Hinton Battle

Dancer, Actor, Singer
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1956 in Germany

Filmography

Actor (25)

Smash 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

Boogaloo Line Dancer/Salsa Dancer (Actor)

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

The Trouble With Normal 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sister, Sister 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sweet Justice 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Performer

Foreign Student 1994 (Movie)

Sonny Boy Williamson (Actor)

The Switch 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Star-athon '92: A Weekend With the Stars 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Boys 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 45th Annual Tony Awards 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Performer

Wedding Band 1990 (Movie)

Hawk (Actor)

Gregory Hines' Tap Dance in America 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The Presidential Inaugural Gala 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Daddy's Boys 1988 (Movie)

Piano Player (Actor)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual Tony Awards 1984 - 1985 (TV Show)

Performer

These Old Broads (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

("Steppin' To the Bad Side" Song from the Original Broadway Production of DreamGirls) (Song Performer)

Foreign Student 1994 (Movie)

("All Night Boogie") (Song Performer)

Playing for Keeps 1986 (Movie)

("Think We're Gonna Make It") (Song Performer)
Other (4)

El Cantante 2007 (Movie)

(to Ms. Torres) (Assistant)

Idlewild 2006 (Movie)

(Choreographer)

Foreign Student 1994 (Movie)

Jock Joint choregrapher (Other)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Choreographer

Biography

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).

Milestones

2001

Portrayed Bill "Bojangles" Robinson in the ABC biopic "Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story"

1997

Played the slick mouthpiece Billy Flynn in the highly-praised revival of "Chicago"

1994

Had his biggest onscreen role in "Foreign Student," and served as choreographer and song performer

1992

Served as associate choreographer and music editor on the ABC variety special "The Boys"

1991

Returned to Broadway in "Miss Saigon," for which he won his third Tony Award

1988

Made his feature acting debut in a bit role as a piano player in "Daddy's Boys"

1987

Made his first US TV movie, "The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory" (NBC)

1983

Acted in the British telefilm "A Night on the Town"

1983

Had a featured role in "The Tap Dance Kid," starring Alfonso Ribeiro, for which he garnered his second Tony Award

1981

Co-starred in the revue "Sophisticated Ladies," for which he received his first Tony Award; he toured on and off with the show over a four-year period (1982-1986)

1981

Appeared as James Thunder Early in the Michael Bennett-directed musical "Dreamgirls"

1978

Appeared in "Dancin'," directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse, and toured with the show before returning to Broadway in 1980

1975

Had his breakthrough stage role, the Scarecrow in "The Wiz," the award-winning, all-black modern adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz"

1973

Made his stage debut in "Shim Sham" at the Allentown Pennsylvania Stage Company

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