Tommie Earl Jenkins

American actor, voice actor, musician and stage performer

Tommie Earl Jenkins
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Tommie Earl Jenkins

(1965-11-13) November 13, 1965 (age 56)
Other namesTee Jaye, Tommie Jenkins
OccupationActor, voice actor, musician stage performer
Years active1979–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
SpouseJye 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[7] and is openly supportive of the LGBT+ community.

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.[8]


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][9]



Year Title Role Notes
1979 Purlie 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.[10]
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
1999–2000 Oh What a Night! Brutus T. Firefly Apollo Hammersmith Theatre
2000–2002 Fame Tyrone Jackson[11][12] Victoria Palace Theatre and Cambridge Theatre[13]
2004 Purlie Purlie Victorious[14] Bridewell Theatre
2004–2005 Aladdin Genie[3] Old Vic Theatre[13] with Ian McKellen[3]
2005–2008 Tick, Tick...Boom! Michael Menier Chocolate Factory[15]
2006 Whistle Down the Wind Ed Palace Theatre[13]
2006–2008 Dirty Dancing[16] Tito Suarez (stand by) Aldwych Theatre[17]
2008–2012 Jersey Boys Barry Belson[18] and others Prince Edward Theatre and August Wilson Theatre[13]
2011 Cinderella Dandini Hackney Empire pantomime[19]


Year Title Role Notes
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 Voice German release film
2005 Tideland Performer Song: "Wash Me in the Blood of Jesus"[20]
2012 Gambit Couple husband with Lorna Brown
2013 The Callback Queen Chuck Rydell[21]
2014 The Trip[22] Jeremy London Sci-Fi Festival[23]
2015 Tulips Short film to launch upcoming feature film The White King[24]
2018 Papi Chulo Tom
2019 Dolemite Is My Name Uncredited


Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Goodnight Sweetheart Niles Guest role
Episode: "The Yanks Are Coming" (as Tee Jaye)[25]
2008 Loose Women Himself Guest
Season 12, Episode 137 (21 March 2008)
2011 Moby Dick Sailor Uncredited[20]
2015 Autopsy: The Last Hours Of... O. J. Simpson Episode: "Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman"
2015 American Odyssey Osela Soldier #1 Episode: "Gone Elvis"
2015 Galavant Pirate Episode: "Comedy Gold"
2015–2018 Go Jetters Ubercorn (voice)
2016 Roots: A New Vision Narrator Television special documentary[6]
2016 Roots: A History Revealed Narrator Television special documentary[5]
2017 Shooter Navy Commander Episode: "The Hunting Party"[27]
2017 Law & Order True Crime Reporter #2 3 episodes
2017 How to Get Away with Murder Donald Episode: "Wes"
2017 General Hospital Dean Paulson 2 episodes
2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. Wayne Higgins Episode: "Half the Job" (as Tommie Jenkins)
2018 For the People FBI Agent Steven Tate Episode: "First Inning"
2019 Pandora Ellison Pevney Main role
2022 Wednesday Not yet released Mayor Walker Upcoming series

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Blish, Human, Noble Human, Utumishi
2018 Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Director Castol, Player Voice - Male Stoic
2018 Fallout 76 Scott Shepherd, Squire Schultz, Lottery Phone Representative, Additional Voices
2019 Death Stranding Die-Hardman Also performance capture
2020 Fallout 76: Wastelanders Aldridge, Sargento


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Twelve Years a Slave Narrator W.F. Howes Ltd[28]
2014 The Autobiography of Malcolm X Narrator RNIB[29]
2014 The Racketeer Narrator RNIB[30]
2014 Brother Ray–Ray Charles' Own Story Narrator RNIB[31]
Unknown Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom Narrator RNIB[1]

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role Notes
1988 "D.E.F. = Doug E. Fresh" Doug E. Fresh Staging and choreographing Music video[1]
1988 "Cut That Zero" Doug E. Fresh Staging and choreographing Music video[1]


