Larry "Flash" Jenkins

Actor, Film writer

1955 –


Who is Larry "Flash" Jenkins?

Larry "Flash" Jenkins is an American actor, film director, producer, and screenwriter and has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. He gains the veteran status in Hollywood starring in many movies and televisions during his long career.

Jenkins was the first African-American actor to star in television series on the big 3 Television Networks. CBS:”The White Shadow”; NBC: “Bay City Blues”; ABC: “Finders of Lost Loves”. Larry garnered national attention from his brilliant performance of garrulous “Wardell Stone” on the CBS television series titled “The White Shadow”. Flash was faithfully labeled by the late Bruce Paltrow-creator of "The White Shadow" for his gift to memorize lines quickly. He is best known for his role as “Gummy” in the movie Fletch. Larry has starred or co-starred in over 30 films, 40 guest shots, and was a series regular or recurred in 9.

Larry is the 1st Producer/ Director in Hollywood history to write, produce & direct a full feature length film for $5,000 that got major DVD distribution thru Doug Schwab's Maverick Entertainment Group Distribution Company.

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May 10, 1955
Long Island
Also known as
  • Larry Jenkins
  • Larry 'Flash' Jenkins
  • Larry 'Flash' Jenkins'
  • Larry Flash Jenkins
  • African American
  • United States of America
Lived in
  • Chicago

on July 23, 2013


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