Larry "Flash" Jenkins

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Larry "Flash" Jenkins
Born Larry Jenkins
May 10, 1955 (1955-05-10) (age 61)
Long Island, New York, United States
Residence Los Angeles, California
Education Olive–Harvey College
Alma mater Southern Illinois University
Pepperdine University
Occupation Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Years active 1978–present
Home town Chicago, Illinois, United States

Larry "Flash" Jenkins (born May 10, 1955) is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Jenkins starred in the television series The White Shadow as Wardell Stone,[1][2] Bay City Blues[1] and Finder of Lost Loves.

Jenkins is also known for such films as Ferris Bueller's Day Off[3] and the role of "Gummy" in Fletch.


Currently Jenkins and his production company Gold Coast Productions are prepping the gospel film I Didn't Lie… I Just Didn't Tell The Truth and the comedy Season Tickets.

Jenkins wrote, produced, directed and starred in the comedy film Marriage Vows (out December 2013), gospel musical film titled Don't Touch, If you ain't Prayed (2014 release) and gospel/romantic comedy House of Grace.

Jenkins also wrote and produced the gospel musical film Pastor Jones and produced the hip hop comedy film Ms. B's Hair Salon. All executive produced by Kenneth Halsband, who served as executive in charge of production for The Fighter and Limitless starring Robert De Niro. Currently released on DVD/video is Brothers in Arms for Screen Gems which Larry served as a co-producer as well as co-starred and Go For Broke II, which Larry starred opposite Glenn Plummer. He served as executive producer for the hit DVD film When Thugs Cry. Larry also produced and wrote the first draft for the Black Christ Film titled Color of the Cross.

Jenkins in October 2005 founded his own production companies titled: Flashworks Productions and Gold Coast Productions LLC in Los Angeles, California.

Personal life[edit]

From 1984 to 1991, Larry was married to Michele Jenkins, and from 1997 to 2009 was married to Jean Coleman Jenkins. Larry has a 25-year-old son Jeffrey. They currently reside in the Hancock Park section of Los Angeles, California.

Jenkins is part of the worship group of West Angeles Church of God in Los Angeles. He has worked with Bishop Charles E. Blake and participate in many churches activities including the church basketball team games.

Selected filmography[edit]




  • From Lara with Love (2000)
  • Brothers in Arms (2005)
  • Color of the Cross (2006)
  • Sorority Sister Slaughter (2007)
  • Marriage Vows (2013)



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