Mykel Shannon Jenkins joins the cast of the Bold and the Beautiful in the contract role of “Charlie Baker,” Executive Producer and Head Writer, Bradley P. Bell announced. “Charlie” is the son of “Lt. Baker” (Dan Martin) and has recently made detective rank within the police department. “Charlie” is introduced on canvas in the aftermath of “Eric’s” (John McCook) resurgence as owner of Forrester Creations and is an integral part of B&B’s hottest and most suspenseful story-arc of the year.
Jenkins was the winner of the first season of I Wanna be a Soap Star and most recently did a two-show arc on Ugly Betty as well as an episode of Saving Grace. His other credits include CSI Miami, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and In Justice. As the winner of I Wanna Be A Soap Star season 1, he landed a 13-week contract role on General Hospital. His contract was renewed for a second 13 weeks.
Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, the son of an officer in the United States Air Force, Mykel was raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. While in high school, Mykel was a nationalist in drama and speech and debate. Soon after graduating with a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University, Mykel became a household name as the host of New Orleans’ WB38 Kids’ Club, where for more than four years he served as an on-air personality introducing kids and their parents to a world of knowledge.
Season four of I Wanna Be a Soap Star wrapped October 16, 2007 in the first ever live season finale where winner, Ashlee Holland, landed a 13-week contract role on Days of our Lives.
Jenkins’ first tape date on the Bold and the Beautiful was October 23, 2007 and his first airdate is November 21, 2007.
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