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Bobo Jenkins

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Bobo Jenkins wrote his initial tune on Election Time in 1952 and called it “Democrat Blues.” Accurate to the sentiment from the blues, the track was a reply to just how poor folks have been treated during Republican administrations. In 1974, he published another political track known as “Watergate Blues.” Jenkins was an optimist through the 1970s or more until his loss of life in 1984, as his motto was “I many thanks for assisting me keep carefully the blues alive.” John Pickens Jenkins was created in Forkland, AL. On his 12th birthday, he went abroad and finished up in Memphis, TN. At age 14, he required his 1st wife, who was simply 13 yrs . old. He worked well for 15 years touring and working with the Mississippi Delta before becoming a member of the Military. After his release in 1944, he made the decision he had plenty of from the South and relocated to Detroit. He quickly got employment on the Packard Electric motor Company and privately, managed a garage area, before landing employment at Chrysler, where he proved helpful for 27 years. He also got employment taking pictures on the Harlem Inn where John Lee Hooker was playing. Jenkins shortly bought a electric guitar and began composing music. He composed “Democrat Blues” while Eisenhower had been elected. He composed the majority of his music while focusing on the set up series. He got his rhythms in the machines at risk, since it was like hearing a band all day long. In 1954, by using John Lee Hooker, “Democrat Blues” was documented in Chicago for Chess Information. He documented two even more singles for the Boxer label in Chicago and Lot of money Information in Detroit. He generally acquired this nagging imagine someday buying his very own blues recording studio room and label. It had taken him many years of employed in the stock, but his wish finally emerged through in 1959. The very first record released on Jenkins’ Big Superstar label was his very own: “You”ll Hardly ever Understand” and “Inform Me Where You Stayed YESTERDAY EVENING.” He was surviving in the region of Detroit which was referred to as “Dark Bottom” and on the weekends, his home was “open up” and was filled up with music artists playing the blues forever long and occasionally well in to the following day. One particular music artists was Sonny Guy Williamson II, who was simply residing in Detroit in those days. Jenkins was also focusing on building his brand-new studio, doing all of the wiring and structure himself. Shortly he was documenting and marketing such regional Detroit music artists as Adam “Small Daddy” Walton, Small Junior Cannady, Chubby Martin, Syl Foreman, among others. In 1970, Jenkins advertised the very first Detroit Blues Event on the methods from the Rackham Building extending onto the yard from the Detroit Artwork Institute. In 1972 he released his 1st recording on his Big Celebrity label called THE LIFE SPAN of Bobo Jenkins. The recording became referred to as the “reddish” recording, with a vintage photo of the much more youthful Jenkins in the big star within the cover and saying “Read Back again for My NEW Life Tale.” The 1973 Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Event featured a particular Detroit Blues Review and Jenkins was among the celebrities. The display was later on released in 1995 within the Schoolkids Information label. Jenkins experienced two tunes one of them fine group of blues from your Engine Town. In 1998 it had been re-released by the full total Energy label along with a third music by Jenkins was added. Another recording by Jenkins arrived in 1974, known as Right here I Am a Fool in Like Once again on Big Celebrity. This became referred to as the “green” recording, since it was the very same cover because the earlier release, but another color. The music artists who supported him upon this record were from close by Ann Arbor and included Steve Nardella, Sarah Dark brown, and Fran Christina. In 1977, the “yellowish” record came out known as Detroit All Purpose Blues, also on his Big Superstar label. That one also included two various other Detroit blues performers — Buddy People and Willie D. Warren — who acquired just arrived over the Detroit blues picture two years previous, from Chicago. Jenkins continuing to promote the neighborhood Detroit blues performers for another couple of years. In 1982, he visited European countries for his initial tour, but because of illness he returned house after the initial concert. An extended illness ultimately resulted in his loss of life on August 14, 1984.

