Levert was born to The O'Jays frontman Eddie Levert and his wife Martha in Philadelphia on July 13, 1966.
He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland.
During the release of Groove On, Levert appeared in the group Black Men United for the hit single "U Will Know" for the film Jason's Lyric, the movie's soundtrack.
Levert began his acting career as Charles Young, his first appearance on The Jamie Foxx Show for 2 episodes with "Just Don't Do It", that aired on November 5, 1998 and Jamie disapproves of his mother (Jo Marie Payton) because she decided to marry him in the episode.
In January 2001, Gerald appears again in the series finale "Always and Forever" when Jamie (Jamie Foxx) and Fancy (Garcelle Beauvais) got married and sang the opening ceremony at the wedding and joined by fellow singers Gladys Knight and Marilyn Mc Coo (without her husband Billy Davis, Jr.).
Gerald Edward Levert (July 13, 1966 – November 10, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, producer and actor.
Levert is best known for singing with his brother, Sean Levert, and friend Marc Gordon of the vocal group Le Vert.
Levert also sang lead vocals in two songs on the 2002 film documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" - the story of The Funk Brothers.