Tommie Earl Jenkins

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Tommie Earl Jenkins
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Tommie Earl Jenkins

(1965-11-13) November 13, 1965 (age 54)
Other namesTee Jaye, Tommie Jenkins
OccupationActor, voice actor, musician stage performer
Years active1979–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Tommie Earl Jenkins (born November 13, 1965), also credited in some productions as Tee Jaye[1] or Tommie Jenkins, is an American actor, voice actor, musician and stage performer most noted for his work as Ubercorn from the television show Go Jetters. Go Jetters was nominated for a 2016 BAFTA in the Preschool - Animation section.[2] Other notable work includes the origination of the role Barry Belson in Jersey Boys,[3] and the narration of the audiobook Twelve Years a Slave[4] and the narration of two documentaries released concurrently with Roots.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

A native of Canton, Ohio, he has spent more than twenty years in the United Kingdom. He returned to the United States in 2014.[7]


Tommie Earl Jenkins originally trained as a classical ballet dancer. He has worked with the Canton Ballet in Ohio, the Duluth Ballet of Minnesota and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City.[1][3] He has worked in numerous theatrical performances as both a dancer and actor as well as a film and voice actor.[3][8]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Purlie the Musical[3]
1990–1998 Cats Various (Alonzo, Macavity, Munkustrap, Plato, Rum Tug Tugger) Hamburg (1990–1991)
London (1996–1998)
1993–1996 A Chorus Line Richie Carr Performing Arts Centre
A non-commercial BBC Radio broadcast was made with the 1996 cast.[9]
1994–1995 Five Guys Named Moe Swing, Big Moe, Nomax, Four-eyed Moe[3] Albery Theater
Also appeared as Four-eyed Moe in the 1995 live video recording
1999–2000 Oh What a Night! Brutus T. Firefly Apollo Hammersmith Theatre
2000–2002 Fame Tyrone Jackson[10][11] Victoria Palace Theatre and Cambridge Theatre[12]
2004 Purlie Purlie Victorious[13] Bridewell Theatre
2004–2005 Aladdin Genie[3] Old Vic Theatre[12] with Ian McKellen[3]
2005–2008 Tick, Tick...Boom! Michael Menier Chocolate Factory[14]
2006 Whistle Down the Wind Ed Palace Theatre[12]
2006–2008 Dirty Dancing[15] Tito Suarez (stand by) Aldwych Theatre[16]
2008–2012 Jersey Boys Barry Belson[17] and others Prince Edward Theatre and August Wilson Theatre[12]
2011 Cinderella Dandini Hackney Empire pantomime[18]


Year Title Role Notes
1992 Patriot Games Voice-over[1] Possibly dubbing and/or revoicing
1997 The Peacemaker
2002 The Bourne Identity
2002 Reign of Fire
2003 Agent Cody Banks
2004 Fascination Voice German release film
2005 Tideland Performer Song: "Wash Me in the Blood of Jesus"[19]
2012 Gambit Couple husband with Lorna Brown
2013 The Callback Queen Chuck Rydell[20]
2014 The Trip[21] Jeremy London Sci-Fi Festival[22]
2015 Tulips Short film to launch upcoming feature film The White King[23]
2018 Papi Chulo Tom
2019 Dolemite Is My Name


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart Niles Guest role
Episode: "The Yanks Are Coming" (as Tee Jaye)[24]
2008 Loose Women Himself Guest
Season 12, Episode 137 (21 March 2008)
2011 Moby Dick Sailor Uncredited[19]
2015 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... O.J. Simpson Episode: "Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman"
2015 American Odyssey Osela Soldier #1 Episode: "Gone Elvis"
2015 Galavant Pirate Episode: "Comedy Gold"
2015–2018 Go Jetters Ubercorn (voice)
2016 Roots: A New Vision Narrator Television special documentary[6]
2016 Roots: A History Revealed Narrator Television special documentary[5]
2017 Shooter Navy Commander Episode: "The Hunting Party"[26]
2017 Law & Order True Crime Reporter #2 3 episodes
2017 How to Get Away with Murder Donald Episode: "Wes"
2017 General Hospital Dean Paulson 2 episodes
2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Wayne Higgins Episode: "Half the Job" (as Tommie Jenkins)
2018 For the People FBI Agent Steven Tate Episode: "First Inning"
2019 Pandora Ellison Pevney Main role

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Human, Noble Human, Utumishi
2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Director Castol, Player Voice - Male Stoic
2018 Fallout 76 Scott, Squire Schultz, Lottery Phone Representative
2019 Death Stranding Die-Hardman Also performance capture


