Born in N.Y.C., N.Y on Sept. 19th. 1956
Son of musician, Hector L. Castro, who was pianist and Musical Director for Johnny Pacheco and Celia Cruz as well as having his own group, Conjunto Candela. His first conga and drum set were given to him by his stepfather, George Cordero. Lenny went to the same high school his father attended, Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Lenny also attended Mannes College Of Music, Third Street Music School, All-Boro Band and Orchestra, All High School Band and Orchestra as well as playing in Salsa bands like Johnny Colon, Eddie Palmieri and other local NY bands at the age of 14. At age 19 he was discovered by Melissa Manchester working at the Frank Ippolioto’s Pro Drum Shop. Shortly after that Melissa and the band moved to L.A. where he met musicians like Steve Lukather, David Garfield, Carlos Vega, as well as The Porcaro Family, Chuck Delmonico, and many other. Soon becoming a part of the L.A. scene himself. He Started to work for many producers in L.A. like Richard Perry. John Stronach, Vini Poncia, Bill Schnee, Tommy Lipuma, Russ Tittleman and Lenny Worenker, and others.
Lenny has recorded and toured in America and around the world with artist like: Melissa Manchester, Rolling Stones, Elton John, U2, Joe Sample, Toto, Boz Scaggs, Ricky Lee Jones, Matsu Takako, Sadao Watanabe, Sahashi, Love Psycodelico, Boney James, Wayne Shorter, Adele, Glen Frey, The Eagles, Dan Fogelberg, Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, George Benson, Steve Lukather, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Rufus and Chaka Kahn, Brian Culbertson, Eros Ramazzotti, Noel Gallagher, Kid Rock, Micheal Lington, Peter White, Liza Minelli, Maroon 5, Dave Koz, Micheal Bublè, Justin Beiber, Justin Timberlake, Dave Sanborn, Amy Grant, Papa Roach, Kirk Whalum, The Crusaders, Cecilia Noël, Colin Haye, The Wallflowers, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton, Clint Black, Dwight Yoachum, Rod Stewart, Al Jarreau, The Rockettes, Bette Midler, George Duke, Dido, Mars Volta, The Dickies, Peter Criss, Joe Cocker, Joe Bonamassa, Zucchero,Neil Larsen, Larsen Feiten Band, Karizma, Los Lobotomys, Marti Pell and many, many more. He is currently working with the band Toto in the studio and live as well as on his own solo project.
He has also worked on films such as Close Encounters of a Third Kind, Hancock, The Fugitive, 9 to 5 and many commercial jingles like Toyota, and Burger King and animations like Family Guy, American Dad, The Simpsons, Phineas and Ferb, Sofia the Great.