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Gregory Hines (I) (1946–2003)

Gregory Hines was born on February 14, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Oliver Hines. He was an actor, known for The Cotton Club (1984), Running Scared (1986) and History of the World: Part I (1981). He was married to Pamela Koslow and Patricia Panella. He died on August 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Cotton Club
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Running Scared
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 2003/I The Root
 2003 Lost at Home (TV Series)
Jordan King
- Best Friends (2003) ... Jordan King
- The Story of Us (2003) ... Jordan King
- Our Town (2003) ... Jordan King
- Good Will Hunting (2003) ... Jordan King
- One Bracelet Don't Feed the Beast (2003) ... Jordan King
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Carl Halpert
- Suicide Box (2003) ... Carl Halpert
 2002 The Red Sneakers (TV Movie)
 2001 Santa, Baby! (TV Movie)
Noel (voice)
 2001 Bojangles (TV Movie)
 2000 Once in the Life
 2000 Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her
Robert (segment "Fantasies About Rebecca")
 1999 Blue's Big Treasure Hunt (Video short)
Jack (voice)
 1997-1999 The Gregory Hines Show (TV Series)
Ben Stevenson
- I'll See You All in Health (1999) ... Ben Stevenson
- Sister-in-Law, Sister-in-Law (1999) ... Ben Stevenson
- Get Smarter (1999) ... Ben Stevenson
- Mug the One You're With (1998) ... Ben Stevenson
- Wahunthra (1998) ... Ben Stevenson
 1999 The Tic Code
Tyrone Pike
 1998 Stories from My Childhood (TV Series)
the Czar
- The Golden Rooster (1998) ... the Czar (voice)
 1997 Color of Justice (TV Movie)
Reverend Walton
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie)
Jack (segment "Manhattan Miracle")
 1996 Mad Dog Time
Jules Flamingo
 1996 Good Luck
Bernard 'Bern' Lemley
 1995 A Stranger in Town (TV Movie)
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
The Beast / Prince Koro
- Beauty and the Beast (1995) ... The Beast / Prince Koro (voice)
 1994 Kangaroo Court (Short)
 1994 Dead Air (TV Movie)
Mark Jannek / Jim Sheppard
 1993 Sesame Street (TV Series)
 1992 T Bone N Weasel (TV Movie)
T Bone
 1991 White Lie (TV Movie)
Len Madison Jr.
 1991 A Rage in Harlem
 1991 Eve of Destruction
Colonel Jim McQuade
 1988 Off Limits
Albaby Perkins
 1985 White Nights
Raymond Greenwood
 1985 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
- The Amazing Falsworth (1985) ... Falsworth
 1985 Faerie Tale Theatre (TV Series)
Edgar - Miller's Son
- Puss in Boots (1985) ... Edgar - Miller's Son
 1984 The Muppets Take Manhattan
Roller Skater
 1983 Deal of the Century
Ray Kasternak
 1983 Parade of Stars (TV Movie)
Bill Robinson
 1981 Eubie! (TV Movie)
 1967 Away We Go (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #1.9 (1967) ... Guest Performer
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He acted in the musical, "Jelly's Last Jam," on Broadway in New York City with Tonya Pinkins in the cast. Jules Fisher was lighting designer. Hope Clarke, Gregory Hines and Tel L. Levy were choreographers. See more »

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1 Interview | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Hines - Hines and Dad | Hines Hines and Dad | Hines and Dad Hines


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Won Broadway's 1992 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Jelly's Last Jam," for which he also shared a Best Choreographer nomination with Hope Clarke and Ted L. Levy. He was also nominated for Tonys three other times: as Best Actor (Featured Role - Musical) in 1979 for "Eubie!", which he recreated in the television version with the same title, Eubie! (1981); ; and as Best Actor (Musical), in ... See more »


He's an accomplished tap dancer and many of his films feature his dancing

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