008Ronald
Cover2007Ryan Chambers
The Heart Specialist2006
The Tested2006ShortCurtis (as Leon Robinson)
Get Rich or Die Tryin'2005Slim
Friends and Lovers2005VideoTyrel
Hack2003TV SeriesUlysses Sims
Crossing Jordan2003TV SeriesDetective Vicellous Owens
Oz1997-2003TV SeriesJefferson Keane / Tizi Ouzou
Four Faces of God2002ShortJah
Ali2001Brother 'Joe' (uncredited)
Buffalo Soldiers2001Stoney (as Leon Robinson)
Resurrection Blvd.2001TV SeriesLawrence Hill
Little Richard2000TV MovieLittle Richard
Mr. Rock 'n' Roll: The Alan Freed Story1999TV MovieJackie Wilson
Bats1999Jimmy Sands
Mean Streak1999TV MovieAltman Rogers
Friends & Lovers1999Manny
Side Streets1998Errol Boyce
C-16: FBI1997-1998TV SeriesRobert Robinson
The Temptations1998TV SeriesDavid Ruffin
The Price of Kissing1997Larry
B*A*P*S1997Leon
Spirit Lost1997John
Runaway Car1997TV MovieOfficer Isaiah 'Beau' Beaufort
Pure Danger1996VideoFelix
Bullet Hearts1996TV Movie
Waiting to Exhale1995Russell
C.P.W.1995TV SeriesGabe Sands
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored1995Uncle Melvin
Above the Rim1994Shep
Bad Attitude1993TV MovieEddie Johnson
Cool Runnings1993Derice Bannock
Cliffhanger1993Kynette
The Five Heartbeats1991J.T.
Madonna: The Immaculate Collection1990VideoInnocent Man / Saint (segment "Like a Prayer")
L.A. Law1990TV SeriesRonald 'Pinto' Sewell
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story1989TV MovieMichael Thomas
Hunter1989TV SeriesIceman / Earl Taylor
Midnight Caller1989TV SeriesNathan 'Skate' Fillmore
Flying Blind1989TV MovieLarry Brown
Madonna: Like a Prayer1989Video shortInnocent Man / Saint (uncredited)
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV SeriesAbshu
Colors1988Killer-Bee (as Leon Robinson)
The Lawless Land1988Road Kill
The Father Clements Story1987TV MovieIce
Houston Knights1987TV SeriesScarecrow
Band of the Hand1986Moss (as Leon Robinson)
Streetwalkin'1985Jason (as Leon Robinson)
The Flamingo Kid1984Fortune Smith (as Leon Robinson)
Sole Survivor1983Gang Leader (as Leon Robinson)
All the Right Moves1983Shadow (as Leon Robinson)
CBS Afternoon Playhouse1982TV SeriesBobby Joe Tucker
Making the Grade1982TV Series

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Where Children Play2015executive producer
Forbidden2012Short associate producer - as Leon Robinson
The L-Bow Room2004TV Series producer
The Price of Kissing1997producer
Bad Attitude1993TV Movie associate producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cover2007performer: "What You Gonna Do", "Brothers and Sisters", "Life Is a Funny Game" / producer: "Life Is a Funny Game" / writer: "What You Gonna Do", "Brothers and Sisters", "Life Is a Funny Game"

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Detached2009special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DreadtownDocumentary post-productionHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
2014 Soul Train Awards2014TV MovieHimself
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie2012Documentary
The Mo'Nique Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
BET Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself
The Real Housewives of Atlanta2010TV SeriesHimself
MKP Celebrity Talk2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 100 Greatest Pop Videos2005TV MovieHimself (as Leon Robinson)
The 100 Greatest Family Films2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special2005TV SpecialHimself
The L-Bow Room2004TV SeriesHimself - Host
X-Rated: The Pop Videos They Tried to Ban2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Super Secret Movie Rules2004TV Series documentaryHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Hollywood Celebrates Denzel Washington: An American Cinematheque Tribute2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The 8th Annual Walk of Fame Honoring Stevie Wonder2002TV SpecialHimself
1st Annual BET Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
'Bats' Abound1999Video documentary shortHimself
Lauren Hutton and...1996TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Nation's Favourite Number 1 Single2012TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
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