Founder and Head Instructor
With a career spanning over 200 films and television episodes including Smash Hits like "Remember The Titans", "Nashville" & "One Tree Hill" as well as directing & producing numerous feature films Mr. Jenkins brings a comprehensive perspective as an instructor that incorporates experience from both sides of the camera.
His training comes from the top schools in the country including 4 years at the famed Playhouse West in Los Angeles under the instruction of Robert Carnegie and Oscar nominated actor Jeff Goldblum.
Known for a wide range of memorable characters, some of his credits include: the lead antagonist Ray Budds in the blockbuster film “Remember the Titans” opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington; His tenure as a series regular on the flagship drama "Army Wives" (Lifetime) portraying the embattled soldier Eddie Hall. In the Warner Brothers thriller, "The Reaping" Burgess stars as David Winter the husband of Katherine played by Oscar winner Hilary Swank. Additionally Burgess recurred as Randy Roberts on the smash hit “Nashville” from ABC, Bobby Irons on the CW favorite “One Tree Hill” & Jeff Rumson on the comedy series “Marry Me” with Lucy Liu. Notably, he was nominated for Best Actor at the Boston Film Festival for his turn as Bruce Snow in the award winning thriller “Insignificant Others”. Recently, Burgess has been a series regular on the long running hit CBS show “The Young and the Restless".
James is a professional actor and instructor, his body of work includes: the Clint Eastwood film, "Trouble with the Curve", playing Todd the nemesis to Academy Award nominated actress Amy Adams; "The Bay", under the direction of Academy Award winning director Barry Levinson; "Arthur Newman", a Colin Firth & Emily Blunt film. Along with other film credits, James has also appeared on TV shows such as: "Secrets & Lies" (ABC), "Drop Dead Diva" (Lifetime), "Being Mary Jane" (BET), and "The Red Road" (Sundance).