Quick Facts


Full Name Bobo Jenkins
Died August 14, 1984, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Profession Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Music Songs Democrat Blues, Ten Below Zero, Tell Me Who, Baby Don’t You Want to Go, Nothing but Love, Bad Luck & Trouble, If You Were the Only Woman, Sea Sick and Water Bound, She Wanna Sell My Monkey, Decoration Day Blues, Feelin' & Rockin', A stand by your man girl, Let my eyes see Arkansas, Guitar's on my mind, nicki, Vanda, Arkansas thoothpick pt. 1, arkansastoothpick pt.2, 24 Years, Since my woman done gone, The last one, Moma's got a switch, make's me sing the blues, One night with me
Albums Bo Jenkins Razorback Road


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#Fact
1 Shares the same birth name as Richard Burton.
2 He has Welsh, English, Irish, and German ancestry.
3 He worked as a summer truck driver for the father of actor John C. Reilly in Illinois. Jenkins coincidentally met Reilly when the latter was four years old. The two later worked together in Step Brothers (2008).
4 Was considered for the role of Dr.David Morgenstern on ER (1994).
5 He attended school with Larry Shue and worked with James Pickering, according to an interview of February 20, 2009. Pickering acted as the Nerd in Shue's famous play, "The Nerd," adapted as "Laus im Pelz (1987)".
6 He has two grown-up children, Sarah Pamela and Andrew Dale, from his long-time marriage to wife Sharon.
7 One of several Rhode Island residents who have made films for the Farrelly Brothers. In four of their pictures, Richard even bought a house down the street from the brothers' childhood home in Cumberland, Rhode Island.
8 Parents: Dale Stevens and M. Elizabeth Wheeler Jenkins.
9 A member of the Trinity Repertory Company in Rhode Island for fifteen years, he appeared in such 1970s and 1980s Trinity Repertory productions as "Brother to Dragons," "Of Mice and Men," "True West," "American Buffalo" and "Waiting for Godot"; directed such later productions as "Tartuffe," "The Glass Menagerie", "The Miser" and Shekspeare's "Macbeth" and "Twelfth Night"; and was the company's artistic director for four years.
10 Has a son and daughter with wife, Sharon.
11 Studied theater at Illinois Wesleyan University.
12 Served as an artistic director of Rhode Island's Trinity Repertory Theater.
13 Frequently works with the Farrelly Brothers and the Coen Brothers.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Crossroads 1992 TV Series Jim Mundy
Afterburn 1992 TV Movie Acton Ryder
Carolina Skeletons 1991 TV Movie Redy
Doublecrossed 1991 TV Movie
The Perfect Tribute 1991 TV Movie Blair
Against the Law 1990 TV Series Wexford
Descending Angel 1990 TV Movie Debaudt
When You Remember Me 1990 TV Movie Vaughan
Rising Son 1990 TV Movie Tommy
Challenger 1990 TV Movie Gregory B. Jarvis
Blue Steel 1990 Attorney Mel Dawson
Blaze 1989 Picayune
Kojak: Fatal Flaw 1989 TV Movie Joel Litkin
Sea of Love 1989 Gruber
How I Got Into College 1989 Bill Browne
Out on the Edge 1989 TV Movie Paul Evetts
Miami Vice 1985-1989 TV Series Goodman / DEA Agent Ed Waters
In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders 1988 TV Movie Detective Hamill
Stealing Home 1988 Hank Chandler
Little Nikita 1988 Richard Grant
