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Gregory Hines

Lowest Rated:   10% Eve of Destruction (1990)
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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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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
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
No Score Yet Echo of Murder
  • Actor
2000
74% Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
  • Robert
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
52% Waiting to Exhale
  • Marvin
1995
No Score Yet Bleeding Heart
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet A Stranger in Town
  • Barnes
1995
17% 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
64% A Rage in Harlem
  • Goldy
1991
10% 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
81% The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Himself
1984
13% Deal of the Century
  • Ray Kasternak
1983
No Score Yet Eubie!
  • Actor
1982
73% Wolfen
  • Whittington
1981
62% History of the World---Part I
  • Josephus
1981

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • 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
1998-2006
  • Ben Ben Doucette
  • 2002
  • 2000
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Musical Guest
  • Performer
  • 1979
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Performer

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