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Terrence J

Born:  April 21, 1982

Birthplace:     Queens, NY

Zodiac Sign:  Taurus

Terrence Jenkins aka Terrence J is an American actor, model and entertainment reporter best known as the host of BET's popular music video countdown show 106 & Park from 2006 until 2012. He was the co-anchor of E! News from 2012-2015.

After graduating from North Carolina A&T State University in 2004 with a degree in mass communication, Jenkins worked in the diversity office of a sports company in Daytona Beach, Florida. His Frat brother Fred Whitaker phoned to tell him about BET's search for fresh faces, with the primary job of being the host of 106 & Park. Jenkins took all his savings and flew to New York to audition in late 2005. Unhappy with his first audition, Terrance and his friends rented a car and drove to Atlanta to attend auditions, where he was successful.

He starred in the sequel to the 2007 film Stomp the Yard, Stomp the Yard: Homecoming, and appeared in the Christina Aguilera and Cher film Burlesque as Dave the D.J. He has also starred in the fourth season of the show The Game and The Heart Specialist with Marla Gibbs.

Jenkins starred in Tim Story's film Think Like A Man (based on Steve Harvey's bestseller), a Sony Pictures Feature Film.

Jenkins was a co-host of BET’s 106 & Park which can be seen in over 85 million homes in the U.S., Canada, Japan, United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. For the debut in Japan, he and co-host Rocsi taped footage there, and appeared on MTV Video Music Awards Japan. Due to the success of the show, 106 & Park premiered in Germany and South Africa. 106 & Park is BET's highest-rated music series of all time and quickly became one of the leading music video countdown shows on television.

In 2005, he began co-hosting BET’s nationally syndicated radio show 106 & Park Weekend Countdown, which airs in over 60 markets, in New York and different cities. As of March 2012, this countdown is no longer being aired and was succeeded by the MTV Rhythmic Countdown, hosted by Sway. Source.

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