Ben Jenkin

Biography

Ben Jenkin Biography Born in Germany, raised in Blackburn, England, Ben spent his early childhood in many different schools due to his dad being in the military. At the age of 4 Ben moved back to his hometown of Blackburn. Throughout primary and secondary school Ben was heavily involved in all sports. In 2003, at age 12, Ben was scouted to play basketball at a national level for his local team, Preston Pride, which went on to win the northwest division for the 4th year running. Ben discovered Parkour and Freerunning in 2005 when he watched a documentary called "Jump Britain". He was immediately drawn in, went out with his friends the next day and began his journey in the adventure of Parkour. During the first 3 years of training Ben found himself traveling all over England to meet and train with different practitioners, to learn and gain knowledge from people who had been in the game since the beginning. In Ben's last years of high school he was inducted into the Gifted and Talented Program for his incredible skill in Freerunning and Basketball. In 2008 Ben was given the last minute opportunity to compete in the Barclaycard World Freerun Championships when a competing athlete dropped out. With only one weeks notice Ben prepared and trained the hardest he had ever trained to be ready for the championships. Being the youngest in the competition, Ben wanted to make an impact and prove that he was somebody to look out for in the future. He did that by placing 3rd in the competition and winning the award for Best Trick. Ben's performance in the Barclaycard World Freerun Championships landed him a spot on the WFPF (World Freerunning Parkour Federation), which is the only Parkour and Freerunning federation in the world, and consists of 20 of the best athletes from around the globe. This led to Ben starring in the WFPF hit series MTV's "Ultimate Parkour Challenge", and as the youngest competitor at age 18, Ben shocked worldwide audiences by winning the entire series. His victory in the show led to worldwide recognition. Since then, Ben has also been featured in music videos from artists such as Rev Theory, Sweet Things and Jennifer Lopez, where he was one of three lead stunt doubles for the hit song 'Follow The Leader'. That song has gained an incredible 120+ Million Views on YouTube and featured Wisin & Yandel, the biggest Latin Pop/Hip-Hop stars in the world. Ben has also traveled around America Performing in live shows for companies such as AT&T, NCAA Final Four Basketball, The NBA, Zumiez and Dancing With The Stars where he performed alongside the LXD who are known as one of the world's most elite dance crews. Recently Ben was cast in the lead role for Nike's international campaign "Game on World" which instantly went viral on the web, hitting 2 Million Views and counting. Starring alongside Ben were, award winning actor, Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Dawn of the Dead and Mission Impossible) and DeSean Jackson, an all American wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. Ben also enjoys giving back. One of his favorite organizations to work with has been "Athletes For Hope", an inspiring organization founded by some of the worlds greatest athletes which serves to bring hope and inspiration through sports to young people. Ben has recently made the big move from the UK to Los Angeles, where he's starting his next adventure in the world of entertainment.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Extraction September 5, 2013