In the Blue Bloods episode “Authority Figures,” a video surfaces of NYPD officers partaking in a clear case of entrapment, and Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) focuses on finding the cop who leaked the video. Meanwhile Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlburg) and his partner Baez (Marisa Ramirez) investigate the murder of a tabloid writer who worked in the hip-hop scene. Their investigation leads them to Cameron Gooding, the owner of Dead Dove Records, who’s portrayed by Leon.
As an actor, Leon (born Leon Preston Robinson IV) is known for his roles on 40 and Single (Dan Mayor), Diary of a Single Mom (Mike), Oz (Jefferson Keane), Resurrection Blvd. (Lawrence Hill), in the music biopic TV movies Little Richard (as Little Richard) and The Temptations as David Ruffin. Leon is also recognized for his roles in a variety of films including Waiting to Exhale (Russell), Above the Rim (Shep), Colors (Killer Bee), The Flamingo Kid (Fortune Smith), and All the Right Moves (Shadow), among others.
Or maybe you recognize Leon for his role as the saint in the 1989 controversial Madonna music video for “Like a Prayer” (see below). Leon was once engaged to the mother of his daughter Noelle, Cynthia Bailey, who now stars on The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Blue Bloods airs Fridays at 10 pm on CBS, right after Hawaii Five-0.