By Derik Vanderford
Actor and Union native David Thomas Jenkins is set to appear on an episode of “Girl Meets World” scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 6, on the Disney Channel.
On the show, Jenkins will play the role of Kermit Clutterbucket — Maya’s father — who has been out of his daughter’s life, but a school project brings him back into the picture in the episode which is titled “Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project.”
“When the class receives an assignment about forgiveness, Maya writes to her father in an attempt to forgive him for leaving and Riley tries to let go of the fact that Auggie destroyed something important to her,” the Disney Channel announced.
Jenkins, who currently resides in California, is a 1998 Union High School graduate and the son of Ellis and Nanette Jenkins. Jenkins became involved in theatre as a high school student under the direction of Union County High School Fine Arts Department’s Ralph Lawson, and he has pursued his acting career ever since.
“I’m very proud of David,” Lawson said. “He’s really worked hard at making it as a performer, and he’s been able to make a career out of it. It’s nice when you see someone you taught do that. He deserves all the success he has attained so far.”
Jenkins has portrayed numerous film and television roles, including his portrayal of Hans Poley in the film “Return to the Hiding Place,” Matt Knudsen in “Cassidy Red,” Paul Street in “Borderland,” and Eric Styles in “Legendary,” as well as appearances in the CMT sitcom “Working Class,” “CSI: Miami,” and popular commercials for products such as Coors Light and Pepsi Max.
To keep up with Jenkins, visit his website — www.davidthomasjenkins.com.