Carter Jenkins

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Carter Jenkins
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Jenkins at the 2012 premiere of Struck by Lightning
Born Carter Mark Jenkins
(1991-09-04) September 4, 1991 (age 24)
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
Occupation
  • Actor
  • producer
  • screenwriter
Years active 2003–present

Carter Mark Jenkins (born September 4, 1991) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Aliens in the Attic (2009), Valentine's Day (2010), and Struck by Lightning (2012). On television, Jenkins was part of the main cast of Surface (2005–06) and Viva Laughlin (2007).

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, Los Angeles.[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] He is also an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

Career[edit]

Jenkins began performing in community theatre, and then on local and national commercials. He played lead roles in the television series Surface (2005–06) and Viva Laughlin (2007), and guest starred in episodes of CSI: Miami, House, CSI: NY, Without a Trace, The Bernie Mac Show, and Unfabulous. He has also starred in feature films such as Bad News Bears and Keeping Up with the Steins, and starred in the television film Life Is Ruff.[6]

In 2009, Jenkins appeared in the film Aliens in the Attic, playing the lead role Tom Pearson. In 2010, he appeared in the romantic-comedy Valentine's Day, playing Alex Franklin, the boyfriend of Emma Roberts' character. Jenkins had a supporting role in the 2012 coming-of-age comedy-drama Struck by Lightning, which starred Chris Colfer, who also wrote the screenplay. In 2015, Jenkins portrayed one of the main roles in the supernatural thriller film Nightlight.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Jenkins in 2008

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Bad News Bears Joey Bullock
2006 Keeping Up with the Steins Zachary Stein
2006 Think Tank Young Dex
2009 Aliens in the Attic Tom Pearson
2010 Valentine's Day Alex Franklin
2010 Arcadia Lost Sye
2012 The Nevsky Prospect David
2012 Struck by Lightning Nicholas Forbes
2012 Life Life in in Space Space Inspector Shnotzy Short film
2014 Drink Young Gray Short film
2014 Heavy Water River
2015 Nightlight Chris
2015 Circle The College Guy
2015 A Light Beneath Their Feet Jeremy
2016 Summer of 8 Jesse In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Without a Trace Kyle Episode: "Fallout: Part 1"
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! Kid Episode #1.134
2003 Run of the House Young Kurt Franklin Episode: "Just Like Mom"
2003–04 The Bernie Mac Show Michael 2 episodes
2004 Joint Custody Nate Unsold The WB pilot
2004 Scrubs Young Todd Quinlan Episode: "My Tormented Mentor"
2004 Oliver Beene Boy Episode: "Babysitting"
2004 Everwood David Beck Episode: "Staking Claim"
2004–05 Unfabulous Eli Pataki 9 episodes
2005 Surface Miles Barnett 15 episodes
2005 CSI: NY Will Galanis Episode: "Tri-Borough"
2005 Lost Young Tom Brennan Episode: "Born to Run"
2005 Life is Ruff Preston Price Television film
2006 The 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 6 episodes
2009–10 Lie to Me Rick Massey 2 episodes
2014 Chosen Reid Episode: "Downward Spiral"
2014 The Following Preston Tanner 4 episodes
2015 Mad Men Andy Episode: "The Milk and Honey Route"
2015 Tales from the Darkside Carter Unsold The CW pilot
2015 Any Tom, Dick, or Harry JJ Hale Television film; also writer
2016 Aquarius William Garretson Episode: "Everyone's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"
2016 Famous in Love Rainer Devon Upcoming Freeform series

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Schools in Tampa". IDSYES.com. Retrieved June 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ Belcher, Walt (July 28, 2009). "Former Tampa teen shares big screen with CGI critters". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved August 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ Belcher, Walt (February 9, 2010). "Tampa actor has role in star-studded 'Valentine's Day'". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved February 12, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Mentioned Fall TV Preview: Carter Jenkins". American Jewish Life Magazine. September 4, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Mentioned at the premiere of Keeping Up with the Steins in an interview". WireImage. May 8, 2006. 
  6. ^ "Carter Jenkins – Bio 2007". CarterJenkins.com. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Exclusive clip: The "NIGHTLIGHT" reveals a frightening presence". Fangoria. March 25, 2015. 

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