Episode 17: Dave Jenkins

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Today on the Rarified Heir Podcast, we are talking to David Jenkins who has a three headed hydra of a connection to the business we call show. He’s proof indeed that yes, everyone has a story. David’s father was character actor Paul Jenkins who starred in more than 40 television programs in the 1970s and 80s on shows like Mannix, The Waltons, Dynasty, Barney Miller and Mash. His mother, Jane Jenkins is an award winning casting directory who has worked with everyone from Francis Ford Coppola, Rob Reiner and Ron Howard while casting young actors like River Phoenix, Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan and Michael Keaton in their earliest films. Oh and did we mention his stepmother Sally Kemp, a classically trained actress guest starred on Bonanza, Bosom Buddies and quite a few ABC After School Specials? It’s a deep dive into the world of working actors, a forty year career in casting and the ups and downs of a life lived in the arts. So buckle up and learn how young David found himself on the set of the Rockford Files and was taught to say his name backwards by none other than James Garner. Next on Rarified Heir.

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