Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines

Highest Rated: 83% The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

Lowest Rated: 11% Deal of the Century (1983)

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.


Highest Rated Movies



70% The Cotton Club Encore Actor 2019
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 Producer Bil Bojangles Robinson Executive 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
60% 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
11% Deal of the Century Ray Kasternak 1983
No Score Yet Eubie! Actor 1982
75% Wolfen Whittington 1981
60% History of the World---Part I Josephus 1981


No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Independent Lens
Appearing 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
Carl Halpert 2003
No Score Yet Will & Grace
Ben Ben Doucette 2000
No Score Yet Blue's Clues
Voice 1999
93% The Gregory Hines Show
Ben Stevenson 1998
No Score Yet Ken Burns' Baseball
Voice 1994
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Performer Musical Guest 1979
No Score Yet Great Performances


Gloria Johnson says: Would you like to have dinner with us? It's just leftovers. Collard greens and corn bread, some candied yarns, a little potato salad, fried chicken, peach cobbler and a few slice of ham.

Marvin says: I would love to, but I've got so much to do around here. Maybe some other time.

Gloria Johnson says: To be honest, I don't have no business eatin' any of it as big as I am

Marvin says: My wife was a big woman too. I like a woman with some meat on her bones.

Danny Costanzo says: I mean retire--quit-be a regular person.

Ray Hughes says: Regular people suck.

Danny Costanzo says: Maybe, but they don't get shot.

Danny Costanzo says: Is this what I really want to do when I grow up?

Ray Hughes says: What else is there?