Bio

JDH –  Never met a stranger.  Thinks any day is a good day for chili.

    • Born/Hometown: June 12   Waco, Texas
    • Occupation: Words & Music
    • Lives in:  Austin, Hollywood, the occasional “undisclosed location”
    • Working On:  Songs you must hear. You can download “Echo Park” on iTunes. (video from rehearsals on You Tube now)

Mulholland Man

  • Last Good Movie I Saw: Gimme Shelter DVD
  • Must haves: Internet, Sharpies, My “no matter what” friends
  • Nobody Knows I’m: more than a little bit private.
  • If I Could Do It Over, I’d: Start sooner
  • I’d Give Anything to Meet: “… some enchanted evening.”
  • People Who Knew Me in High School Thought I Was: Saner than I am.
  • If I Weren’t “drawn to show business” I’d Be: a very average golfer
  • If I’ve Learned One Thing In Life It’s: The truth is better than you think.
  • Most Humbling Experience: Seeing Monument Valley
  • The Three Words That Best Describe Me: Now in Progress

A Texas balladeer, JD Hinton has composed songs and music for Hollywood films including GLORIA, TICK-TOCK, and Mark Medoff’s film CHILDREN ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS. This 1942 period film features his song I HAVE TO DREAM sung by Celine Dion.

JD takes his original music into Los Angeles clubs with sold out shows at Vitello’s, Rockwell, House of Blues and Viper Room. A personal highlight was singing at the Vatican for the Pope.

As heartfelt as the late, great Hank Williams, Hinton’s music has been compared to everyone from Leonard Cohen to Peter Gabriel and Robbie Robertson.

Before his music work began, JD was the midnight to dawn disc jockey on a highly rated R&B radio station that kept L.A. dancing the night away. Hinton began using improvisational skills he developed as a disc jockey to land acting roles in television and films. His name continually popped up starring on TV shows like “Dynasty”, “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”, “Mork and Mindy”, and recently in the hit show “Jane the Virgin.”

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