LEON (Jimmy) fills out the bat fighters as Jimmy. Sheila's assistant. Having recently garnered critical acclaim for his role as David Ruffin, in "The Temptations," Leon has proven himself as a talented and well-received actor. Leon stars in the current Merchant Ivory production. SIDE STREETS. which was filmed in New York and includes an international cast of stars. The film received wonderful reviews at the Sundance Film
Festival in January. He recently co-starred in "Mean Streak." a Paramount/Showtime production. In addition, Leon starred in the acclaimed dramatic series "OZ" from producers Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson. Leon also starred in a number of box-office hits, most notably, in the leading role of Disney's international blockbuster COOL
RUNNING; New Line Cinema's ABOVE THE RIM; 20th Century Fox's WAITING TO EXHALE; CLIFFHANGER starring Sylvester Stallone; the musical drama THE FIVE
HEARTBEATS; and the critically acclaimed ONCE UPON A TIME... .WHEN WE WERE COLORED. Audiences around the world got their first glimpse of Leon as the saint who comes to life in Madonna's video, "Like A Prayer." Leon is currently performing the role of Jackie Wilson in NBC's
"The Big Beat Heat," the story based on the book on Alan Freed and the early years of Rock 'n Roll.
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