JDH – lives in Los Angeles, with a Waco, Texas accent.
- Born/Hometown: June 12 Waco, Texas
- Occupation: Words & Music
- Heroes: Moses, Lincoln, my “no matter what” friends
- Must haves: Internet, Sharpies
- Nobody Knows I’m: more than a little bit private.
- If I Could Do It Over, I’d: Start sooner
- 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
- If I Weren’t “drawn to show business” I’d Be: a very average golfer
A singer/songwriter, 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 and New York clubs with sold-out shows at Rockwood Music Hall, 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” for CBS. Look for him soon in Reese Witherspoon’s new project “The Morning Show” for AppleTV.
JD Hinton never met a stranger and thinks any day is a good day for chili.