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)
- 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.
- I’m Better Than Anyone Else: in translating the Texas language
- If I Could Do It Over, I’d: Start sooner
- I’d Give Anything to Meet: “… some enchanted evening.”
- My Fantasy Is: none of your business
- One Thing I Can’t Stand: oral certitude posing as moral certitude
- People Who Knew Me in High School Thought I Was: Saner than I am
- My Most Irrational Act: You’d have to ask several girls I dated.
- 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
Hinton songs turn up regularly in films including GLORIA, REFUGE, TICK-TOCK, and Mark Medoff’s CHILDREN ON THEIR BIRTHDAYS. This 1947 period film features “I Have to Dream” sung by CELINE DION.
Hinton has taken his original music into Los Angeles clubs including the House of Blues and the Viper Room. On the final Christmas of the millennium, he sang at the Vatican for the Pope.
Before his music work began, JD (James David) acted in hundreds of starring roles for top television shows like Picket Fences, The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, Dynasty, and Mork and Mindy.