Leon Head



An Actor for over 30 years and a member of BAFTA. Born Leon John Head in Brighton England on October 22, 1949. After being awarded a Scholarship Leon graduated with a Masters in Drama from Mountview Academy in 1979. He started his career as a Holiday Rep at Butlin’s, and Pontin’s, where he traveled around the U.K. gaining his Actors Equity Card. He went on to star in London’s West End and Fringe theatre’s, playing the lead role of Danny in ‘Night Must Fall’, and Hal in ‘Loot’. After being cast in the BBC series ’84 Charing Cross Road’, he emigrated to the United States, where he joined the American Actors Equity. Graduating with a diploma from New York’s ESL Barruch College in 1982 to teach English through the medium of Drama to kindergarten, High School and University students. At the much loved Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, the state’s largest professional theatre company, he played the role of Gary/Roger in ‘Noises Off’ and worked at New York’s famous Jazz house the Cotton Club. It was here in New York that he won the role of Mario in the world’s longest running soap opera, ‘Guiding Light’. In the early 1990’s he moved to Los Angeles, where he starred as Detective Oakenshield in the cult classic ‘Vampire Vixens from Venus’ as well as becoming an entertainer on the Pacific Princess Cruise Ship. During his time in LA he continued to direct Fringe Theatre and write scripts. Directing his interpretation of Shakespeare for an American cable channel. He later moved to China starring in a number of Jackie Chan films, most notably playing Doctor Smith in the 2005 blockbuster ‘The Myth’. He became fluent in Chinese, featuring in a number of Hong Kong hit movies as well as having a recurring role in the TV drama ‘Romancing Hong Kong’. Throughout his career he starred in numerous commercials including one for McDonald’s where he spoke Cantonese. In his later life he continued writing, and remained passionate about acting and helping others.