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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 award 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 (2016 miniseries).[5][6]

Tommie Earl Jenkins
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Publicity headshot of Tommie Earl Jenkins
Born
Tommie Earl Jenkins

(1965-11-13) November 13, 1965 (age 53)
Other namesTee Jaye, Tommie Jenkins
OccupationActor, voice actor, musician stage performer
Years active1979–present

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Personal lifeEdit

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

CareerEdit

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]

FilmographyEdit

TheaterEdit

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, 1997, 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][10] Albery Theater

[also appeared as Four-eyed Moe in the 1995 live video recording[11]]

1999-2000 Oh What A Night! Brutus T. Firefly Apollo Hammersmith Theatre[12]
2000-2002 Fame Tyrone Jackson[13][14] Victoria Palace Theatre and Cambridge Theatre[12]
2004 Purlie Purlie Victorious[15] Bridewell Theatre
2004-2005 Aladdin Genie[3] Old Vic Theatre[12] with Ian McKellen[3]
2005-2008 Tick, Tick...Boom! Michael Menier Chocolate Factory[16]
2006 Whistle Down the Wind Ed Palace Theatre[12]
2006-2008 Dirty Dancing[17] Tito Suarez (stand by) Aldwych Theatre[18]
2008-2012 Jersey Boys Barry Belson[19] and others Prince Edward Theatre and August Wilson Theatre[12]
2011 Cinderella Dandini Hackney Empire pantomime[20]

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Patriot Games voice-over[1] possibly dubbing and/or revoicing
1997 The Peace Maker voice-over[1] possibly dubbing and/or revoicing
2002 The Bourne Identity voice-over[1] possibly dubbing and/or revoicing
2002 Reign of Fire voice-over[1] possibly dubbing and/or revoicing
2003 Agent Cody Banks voice-over[1] possibly dubbing and/or revoicing
2004 Fascination voice German release film[21]
2005 Tideland performer "Wash Me in the Blood of Jesus"[22]
2012 Gambit couple husband with Lorna Brown[23]
2013 The Callback Queen Chuck Rydell[24]
2014 The Trip[25] Jeremy London Sci-Fi Festival[26]
2015 Tulips short film to launch upcoming feature film The White King[27]
2018 Papi Chulo Tom

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart Niles Guest role; Series 3 Episode 10; The Yanks Are Coming[28]
2008 Loose Women himself guest, Season 12, Episode 137, 21 March 2008[29]
2011 Moby Dick sailor uncredited[22]
2015 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... O.J. Simpson Episode: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman[30]
2015 American Odyssey Osela soldier #1 Season 1, Episode 1 Gone Elvis[31]
2015 Galavant pirate uncredited[32]
2015-2018 Go Jetters Ubercorn Funky-disco grooving unicorn[33]
2016 Roots: A New Vision narrator television special documentary[6]
2016 Roots: A History Revealed narrator television special documentary[5]
2017 Shooter Navy Commander Season 2,[34] Episode 1 The Hunting Party[35]
2017 Law & Order: True Crime Reporter #2 recurring,[36] Episodes 2, 3 and 7
2017 How To Get Away With Murder Donald Season 3, Episode 15 Wes[37]
2017 General Hospital Dean Paulson 2 Episodes (1.13931, 1.13926)[38]
2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Wayne Higgins, attorney Episode 1.7[39]

Video GamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire voice / Human / Noble Human / Utumishi[40] interactive game
2017 Earthfall voice[41] interactive game
2018 World of Warcraft voice interactive game
2018 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire voice interactive game
TBA Death Stranding voice, motion capture interactive game

AudiobooksEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Twelve Years A Slave Narrator W.F. Howes Ltd[42]
2014 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Narrator RNIB[43]
2014 The Racketeer Narrator RNIB[44]
2014 Brother Ray–Ray Charles' Own Story Narrator RNIB[45]
unknown Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom Narrator RNIB[1]

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist Role Notes
1988 DEF=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]

Music[46]Edit

Year Title Label Notes
1992 Never Too Late Polydore Records Pop
1992 Baby, Come Back Polydore 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[47] One Way Records Electronic/House/Euro House
1997 Oh Oh My Girl One Way Records Electronic/Euro House
2012 Magic of Disney Concert[48] n/a as part of Queen's Diamond Jubillee

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film/TV show Results
2016 BAFTA Best Pre-School Animation Go Jetters Nominated[49]
2016 Emmy Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Roots: A New Vision Nominated[50][51]

ReferencesEdit

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  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
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  8. ^ Afridiziak.com. "Tee Jaye, Jersey Boys". Afridiziak Theatre News. Retrieved 2016-10-20.
  9. ^ A Chorus Line - 1996 BBC Radio Cast, retrieved 2016-10-20
  10. ^ Augins, Charles (1995-11-11), Five Guys Named Moe, retrieved 2016-07-23
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  29. ^ "Loose Women" Episode #12.137 (TV Episode 2008), retrieved 2017-09-13
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  44. ^ "The Racketeer - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". www.rniboverdrive.com. Retrieved 2016-07-23.
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