Tommie Earl Jenkins

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Born
Tommie Earl Jenkins

(1965-11-13) November 13, 1965 (age 55)
Other namesTee Jaye, Tommie Jenkins
OccupationActor, voice actor, musician stage performer
Years active1979–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Spouse(s)Jye Frasca

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] Tommie Jenkins also provided motion capture and voice acting for the character Die-Hardman in Hideo Kojima's award winning video game, Death Stranding (2019). In 2000, Jenkins married Jye Frasca[ citation needed ] and is openly supportive of the LGBT+ community.

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Personal life

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]

Career

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]

Filmography

Theatre

YearTitleRoleNotes
1979Purlie 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
1999–2000Oh What a Night!Brutus T. FireflyApollo 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]

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
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 VoiceGerman release film
2005 Tideland PerformerSong: "Wash Me in the Blood of Jesus" [19]
2012 Gambit Couple husbandwith Lorna Brown
2013 The Callback Queen Chuck Rydell [20]
2014The Trip [21] JeremyLondon Sci-Fi Festival [22]
2015TulipsShort film to launch upcoming feature film The White King [23]
2018 Papi Chulo Tom
2019 Dolemite Is My Name Uncredited

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart NilesGuest role
Episode: "The Yanks Are Coming" (as Tee Jaye) [24]
2008 Loose Women HimselfGuest
Season 12, Episode 137 (21 March 2008)
2011 Moby Dick SailorUncredited [19]
2015 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... O.J. Simpson Episode: "Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman"
2015 American Odyssey Osela Soldier #1Episode: "Gone Elvis"
2015 Galavant PirateEpisode: "Comedy Gold"
Uncredited [25]
2015–2018 Go Jetters Ubercorn (voice)
2016 Roots: A New Vision NarratorTelevision special documentary [6]
2016 Roots: A History Revealed NarratorTelevision special documentary [5]
2017 Shooter Navy CommanderEpisode: "The Hunting Party" [26]
2017 Law & Order True Crime Reporter #23 episodes
2017 How to Get Away with Murder DonaldEpisode: "Wes"
2017 General Hospital Dean Paulson2 episodes
2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Wayne HigginsEpisode: "Half the Job" (as Tommie Jenkins)
2018 For the People FBI Agent Steven TateEpisode: "First Inning"
2019 Pandora Ellison PevneyMain role

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
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-HardmanAlso performance capture

Audiobooks

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013 Twelve Years a Slave NarratorW.F. Howes Ltd [27]
2014 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Narrator RNIB [28]
2014 The Racketeer NarratorRNIB [29]
2014 Brother Ray–Ray Charles' Own Story NarratorRNIB [30]
UnknownSweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of FreedomNarratorRNIB [1]

Music videos

YearTitleArtistRoleNotes
1988"D.E.F. = Doug E. Fresh" Doug E. Fresh Staging and choreographingMusic video [1]
1988"Cut That Zero"Doug E. FreshStaging and choreographingMusic video [1]

Music [31]

YearTitleLabelNotes
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/BMGElectronic/Euro house
1995"Let Me Be Your Love" [32] One Way Records Electronic/house/Euro House
1997"Oh Oh My Girl"One Way RecordsElectronic/Euro house
2012Magic of Disney Concert [33] n/aAs part of Queen's Diamond Jubillee

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryFilm/TV showResults
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]
2019ShacknewsBest voice actorDeath StrandingWon [37]

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