Hinton Battle worked in a variety of genres and built up a diverse and reputable career. He had a part on the television special "Happy Birthday, Hollywood!" (1986-87). He also appeared in the TV movie "The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory" (1986-87). A regular on the awards show circuit, he made an appearance on "The 39th Annual Tony Awards" (1984-85). He also landed roles in movies like the Daryl Haney action film "Daddy's Boys" (1988). As a composer, Battle created music for the comedy "Playing for Keeps" (1986) with Danny Jordano. His film career continued throughout the nineties in productions like "Foreign Student" (1994). He appeared in a number of television specials, including "Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars" (1991-92) and "The Boys" (1991-92). Additionally, he appeared on the television special "The Kennedy Center 25th Anniversary Celebration" (1995-96). Battle last acted on "Smash" (2011-13).