American actor Carter Jenkins began his career as a child star in his early teens and ranked up a formidable number of supporting credits in a relatively short time. After a string of guest-acting roles and small parts in features, Jenkins found more prominent work in the Disney Channel movie Life Is Ruff and in Richard Linklater's colorful and profane remake The Bad News Bears, playing Joey Bullock. In 2005, Jenkins moved up the ranks, scoring a major role on a TV program, the mysterious sci-fi drama Surface. On that series, he played teenager Miles Barnett, who takes an egg he has found in the ocean home, leading to much intrigue and mayhem when a strange sea creature later hatches from it. The show only lasted for one season, after which the young actor appeared in episodes of such popular series as House and CSI: Miami, as well as films like Arcadia Lost, A Day's Work, and Aliens in the Attic.