Carter Jenkins

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Carter Jenkins
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Jenkins at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Struck by Lightning
Born Carter Mark Jenkins
(1991-09-04) September 4, 1991 (age 23)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present

Carter Mark Jenkins (born September 4, 1991) is an American actor.

Early life[edit]

Jenkins was born in Tampa, Florida to Mary and Eric Jenkins, and was raised in Carrollwood, Florida, where he attended Independent Day School.[1] His family later moved to Sherman Oaks, California.[2][3] He has an older brother, Renneker Jenkins, who is also an actor, and an older sister, Tiffany. Like his character in Keeping Up with the Steins, Jenkins was raised Jewish,[4] and attended Hebrew school.[5]


Jenkins began performing in community theatre, and then on local and national commercials. He played the lead role in the television series Surface (2005–2006) and guest starred in shows such as Viva Laughlin, CSI: Miami, House, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, The Bernie Mac Show, and Unfabulous along with feature films Aliens in the Attic, Bad News Bears, Keeping Up with the Steins, Life Is Ruff.[6] and Nightlight.[7]

In 2009, Jenkins appeared in the film Aliens in the Attic, playing the lead role Tom Pearson. In 2010, he appeared in Valentine's Day, playing the boyfriend of Emma Roberts' character.


Jenkins in 2008
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Honor System, TheThe Honor System Peg Short film
2004 Three Body Problem, TheThe Three Body Problem Byron Short film
2005 Life Is Ruff Preston Price Television film
2005 Bad News Bears Joey Bullock
2006 Think Tank Young Dex
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Zachary Stein
2008 Day's Work, AA Day's Work Zack Short film
2009 Aliens in the Attic Tom Pearson
2010 Valentine's Day Alexander "Alex" Franklin
2010 Arcadia Lost Sye
2011 J.A.W. Seth Short film
2012 Nevsky Prospect, TheThe Nevsky Prospect David
2012 Struck by Lightning Nicholas Forbes
2012 Life Life in in Space Space Inspector Shnotzy Short film
2014 Any Tom, Dick, or Harry JJ Hale Post-production
2015 Nightlight Chris
Year Title Role Notes
2003–2004 Bernie Mac Show, TheThe Bernie Mac Show Michael 2 episodes
2003 Without a Trace Kyle Episode: "Fallout: Part 1"
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kid Episode #1.134
2003 Run of the House Young Kurt Episode: "Just Like Mom"
2004 Joint Custody Nate Unsold WB pilot
2004 Scrubs Young Todd Episode: "My Tormented Mentor"
2004 Oliver Beene Boy Episode: "Babysitting"
2004–2005 Unfabulous Eli Pataki 7 episodes (1 uncredited)
2004 Everwood David Beck Episode: "Staking Claim"
2005 CSI: NY Will Galanis Episode: "Tri-Borough"
2005 Lost Young Tom Episode: "Born to Run"
2005–2006 Surface Miles Barnett Main cast
2006 4400, TheThe 4400 Todd Barstow Episode: "Graduation Day"
2006 House Mark McNeil Episode: "Meaning"
2006 CSI: Miami Raymond Caine Jr. Episode: "Rio"
2007 Viva Laughlin Jack Holden Main cast
2009–2010 Lie to Me Rick Massey 2 episodes (1 uncredited)
2014 The Following Preston Tanner 4 episodes


  1. ^ "Schools in Tampa". Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. ^ Belcher, Walt (2009-07-28). "Former Tampa teen shares big screen with CGI critters". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ Belcher, Walt (2010-02-09). "Tampa actor has role in star-studded 'Valentine's Day'". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  4. ^ Mentioned Fall TV Preview: Carter Jenkins; American Jewish life magazine on September 4, 2007
  5. ^ Mentioned at the premiere of Keeping Up with the Steins in an interview on WireImage; May 8, 2006
  6. ^ "Carter Jenkins :::: Bio 2007". Archived from the original on 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  7. ^ "Nightlight". Fangoria. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 

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