Leon, a multi-talented performer, continues to please his fans and sway newcomers with his memorable performances as an actor and singer. Leon will continue this trend in 2012 with several new movies. Leon stars in Troy Byer's romantic comedy “Ex-Free” and the drama “Soul Ties”, based on the book of the same name by Tee Austin. Two new indie movies "The Cheaters Club" and “Marriage Material” as well as the world premiere play airing on GMC, "From This Day Forward". In 2009, Leon had fans and critics buzzing with his provocative turn in 20th Century’s Fox much talked about thriller‘COVER” directed by Bill Duke, a national touring schedule for the play “3 Ways to Get a Husband,” the indie comedy “The Brooklyn Heist”. Leon also starred in Robert Townsend’s award wining web series “Diary of A Single Mom” nominated for 2011 Webby for Best Drama.
In music, Leon received an International Reggae and World Music Award nomination for his band Leon & The Peoples debut CD “The Road Less Traveled” and completed a 36 city US tour as part of the sold out “For The Love Of It Tour”. Leon was on Beres Hammond’s “sold out” 201O “For The Love Of It 2 ” North American tour. Leon & The Peoples headlined The 25th Annual AidsWalk NYC Concert in Central Park, Deleware’s largest the Peoples’ Festival and NYC’s biggest Music Fest “CATALPA”.
Voted by AOL Black Voices in 2011 as one of the sexiest actors of all time, 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 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 original series “Oz,” and NBC's “Crossing Jordan.” During 2004 – 2005, Leon crossed the country while packing houses performing in the theatrical version of New York Times best- selling novel “Friends and Lovers” where he sang the feature cut from the CD “Road Less Traveled” titled “Will You Be My Wife.” Leon had made his film, singing debut playing a reggae singing bouncer in “The Price of Kissing,” in which he produced, starred in and sang a memorable rendition of “Daddy’s Home.”
He proceeded to further his musical roles in the dramas like Robert Townsend’s “The Five Heartbeats” (voted the #1 African American film by AOL Black Voices), The NBC Emmy winning 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. Leon was also co-starred in Merchant Ivory’s “Side Streets” and Miramax’s “Buffalo Soldiers”, the highly acclaimed, "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored" and his memorable cameo role in Michael Mann’s “Ali.” Leon continued attracting fans when he hosted and produced BET’s “L-Bow Room.