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Overview (4)

Born in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA
Birth NameLeon Brian Ganter
Nickname Bubba
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A native of Flagstaff, Arizona, Bubba was a high school football standout which earned him a college scholarship. Unfortunately, injuries cut his playing days short which led to his entry in to the entertainment industry. In 1989, Bubba was called upon by his mentor Earl Gabbidon to provide personal protection to Country/Western singer Dolly Parton while she performed concerts throughout Arizona. After which he toured with Pop duo Milli Vanilli on their West Coast portion of their tour. Bubba was then recruited by the mega Pop group New Kids On The Block as Jordan Knight's personal bodyguard from 1989-1994. He continued working with Jordan until 2005, even doubling as his Tour Manager as well. Bubba has worked with numerous artist and groups before deciding to retire from touring in 2006 after being the Tour Manager for Reggae group Morgan Heritage. Bubba made his first TV screen appearance on New Kids On The Block "Step by Step" music video as the drummer, and three of their videos as well. He was also seen in New Kids On The Block's 1990 Pay Per View special "No More Games Live", and in the Disney MGM Studio's NFL Super Bowl Special "New Kids On The Block Wildest Dreams" on NBC in 1991. Bubba made his film debut in 1995 when longtime friend Steve "Biscuit" Walker who was the original bodyguard for New Kids On The Block and later solo Rap star asked if Bubba was interested in playing his bodyguard in a Feature Film "A Texas Payback". This is where Bubba caught the acting bug. He went on to be featured on NBC's "Unsolved Mysteries" as legendary music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight. The episode was dedicated to Tupac Shakur's murder in Las Vegas. In 1997, Bubba was featured in the film version of the UK's longtime running soap opera "Coronation Street-Viva Las Vegas". He also found love in the theater where he portrayed Pvt. C.J. Memphis in a "Soldier's Story" and also the voice of Audrey II the plant in a a stage production of "A Little Shop of Horrors". After a time away from acting, Bubba was called on once again to play himself in Spike TV's reality show "The Club". The show dealt with the everyday happenings in the nightclub business in Las Vegas. Bubba returned to Hollywood in 2009 after making his return to the big screen in the film "Middle Men". Bubba also completed two other films as well "Columbus Circle" and "Our Family Wedding", where he played opposite Forrest Whittaker and Carlos Mencia as the Mountainist where he had his first fight scenes. All three were released in 2010. Since then Bubba had steady work in TV and film appearances such as CBS's "The Mentalist, and his first lead role in the film "Sideline Confessions" as retired football player Gregg Booker. Bubba also did a Guest Star appearance on Nickelodeons "Sam & Cat" as his most notable character Bunny. After which Bubba took 18 month hiatus from Hollywood and returned to his home state Arizona for a breather. Bubba has since returned back to tinsel town when called upon by Dan Schneider, the creator of such shows for Nickelodeon as "All That", "Keenan & Kel" "Zoey 101", "Josh & Drake", "iCarly" and "Sam & Cat" to reprise his role as Bunny along with Kel Mitchel on a weekly bases in his new show "Game Shakers".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: LaRue Johnson

Trivia (1)

Was Jordan Knight's bodyguard (of New Kids On The Block).

Personal Quotes (2)

Sometimes angels don't have wings........ We call them friends!
Always looks up to the sky, cause the ground has never giving me satisfaction!

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