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Jenkins first broke onto the small screen in 1978 playing the role of Lester in TV movie
Sticking with television, he appeared on acclaimed series
After transitioning to film, Jenkins landed the part of “Gummy” in the 1985 action-comedy
The Long Island native kept his hot streak going a year later, nabbing the role of the attendant’s co-pilot in
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Jenkins wasn’t only comfortable in front of the camera — he also embraced his strengths behind the scenes as a producer and director for numerous projects.
Most recently, Jenkins was working on two films called
He was also at the helm of two production companies: Flashworks Productions and Gold Coast Productions.
Jenkins leaves behind a son, Jeffrey.