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Twelve Years a Slave Narrator W.F. Howes Ltd[27]
2014 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Narrator RNIB[28]
2014 The Racketeer Narrator RNIB[29]
2014 Brother Ray–Ray Charles' Own Story Narrator RNIB[30]
Unknown Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom Narrator RNIB[1]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Role Notes
1988 "D.E.F. = Doug E. Fresh" Doug E. Fresh Staging and choreographing Music video[1]
1988 "Cut That Zero" Doug E. Fresh Staging and choreographing Music video[1]


Year Title Label Notes
1992 "Never Too Late" Polydor Records Pop
1992 "Baby, Come Back" Polydor Records Funk/soul
1994 "Who's That Girl?" BMG Electronic/Euro house
1994 "Don't Call It Destiny" RCA/BMG Electronic/Euro house
1995 "Let Me Be Your Love"[32] One Way Records Electronic/house/Euro House
1997 "Oh Oh My Girl" One Way Records Electronic/Euro house
2012 Magic of Disney Concert[33] n/a As part of Queen's Diamond Jubillee

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Film/TV show Results
2016 69th British Academy Film Awards Best Pre-School Animation Go Jetters Nominated[34]
2016 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Roots: A New Vision Nominated[35][36]
2019 Shacknews Best voice actor Death Stranding Won[37]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "ABOUT". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  2. ^ "Children's Awards Nominations Announced". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Interview with Tee Jaye: West End, Broadway, Film/TV performer and writer". London Theatre 1. 2011-08-02. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  4. ^ Northup, Solomon; Jenkins, Tommie Earl; Audiobooks, Whole Story. Twelve Years a Slave. Whole Story Audiobooks.
  5. ^ a b Roots: A History Revealed (2016), retrieved 2016-07-23
  6. ^ a b Roots: A New Vision, 2016-06-04, retrieved 2016-07-23
  7. ^ "Harris Management Signs International Actor and Performer, Tommie Earl Jenkins". Retrieved 2016-07-24.
  8. ^ "Tee Jaye, Jersey Boys". Afridiziak Theatre News. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  9. ^ A Chorus Line - 1996 BBC Radio Cast, retrieved 2016-10-20
  10. ^ "Fame Forever | Kids From Fame". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  11. ^ "Stock Images, Medical Scientific & Historical Photos - DIOMEDIA". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  12. ^ a b c d "Tommie Earl Jenkins - Other works -". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  13. ^ " - theatre - Purlie, Bridewell Theatre, review". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  14. ^ "Tick, Tick...Boom! @ Menier Chocolate Factory, London | Theatre | musicOMH". musicOMH. 2008-11-06. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  15. ^ Lizzie, CurtainUp, Lizzie. "Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, a CurtainUp London review". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  16. ^ "Dirty Dancing – Original London Cast Recording 2006 | The Official Masterworks Broadway Site". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  17. ^ "Dan Burton | confessionsofatheatregirl". Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  18. ^ "Cast: Riding & Straker Lead Hackney Panto, Terror at Soho". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  19. ^ a b "Tommie Earl Jenkins". IMDb. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  20. ^ Cantwell, Graham (2015-09-04), The Callback Queen, retrieved 2016-07-23
  21. ^ Whitson, Stephen (2014-04-18), The Trip, retrieved 2016-07-23
  22. ^ "The Trip |". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  23. ^ "Tommie Earl Jenkins". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  24. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Goodnight Sweetheart Series 3, Episode 10 : The Yanks Are Coming". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  25. ^ Galavant, 2015-01-04, retrieved 2016-07-23
  26. ^ "10 QUESTIONS WITH…TOMMIE EARL JENKINS @teejaye84 | The Actors Pad". Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  27. ^ 2699, Eazytiger | | 0116 269. "Tommie Earl Jenkins - WF Howes". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  28. ^ "The Autobiography of Malcolm X - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  29. ^ "The Racketeer - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  30. ^ "Brother Ray - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  31. ^ "Tommie Jenkins". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  32. ^ "Tommie Jenkins - Let Me Be Your Love". Discogs. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  33. ^ "ABOUT". Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  34. ^ "Children's in 2016 | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  35. ^ "Nominees/Winners". Television Academy. Retrieved 2016-12-14.
  36. ^ "Roots: A New Vision". Television Academy. Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  37. ^ "Shacknews Best Voice Actor of 2019 - Tommie Earl Jenkins". Shacknews. Retrieved 2020-01-05.

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