Jenkins at the 2012 premiere of Struck by Lightning
|Born||Carter Mark Jenkins
September 4, 1991
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
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).
Jenkins was born in Tampa, Florida to Mary and Eric Jenkins, and was raised in Carrollwood, Florida, where he attended Independent Day School. His family later moved to Sherman Oaks, California. 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, and attended Hebrew school.
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.
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.
|2003||The Honor System||Peg||Short film|
|2004||The Three Body Problem||Byron||Short film|
|2005||Bad News Bears||Joey Bullock|
|The 40-Year Old Virgin||Hypher|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Zachary Stein|
|2008||A Day's Work||Zack||Short film|
|2009||Aliens in the Attic||Tom Pearson|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Alexander "Alex" Franklin|
|2012||The Nevsky Prospect||David|
|Struck by Lightning||Nicholas Forbes|
|Life Life in in Space Space||Inspector Shnotzy||Short film|
|Still Life||Jesse||In post-production|
|A Light Beneath Their Feet||Jeremy||In post-production|
|Any Tom, Dick, or Harry||JJ Hale||In post-production; also writer|
|2003||Without a Trace||Kyle||Episode: "Fallout: Part 1"|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Kid||Episode #1.134|
|Run of the House||Young Kurt||Episode: "Just Like Mom"|
|2003–2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Michael||2 episodes|
|2004||Joint Custody||Nate||Unsold WB pilot|
|Scrubs||Young Todd||Episode: "My Tormented Mentor"|
|Oliver Beene||Boy||Episode: "Babysitting"|
|Everwood||David Beck||Episode: "Staking Claim"|
|2004–2005||Unfabulous||Eli Pataki||7 episodes (1 uncredited)|
|2005||Surface||Miles Barnett||Main cast|
|CSI: NY||Will Galanis||Episode: "Tri-Borough"|
|Lost||Young Tom||Episode: "Born to Run"|
|Life is Ruff||Preston Price||TV film|
|2005–2007||South Park||Rockie/Kahn/Bus Kid #3|
|2006||The 4400||Todd Barstow||Episode: "Graduation Day"|
|House||Mark McNeil||Episode: "Meaning"|
|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||Chosen||Reid||Episode: "Downward Spiral"|
|The Following||Preston Tanner||4 episodes|
|2015||Mad Men||Andy||Episode: "The Milk and Honey Route" (7x13)|
|Tales from the Darkside||Carter||Pilot episode|
- "Schools in Tampa". Retrieved June 29, 2013.
- Belcher, Walt (July 28, 2009). "Former Tampa teen shares big screen with CGI critters". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved August 10, 2009.
- Belcher, Walt (February 9, 2010). "Tampa actor has role in star-studded 'Valentine's Day'". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved February 12, 2010.
- "Mentioned Fall TV Preview: Carter Jenkins". American Jewish Life Magazine. September 4, 2007.
- "Mentioned at the premiere of Keeping Up with the Steins in an interview". WireImage. May 8, 2006.
- "Carter Jenkins – Bio 2007". CarterJenkins.com. Archived from the original on April 16, 2008. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
- "Exclusive clip: The "NIGHTLIGHT" reveals a frightening presence". Fangoria. March 25, 2015.
- Carter Jenkins at the Internet Movie Database
- Carter Jenkins' fashion shoot in The Block. Issue 20 - Fame