In 1969, he co-founded the Actors Theatre of Louisville and served as the Associate Artistic Director for three years. This institution has produced playwrights such as Beth Henley and Marsha Norman. Jenkins previously appeared on the series Adult Math, as well as episodes of Homefront, The X-Files (episode "Medusa", season 8), Babylon 5, "Evolution", the Season three premiere episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Early Edition (episode "Deadline", season 3).
He has appeared in the movies Executive Decision, The Abyss, Air America, Last Man Standing, Fled, Gone in 60 Seconds, I Am Sam, The Sum of All Fears, Matewan, Courage Under Fire and the 1998 remake of Psycho. He appeared as the father of Fran Goldsmith in Stephen King's TV miniseries, The Stand. Jenkins has also had a role in Clockstoppers.
Jenkins also has a recurring role on Cougar Town since October 27, 2010, as the father of Jules (played by Courteney Cox). Jenkins also appears in The Blanks' music video for "Guy Love" as the owner of an L.A. bar. He, along with April Winchell, voice one of the elderly ghost couple. He voiced Pa on Gravity Falls.
He married artist Joan Patchen in 1958, they divorced in 1969. Together, they had three sons, Matthew, Joshua and Daniel, alongside whom he played a role in the Broadway production of Big River (1985).
In January 1970, Jenkins married his current wife, actress Katharine Houghton (the niece of Katharine Hepburn).
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