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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), Viva Laughlin (2007), and Famous in Love (2017–2018).
Jenkins at the 2012 premiere of Struck by Lightning
Carter Mark Jenkins
September 4, 1991
Tampa, Florida, U.S.
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, Los Angeles. 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. As of now, he stars as Rainer Devon on Freeform's Famous in Love.
|2005||Bad News Bears||Joey Bullock|
|2006||Think Tank||Young Dex|
|2006||Keeping Up with the Steins||Zachary Stein|
|2009||Aliens in the Attic||Tom Pearson|
|2010||Valentine's Day||Alex Franklin|
|2012||The Nevsky Prospect||David|
|2012||Struck by Lightning||Nicholas Forbes|
|2012||Life Life in in, Space Space||Inspector Shnotzy||Short film|
|2014||Drink||Young Gray||Short film|
|2015||Circle||The College Guy|
|2015||A Light Beneath Their Feet||Jeremy|
|2016||Summer of 8||Jesse|
|2003||Without a Trace||Kyle||Episode: "Fallout: Part 1"|
|2003||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Kid||Episode #1.134|
|2003||Run of the House||Young Kurt Franklin||Episode: "Just Like Mom"|
|2003–2004||The Bernie Mac Show||Michael||2 episodes|
|2004||Joint Custody||Nate||Unsold The WB pilot|
|2004||Scrubs||Young Todd Quinlan||Episode: "My Tormented Mentor"|
|2004||Oliver Beene||Boy||Episode: "Babysitting"|
|2004||Everwood||David Beck||Episode: "Staking Claim"|
|2004–2005||Unfabulous||Eli Pataki||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2005||Surface||Miles Barnett||Main role|
|2005||CSI: NY||Will Galanis||Episode: "Tri-Borough"|
|2005||Lost||Young Tom Brennan||Episode: "Born to Run"|
|2005||Life is Ruff||Preston Price||Television film|
|2006||The 4400||Todd Barstow||Episode: "Graduation Day"|
|2006||House||Mark McNeil||Episode: "Meaning"|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Raymond Caine Jr.||Episode: "Rio"|
|2007||Viva Laughlin||Jack Holden||Main role|
|2009–2010||Lie to Me||Rick Massey||2 episodes|
|2014||Chosen||Reid||Episode: "Downward Spiral"|
|2014||The Following||Preston Tanner||4 episodes|
|2015||Mad Men||Andy||Episode: "The Milk and Honey Route"|
|2015||Tales from the Darkside||Carter||Unsold The CW pilot|
|2015||Any Tom, Dick, or Harry||JJ Hale||Television film; also writer|
|2016||Aquarius||William Garretson||Episode: "Everyone's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"|
|2016||Sweet/Vicious||Will Powell||2 episodes|
|2017–2018||Famous in Love||Rainer Devon||Main role|
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- 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. Archived from the original on September 29, 2011.
- "Mentioned at the premiere of Keeping Up with the Steins in an interview". WireImage. May 8, 2006. Archived from the original on October 30, 2007.
- "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.