Burgess Jenkins

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Burgess Jenkins
Jenkins at the premiere of Wesley in 2008
Born Burgess Jenkins
(1973-10-24) October 24, 1973 (age 44)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active 2000–present
Spouse(s) Ashlee Payne[citation needed]

Burgess Jenkins (born October 24, 1973)[citation needed] is an American actor. He is known for work in the film Remember the Titans opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington; and as Hilary Swank's husband David Winter in The Reaping (2007).

Early life[edit]

Jenkins was born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and a graduate of Richard J. Reynolds High School and Lenoir-Rhyne University.[1]


Jenkins portrayed religious leader John Wesley in the award-winning independent film Wesley[2] (2009) with Kevin McCarthy and June Lockhart.[3]

On television, Jenkins played Bobby Irons throughout season six on the hit CW series One Tree Hill, recurred on Marry Me with Lucy Liu and Tony & Ridley Scott's A&E Thriller COMA. He has guest starred on numerous shows including: Drop Dead Diva, Revolution, JAG and many more. Jenkins starred in the true story Unshackled with Stacy Keach.[4] and was nominated as Best Actor at the Boston Film Festival for his portrayal of Bruce Snow in Insignificant Others.[5]

Jenkins appeared on ABC's Nashville as Randy Roberts, long-time friend and music producer to Rayna Jaymes (Connie Britton).[6] The series reunited Jenkins with his Remember the Titans co-star Hayden Panettiere.

Jenkins signed onto season seven of the Lifetime Network's flagship original series Army Wives. He played Staff Sergeant Eddie Hall, married to Maggie Hall (Torrey DeVitto), as part of a new family entering the cast.

Jenkins trained at the famed "Playhouse West" with Robert Carnegie and Academy Award nominated actor Jeff Goldblum.[citation needed]

In 2014, Jenkins was cast as Billy Abbott in the Daytime Emmy-winning CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.



Year Title Role
2000 Unshackled Harold Morris
Remember the Titans Ray Budds
2004 Broken Peter
2006 Sea of Fear Lance
2007 Fall Down Dead Officer Earl Buchyk
The Reaping David Winter
2009 Wesley John Wesley
In/Significant Others Bruce Snow
Vault of Darkness Marcus
2010 StaleMate Rich
The Trial Harry O'Ryan
2011 Red Dirt Rising Bill Blair
The Key Man Charles Hawthorne
2012 Susie's Hope Roy Lawrence
2013 Jimmy Jake Garner
2014 Hero Joe Finn


Year Title Role Note
2000 Dawson's Creek Brad Episode: "True Love"
2002 JAG Lt. Jack Kersey Episode: "Offensive Action"
2003 Good Morning, Miami Jimmy Episode: "The Ex Games"
2008–09 One Tree Hill Bobby Irons 12 episodes
2009 My Fake Fiancé Steve TV movie
Army Wives Major Kurt Dandridge 2 episodes
2010 Drop Dead Diva ADA Dushay Episode: "Begin Again"
Christmas Cupid Andrew Craig
Marry Me Jeff Rumson Miniseries
2011 The Shunning John Beiler
The Heart of Christmas Walt
2012 Coma Sean Berman Miniseries
Nashville Randy Roberts 3 episodes
Revolution Lon Chetham Episode: "No Quarter"
2013 Army Wives Eddie Hall
2014–2016 The Young and the Restless Billy Abbott 112 episodes


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