Where You Been? Leon

April 17, 2014  |  

Remember Leon from “The Five Heartbeats,” “Temptations,” “Cool Runnings,” and “Waiting To Exhale”? Well we found our favorite actor and asked him plain and simple: where you been?

Leon hasn’t exactly disappeared, but it’s been a hot minute since we’ve seen him on our TV screens, let alone the big screen, so we reached out to see what the 52-year-old has been up to lately and what he has in the works. We also asked Leon about his daughter with Cynthia on Real Housewives of Atlanta and if he’s as worried about her dating as her mom is. Check out the video above and tell us what you think. Have you been missing Leon?


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  • facingreality

    You guys have to see Leon in Cover – by Bill Duke – that movie is riveting. I had not heard of it until I saw Unsung Hollywood featuring Bill Duke. Wow – Leon can cover a vast range of characters but him in Cover was almost too much for me.

  • Pepp

    My FAVORITE actor Leon, and number one movie The Five Heartbeats. Always have loved me some Leon, watching video with Madonna now, have to remember I am work, so I dont sing out loud:):)

  • BostonSister

    He is so handsome still. I very fine looking black man. I just love his smile.

  • OutHerSpace….

    He is a very attractive man…..Nice chocolate, beautiful smile …..

  • aaminahs mom

    Still looking good!!! Remember that Mary J. Video he was in?

  • Yvette

    Cynthia said once on RHOA that she and Leon just could not get along as a couple and are better as friends and co-parents to Noelle. Of course I only know Leon from the roles he has played in movies but how much worse can he be than ole mooching, messy Peter? Just something that makes you go hmmmmmmmm……..lol!

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  • folamix

    I remember him in the movie about the basketball player who lost a promising career due to drugs, I think the player was named Goat

    • Yvette

      I remember that movie too but it was Don Cheadle who played the title role of Earl “The Goat” Manigult. Leon played Shep in Above the Rim.

  • Star Yvette

    Band of the Hand. Nobody knows about that and I can’t find it anywhere.

  • MAG

    Didn’t he also play a gay man in the movie Cover?

  • Markitha

    He looks amazing! I love just about everything he does. If I ever saw him in real life, I’d probably act just like Halle Berry did in B.A.P’s ! LOL!

  • adub

    He’s beautiful.

    • Sunny

      Yes, he is. He has the sexiest smile.

  • Just saying!!

    He’s my cousin. I remember my parents taking me to meet him at his mothers house when I was little but when I got there he was gone doing another movie lol. Busy man. Well at least I get to tell people he’s my cousin haha. But don’t be trying to claim me when I get famous for singing!! lol jk jk

  • soisaid

    i guess we all are going to look different as we age… until i read the caption, i didn’t know who he was.

  • Just My Opinion

    Heeey Leon! I caught the Temptations movie over the weekend, “AINT NOBODY COMING TO SEE YOU OTIS!” LOL, Classic! Good luck to you and all of your future projects.

    • Markitha

      I just found that movie at Wal-Mart, and have been watching it over and over. Lol that’s one of my favorite lines from the movie, too!