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Carter Jenkins

Carter Jenkins

Barely three years ago, Carter Jenkins arrived in Los Angeles from Tampa hoping to take the big city by storm, and has since landed major roles in two high-profile television and feature film projects with NBC's Surface and the remake of The Bad News Bears, alongside Greg Kinnear and Billy Bob Thornton.

Carter's interest in acting began at the age of seven in a Tampa area community theater. His parents believed that the local stage would pacify his need to perform, but they couldn't have been more wrong. Instead, their son grew to love acting even more and instantly knew what he wanted to do with his life. At the end of one of his performances, a local talent agent approached Carter and his parents, and his road to Hollywood began with several local and national commercials.

After attending a workshop in Tampa hosted by a Los Angeles-based talent manager, Carter and his mother arrived in Hollywood in July 2002. Shortly after their arrival, Carter signed an agent and the rest of the family soon followed. When the remake of The Bad News Bears was announced, Carter thought it was almost too good to be true -- both of his passions could be taken advantage of for one project. He stars as Joey Bullock -- the infamous pitcher for the other team. Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear plays Carter's dad and team coach. "Filming ‘Bad News Bears' was like playing every day it was not work," says Carter. I had the best time working with Greg.

Immediately after the movie wrapped, NBC cast Carter in Surface, its new adventure series. Carter stars as Miles, the intelligent, curious teen who discovers a new form of sea life -- and has no idea what danger is lurking near him.

Prior to his work on Surface, Carter had a recurring role on Nickelodeon's Unfabulous, and guest-starred on NBC's Scrubs, Lost, CSI: New York, Everwood, Oliver Beene, The Bernie Mac Show, Punk'd, Run of the House, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Without a Trace. Carter will star in the Disney Channel's Life Is Ruff, and can been seen next year in Think Tank and Lucky 13.

Before his acting career, Carter was a superstar baseball player in Florida. He earned awards for his skills and sportsmanship in AAU baseball and was also voted MVP for both his baseball and football teams. In addition to acting, Carter enjoys playing basketball, jumping on the trampoline and going to late-night bowling excursions with his family and friends. He also likes going to the movies and traveling with his family as much as he can. When asked what are the most important things in his life, Carter modestly replies, First God, then my family, then my friends, and then my career. After that, its sports!

Carter currently lives with his parents Eric and Mary, his 20-year-old sister, Tiffany, and his 15-year-old big brother Renneker (who is also an actor), as well as with his two dogs and three cats.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Carter Jenkins Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdaySeptember 4, 1991 (26)
SignVirgo
BirthplaceTampa, Florida, USA

Selected Filmography

Lola & Virginia
The Andromeda Strain
Be Cool
Bad News Bears
Summer of 8
No Surrender, No Retreat
The Heartbreak Kid
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