Leon Robinson is not only good in acting, he is also good in singing and songwriting. The actor and singer made an entry into the entertainment industry in the early 80s, making appearances on notable movies at the time. Some of his early movies were; All the Right Moves (1983), Waiting to Exhale (1995), The Flamingo Kid (1984), and many others.
From movies to TV shows, to music and theatre performances, Robinson has done it all and has left significant marks in all these genres of entertainment. It may seem puzzling how he managed to touch all nooks and crannies, but you’re about to find out. Here are most of the facts one ought to know about the actor and singer.
Leon Robinson Bio
He was born Leon Preston Robinson II on March 8, 1962, to his parents in New York City. Robinson had his tertiary education at the Loyola Marymount University. While in school he was actively involved in sports, playing basketball for his school team. He soon started to develop an interest in the creative arts and wasn’t willing to let anything quench the fire. After school, Leon decided to pursue a career in acting and started scouting for roles, hopping from one audition to the other.
Leon began his acting career in the 80s starring in movies like; All the Right Movies, Notre Dame, and The Flamingo Kid. From the very beginning of his career, he featured alongside big personalities like Tom Cruise and others; this somewhat dimmed his light with regards to his talent.
Leon Robinson was far from prominence until 1991 when the popular movie The Five Heartbeats in which he featured, was released. The movie grossed millions of dollars and was a huge success at the box office, earning him a lot of accolades. His popularity also meant more notable movie roles, and Robison continued to gain prominence. In 1993, he featured in another movie Cool Runnings. It was only a matter of time before the man got involved in TV shows, he has thus far appeared in many TV shows.
Beyond acting, Robinson has been the lead vocalist and writer of the popular band, Leon and the Peoples. He has led the band to many concerts in different places including NYC’s Central Park 2010 and 2013 AIDS Walk Concerts. The 2011 Aspen Jazz Fest, New Orleans Music Festival, Reggae on River and Bet’s popular 106 and Park were also part of his concerts. Robinson was a part of music productions like For The Love Of It Tour, Love Is A Beautiful Thing and others. For those who do not know, he is a good songwriter and has written songs which have earned him awards and recognition.
There was theatre too; Leon featured in theatrical productions like Friends and Lovers, 3 Ways to Get A Husband and many others. The man has tasted it all in terms of entertainment and has made a significant mark in the industry.
His Net Worth
Leon’s net worth is not much talked about owing to the fact that he is not as vibrant as he used to be during his glory days. He is also private about his endeavors and for this reason, not much is known about his finances.
Nonetheless, some sources have estimated his net worth to be about $1.5 million though it has not been confirmed. But then, the actor has surely garnered a lot in the course of his career; through his singing, songwriting, acting and producing endeavors.
Leon Robinson’s Wife, Girlfriend and Daughter
Reports have it that Leon Robinson got married to Kirbie Wallace in 2017. This has been dismissed as a speculation on several quarters as there are no pictures of the wedding or other pieces of evidence to substantiate the claim.
Before Kirbie, Robinson was married to Samantha Garrett whom he divorced under vague and strange circumstances. He has a daughter named Noelle with his former girlfriend Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives of Atlanta. The actor has no other kids.
Is He Gay?
This question often emerges on the net due to the uncertainties surrounding Robinson’s marital and personal life. People have questioned his sexuality especially for the fact that he had no children from his marriages, but rather, a kid from a girlfriend. But the actor has never responded to these rumors and as such cannot be regarded as gay.