Year Title Label Notes
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/BMG Electronic/Euro house
1995 "Let Me Be Your Love"[33] One Way Records Electronic/house/Euro House
1997 "Oh Oh My Girl" One Way Records Electronic/Euro house
2012 Magic of Disney Concert[34] n/a As part of Queen's Diamond Jubillee

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film/TV show Results
2016 69th British Academy Film Awards Best Pre-School Animation Go Jetters Nominated[35]
2016 68th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series Roots: A New Vision Nominated[36][37]
2019 Shacknews Best Voice Actor Death Stranding Won[38]


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  2. ^ "Children's Awards Nominations Announced". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "Interview with Tee Jaye: West End, Broadway, Film/TV performer and writer". London Theatre 1. August 2, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Northup, Solomon; Jenkins, Tommie Earl; Audiobooks, Whole Story. Twelve Years a Slave. Whole Story Audiobooks.
  5. ^ a b Roots: A History Revealed (2016), retrieved July 23, 2016
  6. ^ a b Roots: A New Vision, June 4, 2016, retrieved July 23, 2016
  7. ^ Frasca, Jye (October 17, 2022). "Instagram". Retrieved April 13, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  8. ^ "Harris Management Signs International Actor and Performer, Tommie Earl Jenkins". Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  9. ^ "Tee Jaye, Jersey Boys". Afridiziak Theatre News. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  10. ^ A Chorus Line - 1996 BBC Radio Cast, retrieved October 20, 2016
  11. ^ "Fame Forever | Kids From Fame". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  12. ^ "Stock Images, Medical Scientific & Historical Photos - DIOMEDIA". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  13. ^ a b c d "Tommie Earl Jenkins - Other works -". IMDb. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  14. ^ " - theatre - Purlie, Bridewell Theatre, review". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  15. ^ "Tick, Tick...Boom! @ Menier Chocolate Factory, London | Theatre | musicOMH". musicOMH. November 6, 2008. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  16. ^ Lizzie, CurtainUp, Lizzie. "Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, a CurtainUp London review". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  17. ^ "Dirty Dancing – Original London Cast Recording 2006 | The Official Masterworks Broadway Site". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  18. ^ "Dan Burton | confessionsofatheatregirl". Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  19. ^ "Cast: Riding & Straker Lead Hackney Panto, Terror at Soho". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  20. ^ a b "Tommie Earl Jenkins". IMDb. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  21. ^ Cantwell, Graham (September 4, 2015), The Callback Queen, retrieved July 23, 2016
  22. ^ Whitson, Stephen (April 18, 2014), The Trip, retrieved July 23, 2016
  23. ^ "The Trip |". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  24. ^ "Tommie Earl Jenkins". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  25. ^ Guide, British Comedy. "Goodnight Sweetheart Series 3, Episode 10 : The Yanks Are Coming". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  26. ^ Galavant, January 4, 2015, retrieved July 23, 2016
  27. ^ "10 QUESTIONS WITH…TOMMIE EARL JENKINS @teejaye84 | The Actors Pad". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  28. ^ 2699, Eazytiger | [email protected] | 0116 269. "Tommie Earl Jenkins - WF Howes". Retrieved July 23, 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  29. ^ "The Autobiography of Malcolm X - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  30. ^ "The Racketeer - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  31. ^ "Brother Ray - RNIB - Supporting Blind and Partially Sighted People". Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  32. ^ "Tommie Jenkins". Discogs. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  33. ^ "Tommie Jenkins - Let Me Be Your Love". Discogs. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  34. ^ "ABOUT". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  35. ^ "Children's in 2016 | BAFTA Awards". Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  36. ^ "Nominees/Winners". Television Academy. Retrieved December 14, 2016.
  37. ^ "Roots: A New Vision". Television Academy. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  38. ^ "Shacknews Best Voice Actor of 2019 - Tommie Earl Jenkins". Shacknews. Retrieved January 5, 2020.

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