Courtship 1987 Bobby Pate
Rachel River 1987 Cordell
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 Clyde Alden
The Manhattan Project 1986 Radiation Controls Officer
On Valentine's Day 1986 Bobby Pate
The Little Sister 1986 Roger Davis
Hannah and Her Sisters 1986 Dr. Wilkes
Spenser: For Hire 1985 TV Series Tex
Silverado 1985 Kelly
American Playhouse 1984 TV Series Nicholas Vazzana
Parole 1982 TV Movie 1st Cop
Great Performances 1974-1975 TV Series The Sheriff / Warder
The Shape of Water 2017 post-production
Berlin Station 2016 TV Series Steven Frost
LBJ 2016 Senator Russell
The Hollars 2016 Don Hollar
Bone Tomahawk 2015 Chicory
Spotlight 2015/I Richard Sipe (voice, uncredited)
Olive Kitteridge 2014 TV Mini-Series Henry Kitteridge
Lullaby 2014/II Robert
4 Minute Mile 2014 Coleman
God's Pocket 2014 Richard Shellburn
Turbo 2013 Bobby (voice)
White House Down 2013 Raphelson
A.C.O.D. 2013 Hugh
Jack Reacher 2012 Rodin
The Company You Keep 2012 Jed Lewis
Killing Them Softly 2012 Driver
The Cabin in the Woods 2012 Sitterson
Darling Companion 2012 Russell
Liberal Arts 2012 Professor Peter Hoberg
The Rum Diary 2011 Lotterman
Friends with Benefits 2011 Mr. Harper
Hall Pass 2011 Coakley
Let Me In 2010/I The Father
Eat Pray Love 2010 Richard from Texas
Norman 2010 Doug Long
Waiting for Forever 2010 Richard Twist
Dear John 2010/I Mr. Tyree
Happythankyoumoreplease 2010 Paul Gertmanian
The Tale of Despereaux 2008 Principal (voice)
Burn After Reading 2008 Ted
Step Brothers 2008 Dr. Robert Doback
The Broken 2008 John McVey
The Visitor 2007/I Walter
The Kingdom 2007 Robert Grace
Rumor Has It... 2005 Earl Huttinger
Fun with Dick and Jane 2005 Frank Bascombe
North Country 2005 Hank Aimes
Six Feet Under 2001-2005 TV Series Nathaniel Fisher
Shall We Dance 2004 Devine
I Heart Huckabees 2004 Mr. Hooten (uncredited)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 Shake
Intolerable Cruelty 2003 Freddy Bender
The Core 2003 General Purcell
The Mudge Boy 2003 Edgar Mudge
Stealing Harvard 2002 Honorable Emmett Cook
Changing Lanes 2002 Walter Arnell
Sins of the Father 2002 TV Movie Bobby Frank Cherry
The Man Who Wasn't There 2001 Walter Abundas
One Night at McCool's 2001 Father Jimmy
Say It Isn't So 2001 Walter Wingfield
Ally McBeal 2001 TV Series Mr. Bo
Me, Myself & Irene 2000 Agent Boshane
What Planet Are You From? 2000 Don Fisk
Random Hearts 1999 Truman Trainor
Snow Falling on Cedars 1999 Sheriff Art Moran
Outside Providence 1999 Barney
The Mod Squad 1999 Mothershed
The Confession 1999 Cass O'Donnell
There's Something About Mary 1998 Psychiatrist (uncredited)
The Impostors 1998 Johnny Leguard
Into Thin Air: Death on Everest 1997 TV Movie Beck Weathers
Eye of God 1997 Willard Sprague
Absolute Power 1997 Michael McCarty
Eddie 1996 Assistant Coach Zimmer
Flirting with Disaster 1996 Paul Harmon
Un divan 1996 Campton
The Boys Next Door 1996 TV Movie Bob Klemper
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Howell
The Indian in the Cupboard 1995 Victor (Dad)
Trapped in Paradise 1994 Agent Shaddus Peyser
It Could Happen to You 1994 C. Vernon Hale
Wolf 1994 Detective Bridger
Getting Out 1994 TV Movie Chaplain
And the Band Played On 1993 TV Movie Dr. Marc Conant
Undercover Blues 1993 Frank
Queen 1993 TV Mini-Series Mr. Benson

