His prize for winning the contest was a 13-week-contract on General Hospital as Officer Byron Murphy, though he was dropped to recurring after the contract was over. Jenkins exited the soap when his character was shot and killed. His final appearance was on July 22, 2005.
He began appearing on The Bold and the Beautiful on November 21, 2007, again playing the police officer, Charlie Baker.
In 2010, he co-starred with Scott Adkins in the direct-to-video martial arts film Undisputed III: Redemption.