Bill Jenkins



Bill Jenkins has been performing since he played an Oyster in a 3rd grade play.

Spent all four years of High School involved in 12 productions as actor and crew member.

After HS he performed in Community Theatre and eventually found himself at Columbia College where he studied writing and film.

Performs regularly in the variety show Chautauqua at the Fanatic Salon. Substitute Teacher for the Senior Improv Workshop at the Ken Edwards Center in Santa Monica.

Book of short stories is in the works, edited and published by Oak Press.

Bill Jenkins


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2010 - 2011 The Write Club Performance storytelling series,  Paula Killen Director  Developed personal comedic short story performance pieces. Two shows at Improv Olympic West.  Two at Fanatic Salon          

Mouse!   Low Expectations    Labels    Peacefest

Fall 2007 - “Bob and Ed's Discount Enlightenment Warehouse”

Co-Wrote, Produced and performed as "Bob".  11 Performances

Directed by Jane Morris & Jeff Michalski

Bob and Ed    LA Weekly Review     Bob and Ed’s Deposed Regime Clearance Sale


Current - Write/Produce/Perform in Variety show Chautauqua

2002 - 2006 Stand up various places around LA The Belly Room, The Improv, Comedy Union

2005 "Suspect” - The Fives Pilot   The Fives

2002 - 2005 Original Member of Comedy Underground house group "The Unusual Suspects"

2004 - Wombat Productions - Clement the Cow  “The Cow Stories” - Voice of The Fly, The Grand Moo

2003 - Inspector - Gone for a Week

2003 - 2005 The Lime Show - Various Performances and Sketches

2001 - "Bill the Sound Guy" - Character role in "Wrong Way To Sundance". Independent Feature

Jan - May, 2000 - Performed and wrote for sketch show "Sitting Too Close to the Set" at The Improv Underground. Directed by Jane Morris

1999 August - Improv at The Improv Underground under the tutelage of Second City alumni Jane Morris & Jeff Michalski

1999 - Father Humbert - Short Film - 1% Solution

1998 - "Desperation Blvd."  Feature Film

Role: Coco The Sad Clown


Piano Styles: New Age, Blues, Ragtime, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Improv

Musical Study: Private piano lessons starting Age 12

Music Theory York Community High School 1972 -1976

Illinois State University Music Major


Trail of Tears” William Jenkins CD 2003 Ambient/New Age

"It's Not the Singer, It's the Song" - James Yellowbank CD (Writing, Keyboards, Piano) 1995

“A Fine Day” William Jenkins CD (working title)  Piano Solo 2013

Film Composition

• 2011 “Moving On” Film Short – Director/Writer Robin Zomoros 2011    

  1. 2005 “The Pen” - Film Short  - Rex Productions

  2. 1986 "Don't Touch My Rug" -  Film Short

  3. 1980 "Bell, Book, and Candle" - Elmhurst Community Theatre


• “Scrodmandala” -  The Scrodsmen CD (Keyboards, Writing, Mix) 2004

  1. Doc Jenkins Brass Band - My versions of the brass band piece Conquest & Victory, one a Piano for Six Hands, the other Orchestrated. Composed by Frank Jenkins,  in 1942. 

Music Festival Production

1987 - 1996  Director of Chicago Peace and Music Festival - A three day outdoor music festival in Chicago’s lakefront park. Chicago Peacefest Video 1989        Chicago Tribune

Music for Theatre

"Theatre of the Reconstruction"

1989 - 1991  Role: Musical Director/keyboardist - "The Big Deal", "Richard's Cork Leg"

Experienced in musical accompaniment for Comedy Improv Theatre


1983 - 1998  Played in various bands around Chicago

Inflatable Men        Heavy Mental       CIA

Musician/Composer Comedian



Height: 5' 11"       Weight: 200 lbs

Eyes: Blue                  Hair: Brown and graying

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