John Earl Jelks


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John Earl Jelks is known for True Detective (2014), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019) and Night Comes On (2018). See full bio »

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Known For

True Detective Sam Whitehead
(2019)
Night Comes On John Lamere
(2018)
Miracle at St. Anna Detective Dillard
(2008)

Filmography

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 2022 New Amsterdam (TV Series)
Horace Reynolds
- Hook, Line, and Sinker (2022) ... Horace Reynolds
- TBD (2022) ... Horace Reynolds
 2021 A Holiday in Harlem (TV Movie)
Thomas
 2021 Love Life (TV Series)
Kirby Watkins
- Marcus Watkins (2021) ... Kirby Watkins
- Becca Evans (2021) ... Kirby Watkins
- Ola Adebayo (2021) ... Kirby Watkins
- Destiny Mathis (2021) ... Kirby Watkins
 2019 On Becoming a God in Central Florida (TV Series)
Judd Waltrip
- Go Getters Gonna Go Getcha (2019) ... Judd Waltrip
- Wham Bam Thank You FAM (2019) ... Judd Waltrip
- Many Masters (2019) ... Judd Waltrip
- Manifest Destinee (2019) ... Judd Waltrip
- A Positive Spin! (2019) ... Judd Waltrip
 2019 The I-Land (TV Mini Series)
Professor Verne
- The Dark Backward (2019) ... Professor Verne
- The Insubstantial Pageant (2019) ... Professor Verne
 2019 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Perry Cardwell
- The One About the End of the World (2019) ... Perry Cardwell
 2019 True Detective (TV Series)
Sam Whitehead
- The Hour and the Day (2019) ... Sam Whitehead
 2018 Night Comes On
John Lamere (as John Jelks)
 2015 Tough (Short)
Larry (as John Jelks)
 2014 The Miraculous (Short)
Man from the Desert (as John Jelks)
 2013 Enter the Dangerous Mind
Lt. Ike
 2012 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Ray Bell
- The Life We Chose (2012) ... Ray Bell
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie)
Jermaine Dansby Sr. (as John Jelks)
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Mr. Achok
- Scorched Earth (2011) ... Mr. Achok
 2008 Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Video Game)
Doc (voice)
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Detective Dillard
 1999 Compensation
Arthur Jones / Nico Jones
 1991 A Powerful Thang
Craig Watkins (as John Jelks)
 1986 Crocodile Conspiracy (Short) (as John Jelks)
 1985 Dark Exodus (Short) (as John Jelks)
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Other Works:

"The First Breeze of Summer," written by Leslie Lee; music by Bill Sims Jr.; directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; fight direction by Thomas Schall; with Harvy Blanks (portraying Reverend Mosely); Yaya DaCosta (portraying Lucretia); Sandra Daley (portraying Gloria Townes); Crystal Dickinson (as Crystal A. Dickinson) (portraying ... See more »

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