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August 28, 1940 |
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Joan Patchen (1958-1969)
Katharine Houghton (m. 1970)
|Relatives||Katharine Hepburn (aunt-in-law)|
In 1969, he joined Actors Theatre of Louisville under the leadership of Jon Jory where he served as a company member for three years. This institution has produced playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. Jenkins previously appeared on the series Adult Math, as well as episodes of Homefront, The X-Files (episode "Medusa", season 8), Babylon 5, Evolution, the Season three premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Wiseguy, and Early Edition (episode "Deadline", season 3), and Scrubs as Dr. Kelso.
He has appeared in the films Executive Decision, The Abyss, Air America, Last Man Standing, Fled, Gone in 60 Seconds, I Am Sam, The Sum of All Fears, Matewan, Courage Under Fire and the 1998 remake of Psycho. He appeared as the father of Fran Goldsmith in Stephen King's TV miniseries, The Stand. Jenkins also had a role in Clockstoppers.
Most recently, Jenkins portrayed Representative Howard W. Smith in the 2016 HBO TV movie All the Way, in which Smith's segregationist views posed as a central and divisive opposition to President Lyndon B. Johnson's proposal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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