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Darryl Van Leer's one-man show, "Power on Earth," has earned high praise from critics and audiences alike. Termed "emotionally riveting," by Daily Variety, the show features vivid portrayals of some of history's most important and influential African American figures. Written, directed, and performed by Van Leer, the show includes a startlingly accurate portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the dramatic courtroom eloquence of Thurgood Marshall, and the fiery conviction of Malcolm X, as well as Nat Turner, leader of the largest slave revolt in history, separatist Marcus Garvey, slave turned abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass, and blues greats Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. His performance then entitled "The Gallows to the Gavel" earned him a nomination for the 1996 NAACP Theatre Award.

A versatile performer, Van Leer began his television-acting career by working regularly on Black Entertainment Network's Bobby Jones Gospel Show as a background vocalist, writer, and staff photographer.

Today, he enjoys a successful and varied career in film and television as a featured performer. He appeared in First Time, a Nickelodeon Movie of the Week co-starring John Amos. His other film work includes roles in Steel Chariots, an acclaimed Fox Movie of the Week, and in an HBO original movie, The Second Civil War, co-starring James Earl Jones and Beau Bridges. In 2012, he stared in the film Deadline, a true story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama.

His other television and motion picture appearances include the NBC-TV movie, Witness to an Execution, and the HBO film Up Against the Wall. He also appeared in the major motion picture A League of Their Own, co-starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, and in nationally aired TV commercials. Van Leer has performed extensively in local stage productions, and his theatrical repertoire also includes stand-up comedy. He has traveled the comedy circuit, appearing in such hot spots as The Comic Strip and Catch a Rising Star in New York.

Born and raised in Madisonville, Kentucky, Van Leer received his B.S. degree in industrial technology from Western Kentucky University.

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Darryl Van Leer

Television Actor & Stage Performer

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Darryl Van Leer Biography

Darryl Van Leer's one-man show, "Power on Earth," has earned high praise from critics and audiences alike. Termed "emotionally riveting," by Daily Variety, the show features vivid portrayals of some of history's most important and influential African American figures. Written, directed, and performed by Van Leer, the show includes a startlingly accurate portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the dramatic courtroom eloquence of Thurgood Marshall, and the fiery conviction of Malcolm X, as well as Nat Turner, leader of the largest slave revolt in history, separatist Marcus Garvey, slave turned abolitionist and orator Frederick Douglass, and blues greats Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. His performance then entitled "The Gallows to the Gavel" earned him a nomination for the 1996 NAACP Theatre Award.

A versatile performer, Van Leer began his television-acting career by working regularly on Black Entertainment Network's Bobby Jones Gospel Show as a background vocalist, writer, and staff photographer.

Today, he enjoys a successful and varied career in film and television as a featured performer. He appeared in First Time, a Nickelodeon Movie of the Week co-starring John Amos. His other film work includes roles in Steel Chariots, an acclaimed Fox Movie of the Week, and in an HBO original movie, The Second Civil War, co-starring James Earl Jones and Beau Bridges. In 2012, he stared in the film Deadline, a true story of the murder of an African American youth in rural Alabama.

His other television and motion picture appearances include the NBC-TV movie, Witness to an Execution, and the HBO film Up Against the Wall. He also appeared in the major motion picture A League of Their Own, co-starring Geena Davis and Tom Hanks, and in nationally aired TV commercials. Van Leer has performed extensively in local stage productions, and his theatrical repertoire also includes stand-up comedy. He has traveled the comedy circuit, appearing in such hot spots as The Comic Strip and Catch a Rising Star in New York.

Born and raised in Madisonville, Kentucky, Van Leer received his B.S. degree in industrial technology from Western Kentucky University.

Darryl Van Leer Videos

  • Hit the Road Jack Cover by Darryl Van Leer
    Darryl Van Leer and the DVL Band performing a cover of the Ray Charles song "Hit the Road Jack".
  • Power on Earth - Darryl Van Leer at Sacramento State
    To start off Black History Month on Feb. 1, writer, director, and producer Darryl Van Leer performed his signature “Power on Earth” piece in The...

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  • How to book Darryl Van Leer?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darryl Van Leer for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Darryl Van Leer, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darryl Van Leer or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Darryl Van Leer?

    Booking fees for Darryl Van Leer, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darryl Van Leer, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Darryl Van Leer?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darryl Van Leer for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darryl Van Leer for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darryl Van Leer or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darryl Van Leer or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Darryl Van Leer is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Darryl Van Leer for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Darryl Van Leer generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Moe BellaGloria, Ben Vereen, Will Smith, F. Gary Gray and Ice-T. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darryl Van Leer for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Darryl Van Leer Speaker Videos

  • Hit the Road Jack Cover by Darryl Van Leer
    Darryl Van Leer and the DVL Band performing a cover of the Ray Charles song "Hit the Road Jack".
    Power on Earth - Darryl Van Leer at Sacramento State
    To start off Black History Month on Feb. 1, writer, director, and producer Darryl Van Leer performed his signature “Power on Earth” piece in The University Union. Van Leer set the scenes with...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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