Another former child and teen star that was featured back on Teen Stars Online was Carter Mark Jenkins he was born on September 4th, 1991 in Tampa, Florida. His interest in acting began at the age of 7, in a Tampa area community theatre. His parents believed that local theatre would pacify his need to perform…they couldn’t have been more wrong. Instead, Carter grew to love acting even more and instantly knew that this was what he wanted to do with his life. At the end of one of his performances, a local talent agent approached Carter and his parents, and his road to stardom began. Almost immediately, Carter booked several local and national commercials.
When the remake of Bad News Bears was announced, Carter thought it was almost too good to be true — both of his passions could be taken advantage of for one project. Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear plays Carter’s dad and team coach. “Filming BAD NEWS BEARS was like playing every day – it was not working,” states Carter. “I had the best time working with Greg.” Immediately after the movie wrapped, NBC came along and cast Carter in Surface a sci-fi drama set in San Diego. Carter starred as Miles, the intelligent, curious teen who discovers this new form of sea life and has no idea what disaster is waiting for him.
Prior to his work on Surface, Carter had a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s “Unfabulous,” and did some voice work uncredited on “Lost” (2005) as the voice of Young Tom. Other TV roles were “CSI New York,” “Everwood,” “Oliver Beene,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Scrubs,” “Punk’d,” “Run of the House,” “JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE” and “Without a Trace.” Carter also starred in the Disney Channel TV movies “Life is Ruff,” “Lie to Me” and “Good Morning Rabbit.” Carter also appeared in the features “Think Tank” and “Keeping Up with the Steins.”
Other TV guest roles include “The 4400,” “CSI Miami,” and “House M.D.” Carter also played Jack Holden on the short-lived series “Viva Laughlin.” He also appeared in the 2008 short film “A Day’s Work” as ‘Zack’ followed by the features “Aliens in the Attic,” “Valentine’s Day” and “Arcadia Lost.”
Carter has moved smoothly from child and teen star roles and continues to appear on a regular basis in films and TV series like the recent Famous in Love from 2017.