LEON, a multi-talented performer, continues to please his fans and sway newcomers with his memorable performances as an actor and singer. 2015 is another big year for Leon! He is embarking on the fall U.S. tour with the play “Things Your Man Won’t Do,” which will begin in October 2015! Leon stars in the Lionsgate film “I Really Hate My Ex,” which was released on April 15, 2015. Leon also produced and stars in upcoming drama “Where Children Play” and is producing and starring in the hot topic Immigration movie, HOSANNA, which will begin filming in the fall of 2015. Leon has also completed filming on the new ABC series “Recovery Road” Premiering in January 2016. Leon will also be releasing his second single “I’d Look Good on You” on his record label, Spectra Records, with his band, Leon & The Peoples from the forth coming album “Love Is A Beautiful Thing.” This spring Leon & The Peoples headlined the Aids Walk Concert in New York’s Central Park that raised 4.3 million dollars in the fight against Aids.
Many fans were first wowed by his appearance in Madonna’s most famous video “Like a Prayer” but more and more fans flocked to the theaters to see him in the lead role of Disney’s blockbuster international hit “Cool Runnings.” He soon graced many excellent story lines such as New Line’s urban sports drama “Above the Rim,” Tri-Star’s action hit “Cliffhanger,” 20th Fox’ hit movie “Waiting to Exhale,” HBO’s “Oz,” and NBC’s “Crossing Jordan.”
Leon continued to shine in musical roles such as Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats” (voted the #1 African American film by AOL Black Voices) NBC’s Emmy nominated mini-series “The Temptations,” as lead singer, David Ruffin and the authorized biography of “Little Richard” as Little Richard himself, both earning him NAACP Best Actor nominations.
In 2012, AOL named Leon as one of the Sexiest Actors of All Times.