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Hinton Battle

Hinton Battle was born on November 29, 1956 in Neubrücke, Germany. He is an actor, known for Dreamgirls (2006), Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001) and A Night on the Town (1983). See full bio »
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Dreamgirls Wayne
Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story
Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story Bill Bojangles Robinson
A Night on the Town
Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf The Cat


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 2012 Smash (TV Series)
- Previews (2012) ... Pastor
 2006 Dreamgirls
 2001 These Old Broads (TV Movie)
 2000 The Trouble with Normal (TV Series)
- Owl Show Ya (2000) ... Instructor
 1999 Early Edition (TV Series)
Rev. O.C. Nicks
- Number One with a Bullet (1999) ... Rev. O.C. Nicks
 1996 High Incident (TV Series)
 1995 Sweet Justice (TV Series)
Brother Will
- The Sensational Six (1995) ... Brother Will
 1993 The Switch (TV Movie)
Hildred Shumake
 1992 Red Dwarf (TV Movie)
The Cat
 1992 The Boys (TV Movie)
 1989 Wedding Band
 1988 Daddy's Boys
Piano Player
 1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory (TV Movie)
Joe (Travis' servant)
 1983 A Night on the Town (TV Movie)
 1978 The Wiz (Video)
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He acted in John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical, "Chicago," at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Marilu Henner, Bebe Neuwirth, and Joel Grey in the cast. Walter Bobbie was director. See more »

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Although many people primarily know him as a tap dancer, he didn't learn to tap until he was hired for "The Tap Dance Kid" in 1983. See more »

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