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Larry "Flash" Jenkins

Highest Rated: 79% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Lowest Rated: 10% Armed and Dangerous (1986)

Birthday: May 10, 1955

Birthplace: Long Island, New York, USA

Character actor Larry "Flash" Jenkins built a four-decade career that featured dozens of roles beyond his famed appearance in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986) as one of the Ferrari joyriders. A native of Long Island, New York, he moved first to Chicago and then to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He made his screen debut in the TV movie "Crisis in Sun Valley (1978). A recurring role on the drama "The White Shadow" (CBS, 1978-81) followed. He began making guest appearances on shows like "M*A*S*H" (CBS, 1972-83) and "Quincy M.E." (NBC, 1976-83). He then stepped up to a series regular role on Steven Bochco's short-lived baseball drama "Bay City Blues" (NBC, 1983-84). On film, he appeared in small roles in "Body Double" (1984) and "Fletch" (1985) with Chevy Chase. He also appeared in the comedy "Mr. Mom" (1983), written by John Hughes who would later cast Jenkins in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" alongside New York musician Richard Edson (Sonic Youth's original drummer) as one of the two joyriding garage attendants. Through the '90s, he continued making television appearances, including on "Home Improvement" (ABC, 1991-99) and "Providence" (NBC, 1999-2002). On the big screen, he acted in Ron Howard's reality show comedy, "Edtv" (1999). After the turn of the century, the actor began increasingly moving into faith-based projects. He wrote the film "Pastor Jones" (2005), and wrote and directed "Don't Touch If You Ain't Prayed" (2005) and "House of Grace" (2006). However, he didn't restrict himself to only material with a religious element. As a director, he also helmed the comedy "Marriage Vows" (2017) and acted in projects such as "Brothers in Arms" (2005) and "Low Town" (2017). Jenkins died suddenly after suffering a heart attack at the age of 63 on April 25, 2019.

Highest rated movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet When a Woman's Fed Up Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con-Gregation Vernon Pride (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 50% Miss B's Hair Salon Producer - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sorority Sister Slaughter Producer - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet House of Grace Flash (Character),
Director
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Go for Broke 2 Detective Loon (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Don't Touch if You Ain't Prayed Pastor Bill Worthy (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pastor Jones Stanley Kramer (Character),
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 2005
48% 65% Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Technical Director (Character) $4.1M 1988
10% 39% Armed and Dangerous Raisin (Character) $15.4M 1986
79% 92% Ferris Bueller's Day Off Attendant's Co-Pilot (Character) $69M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Brooklyn South Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hogan Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Finder of Lost Loves Lyman Whittaker (Character) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alice Unknown (Guest Star) 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet The White Shadow Wardell Stone (Character) 1980-1981
No Score Yet 93% M*A*S*H Private North (Guest Star) 1979

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