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2015 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Movement 2013 Video short Himself
The Company You Keep: Behind-the-Scenes - The Script, Preparation and the Cast 2013 Video short Himself
Jack Reacher: When the Man Comes Around 2013 Video short Himself
Comedy of a Sexomedy 2011 Video short Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2010 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Himself
Premio Donostia a Julia Roberts 2010 TV Special Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role
The View 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Festival Updates 2008 TV Series Himself (2008)
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Life and Loss: The Impact of 'Six Feet Under' 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Earth to America 2005 TV Movie Himself
A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty' 2004 Video documentary short Himself / Freddy Bender
Reel Comedy 2002 TV Series Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness 2014 TV Series documentary Sitterson

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Olive Kitteridge (2014)
2011 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Let Me In (2010)
2010 Best of the Fest Breckenridge Festival of Film Best Ensemble Cast Norman (2010) · Dan Byrd (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Emily VanCamp (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Adam Goldberg (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Billy Lush (Best Ensemble Cast)
· Camille Mana (Best Ensemble Cast)
2009 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2009 Virtuoso Award Santa Barbara International Film Festival The Visitor (2007)
2008 Joseph Plateau Honorary Award Ghent International Film Festival
2008 Best Actor Method Fest The Visitor (2007)
2008 Silver St. George Moscow International Film Festival Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2008 Spotlight Award National Board of Review, USA The Visitor (2007)
2008 Special Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards The Visitor (2007)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama The Visitor (2007)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Actor in a Movie/Limited Series Olive Kitteridge (2014)
2015 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2015 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor Olive Kitteridge (2014)
2015 ICP Award Indiewire Critics' Poll Best Supporting Actor Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014)
2015 PCC Award Phoenix Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2015 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014)
2014 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Olive Kitteridge (2014)
2012 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
2010 Fright Meter Award Fright Meter Awards Best Supporting Actor Let Me In (2010)
2009 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role The Visitor (2007)
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2009 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Grownup Love Story Step Brothers (2008) · Mary Steenburgen
2009 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2009 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Lead Actor The Visitor (2007)
2009 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Male Lead The Visitor (2007)
2009 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2009 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role The Visitor (2007)
2008 EDA Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2008 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Burn After Reading (2008) · George Clooney
· Frances McDormand
· John Malkovich
· Tilda Swinton
· Brad Pitt
2008 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2008 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2008 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Ensemble Performance The Visitor (2007) · Hiam Abbass
· Haaz Sleiman
· Danai Gurira
2008 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2008 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Actor The Visitor (2007)
2002 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Six Feet Under (2001) · Lauren Ambrose
· Frances Conroy
· Rachel Griffiths
· Michael C. Hall
· Peter Krause
· Freddy Rodríguez
· Jeremy Sisto
· Mathew St. Patrick
1997 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Male Flirting with Disaster (1996)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Ensemble Cast The Visitor (2007) · Hiam Abbass
· Haaz Sleiman
· Danai Gurira
2008 UFCA Award Utah Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)

3rd place awards

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Chainsaw Award Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actor Bone Tomahawk (2015)
2008 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Actor The Visitor (2007)


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#Quote
1 (On his role in the 1985 film Silverado) I auditioned for this really great part, and I remember my manager called me up and said "You got it! You're Kelly." And I said "Who?" "Kelly." I searched through the script, and I was in two scenes. I said "Howdy" in the first scene, and in the second scene, I said "You can't do that," and they shot me. And I was on the set for seven weeks. It was a cover set, which means if they couldn't work outside with it snowing or bad weather, they would move inside and do that scene they were saving for bad weather, so I couldn't go anywhere. I was hanging out in the Hilton Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and everybody else was working on the movie.
2 I was at a real funeral once, around the time I was doing Six Feet Under, when a woman tapped me on the shoulder and asked "Are they filming this?" It was one of those things where you're thinking "Is she kidding, is she not kidding?" She wasn't. That was jaw-dropping.
3 (On working with the Coens brothers) Well, I audition for them, for every movie. Raising Arizona was the first one. I auditioned for Miller's Crossing, and my agent called me up and said "I've got great news, it's between you and Albert Finney." I said "Oh really, that's great. Who would you choose?" And of course, Albert Finney was wonderful. I wanted Fargo, that's the one I wanted so badly. And when I saw it, and I saw William Macy in the part, I said "Oh, no wonder. He's incredible." But I stopped going in to audition. I'd say "No, they're not going to cast me anyway." And then they called me up and asked me to do The Man Who Wasn't There. And I said "So the only way to get a part in your movie is not to come in and audition?"
4 (On filming Witches of Eastwick) My first really nice part after Silverado. And my first day of shooting, they wouldn't let me on the set, cause they didn't believe I was in it. We were shooting in Massachusetts, and I drove up from my house, and I didn't have any ID on me or anything. I just drove up to the gate, and said "I'm here to shoot the movie." The guy said "Who are you?" I said "I'm an actor," and he said "Yeah, you and everyone else in town." I said "No, no, I'm an actor." And one of the grips or crew guys was walking by, and the guard asked "Hey, do you know who this guy is?" And the guy looked at me and said "Never seen 'em before." Finally I got an assistant to say "Yeah, yeah, he's in the movie." You think it's hard getting into movie sets? It is.
5 (In response to his first starring film role in The Visitor (2007)) I would say 'I'll go back to my trailer now', and they'd say, 'No, no, you're in the next scene. It's one of those things that I didn't know if I would ever get an opportunity to try. I've been waiting my entire professional life for this experience.


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