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Jim Jenkins

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Date of Birth:
15 March 1956 Marshall, Arkansas, USA
Height:
6' (1.83 m)
Born Jimmy Dale Jenkins on March 15, 1956 in Marshall, Arkansas, he actually grew up in Memphis, Tennessee where he attended elementary and high school. A year after graduating from high school he attended a nearby Bible college.While in college he began working as a DJ and announcer at a number of local radio stations. He later made the transition to television as a reporter, then as a news anchor. His church work and his work as a broadcaster carried him to numerous cities in both Tennessee and Arkansas. In 1984 he relocated to Los Angeles, California where he continued his church and broadcast work and attended seminary.A family friend encouraged him to look into acting in the late 1990s. His first job in film was as an extra in "House of Frankenstein 1997". His first speaking role was on the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" in 1998. Ironically, he played a priest - A role he was well prepared for given his Bible college and seminary training and the fact that he is a licensed and ordained minister.It was also in the late 1990s when he met James Garner while Garner was filming "Legalese" for TNT. He worked as his stand-in on the project and then continued working with Garner as his stand-in, and later as his assistant, until the completion of "The Notebook". He has also worked as a stand-in for numerous other actors including Judd Hirsch and Tom Skerritt, and has photo-doubled for Tommy Lee Jones.
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