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Charles Robert Jenkins (1940–2017)

Charles Robert Jenkins was born on February 18, 1940 in Rich Square, North Carolina, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for The Reluctant Communist, Unsung Heroes (1978) and Crossing the Line (2006). He was married to Hitomi Soga. He died on December 11, 2017 in Sado, Niigata, Japan. See full bio »

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Unsung Heroes Dr. Kelton
(1978)
(2006)
60 Minutes Himself - Defector to North Korea (segment "39 Years 6 Months 4 Days")
(2005-2007)

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 1978 Unsung Heroes
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 2006 Crossing the Line (Documentary)
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 2005 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Defector to North Korea (segment "39 Years 6 Months 4 Days")
- 39 Years 6 Months 4 Days/Michael Jordan/Rex (2005) ... Himself - Defector to North Korea (segment "39 Years 6 Months 4 Days")
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 2006-2007 60 Minutes (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea") / Himself - Defector to North Korea (segment "39 Years 6 Months 4 Days")
- Not So Perfect Match/An American in North Korea/Dog Nut (2007) ... Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea")
- An American in North Korea/Get Me the Geeks!/Brain Man (2007) ... Himself - Defected to North Korea (segment "An American in North Korea")
- 39 Years 6 Months 4 Days/War Profiteers/The Captain (2006) ... Himself - Defector to North Korea (segment "39 Years 6 Months 4 Days")
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A former US Army Sergeant, Jenkins defected to North Korea in 1965. He left in 2004 after 39 years and settled in Japan with his wife - who had left North Korea two years earlier - for the last 13 years of his life. Jenkins was the only US Army defector to leave North Korea.

Jenkins reported to Camp Zama, a US Army post in Japan, in September 2004 and in November that year he served 24 days ... See more »

Trademark:

Heavy southern US accent

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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