Gregory Hines

Lowest Rated: 12% Renaissance Man (1994)
Birthday: Feb 14, 1946
Birthplace: New York, New York, USA
Talented, amiable American actor and dancer Gregory Hines began tap dancing at age four with his brother Maurice in an act called the Hines Kids; the two later studied with tap whiz Henry LeTang, renamed themselves the Hines Brothers in 1962, and in 1964, teamed up with their father in an act called Hines, Hines, and Dad. The trio appeared on The Tonight Show and opened for big-name performers at a number of top-flight clubs. Hines left the trio in 1973, then spent five years in Venice, California, living what he called a "hippie" lifestyle and working with a jazz-rock band. In 1978 he returned to New York and, helped by his brother, auditioned for new shows, ultimately landing excellent parts in three musicals (Eubie!, Comin' Uptown, and Sophisticated Ladies); he received Tony nominations for each of the three shows. He finally received a Tony for his performance as Jelly Roll Morton in the Broadway show Jelly's Last Jam. All of this led to invitations from Hollywood, and he debuted onscreen in 1981's horror film Wolfen. He went on to make a few more films before landing a breakthrough role in Robert Evans's and Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club (1984), one of the year's biggest movies; he also served as choreographer for that film. In 1988 he released an album titled Gregory Hines.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Root Actor 2013
No Score Yet Broadway's Best at Pops Actor 2007
No Score Yet Luther Vandross: From Luther with Love Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures II Actor 2004
No Score Yet Nick Jr. Celebrates Spring! Actor 2004
No Score Yet Santa, Baby Noel Davis 2003
No Score Yet The Red Sneakers Director Zeke 2002
No Score Yet Bojangles Executive Producer Bil Bojangles Robinson Producer 2001
28% Once in the Life Ruffhouse 2001
74% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her Robert 2000
No Score Yet Who Killed Atlanta's Children? (Echo of Murder) Ron Larson 2000
75% The Tic Code Tyrone Pike 1998
No Score Yet Subway Stories Jack 1997
No Score Yet Color of Justice Reverend Walton 1997
No Score Yet The Cherokee Kid The Undertaker 1996
61% The Preacher's Wife Joe Hamilton 1996
17% Mad Dog Time Jules Flamingo 1996
No Score Yet Good Luck Bernard `Bern' Lemley 1996
56% Waiting to Exhale Marvin 1995
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart Director 1995
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town Barnes 1995
12% Renaissance Man Sgt. Cass 1994
No Score Yet Dead Air Mark Jannek 1994
No Score Yet T Bone N Weasel T Bone 1992
No Score Yet White Lie Len Madison Jr. 1991
65% A Rage in Harlem Goldy 1991
20% Eve of Destruction Jim McQuade 1990
50% Tap Max Washington 1989
50% Off Limits Albaby Perkins 1988
60% Running Scared Ray Hughes 1986
46% White Nights Raymond Greenwood 1985
75% The Cotton Club Sandman Williams 1984
83% The Muppets Take Manhattan Himself 1984
13% Deal of the Century Ray Kasternak 1983
No Score Yet Eubie! Actor 1982
75% Wolfen Whittington 1981
62% History of the World---Part I Josephus 1981

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Carl Halpert
  • 2003
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
Ben Ben Doucette
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet Blue's Clues
1996-2004
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
1994-2010
Voice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Performer Musical Guest
  • 1979
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
Performer

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