Melvin was born on April 4th, 1981 in Washington D.C., and now resides in Los Angeles. Known as Bernard on the HBO series "The Wire" and as The Bully on TheCW's "Everybody Hates Chris."


Emmy-nominated actor Melvin Jackson Jr. and his wife, Kelly Jenrette, are the first African-American married couple to be nominated for an Emmy in the same year. Melvin is the father of 3 boys Melvin, DaShawn & Donovan. He is best known for his roles as Bernard on the HBO hit series The Wire, and as The Bully on the hit CW show Everybody Hates Chris. He most-recently portrayed the legendary rapper Kurtis Blow in the NAACP Award winning BET's The New Edition Story, which had 29 million viewers. He is a talented actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, host, & author of a children's book. Now you may say wow this guy does a lot but when asked "if you could only be known for one thing what would it be?" And he'll quickly reply "to be known as a great businessman period". Melvin started out in the entertainment business at the age of 18 as an entertainment manager managing local artists and as a model.

While still in college Melvin was working on The Wire. He later graduated from Bowie State University in 2005 with a Bachelors of Arts degree. Even though he is now had recurring roles on two of the hottest shows on TV, he continues to stay humble. Melvin also has lived overseas for 8½ years in Islamabad, Pakistan & Ankara, Turkey and won 2 Gold medal in track and field in the 1500m & 3000m and a bronze in wrestling.

Melvin Jackson Jr., is a name that will never be forgotten because he refuses to be forgotten. He had a recurring role on CW's Everybody Hates Chris which he booked three weeks into him being in LA. The last episode of the season that he did, was directed by Chris Rock, which was a great honor for him. Melvin has created opportunities for himself in Hollywood as well as other states. He has made many friends in Hollywood and is known as a great networker. Melvin refuses to take no for an answer and is determined to be known as a great actor, entertainer, producer and businessman. He has written, produced, co-directed and starred in his sitcom pilot entitled This Is My Life, So Why Are You Laughing? Melvin is writing, producing, and directing a lot projects. He currently has a children's book titled "The Adventures of Jimmy The Fly" that he co-wrote with his wife and is available on Amazon. Melvin is nominated for Outstanding Actor in a short form comedy or drama series for his comedy web series that he executive produced, titled "This Eddie Murphy Role is Mine, Not Yours". Melvin's wife, Emmy-nominated actress, Kelly Jenrette, co-stars and co-wrote. The web series can be viewed on this site or on his YouTube channel "Melvin Jackson Jr Tv".

In addition to the above, Melvin is working on more projects, a full list can be found on this website and his IMDb Profile.

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  1. The New Edition Story, BET
  2. The Wire, HBO
  3. Everybody Hates Chris, The CW

  1. Abandoned Act, 2017
  2. Dogg Pound 4 Life, 2017
  3. His, Hers & the Truth, 2017
  4. LA Temptation, 2017
  5. Sex, Lies & the Things Women Go Thru, 2017
  6. Screened, 2017
  7. Til Death Do Us Part, 2017
  8. Q, 2017
  9. Alpine Lake, 2017
  10. Boomeranged, 2017
  11. That's My Brother, 2017
  12. The Price of Fame, 2017
  13. The Overnight Stay, 2017
  14. The New Edition Story, 2016
  15. I Hate LA, 2016
  16. My Crazy First Date, 2016
  17. Be Somebody, 2016
  18. Case 137, 2016
  19. Love Before War, 2016
  20. Lipstick: the series, 2016
  21. Empire After Show, 2015-2016
  22. The Birthright Project, 2013-2016
  23. Black Boots, 2016
  24. The Passing: THe Ghost of Deon, 2016
  25. Happy Hour, 2015
  26. Emergency Contact, 2015
  27. TMI Hollywood, 2014-2015
  28. This is My Life, 2014
  29. Famalea, 2014
  30. Internal Affairs, 2014
  31. A Scandal Skit, 2014
  32. The Jeselnik Offensive, 2013
  33. Blood Brothers, 2012
  34. More Than Meets the Eye, 2010
  35. Five K One, 2010
  36. House Arrest, 2008
  37. After Autumn, 2007
  38. The Mannsfield 12, 2007
  39. The Dog Problem, 2006
  40. Step Up, 2006
  41. Everybody Hates Chris, 2005-2006
  42. Annapolis, 2006
  43. The Wire, 2004
  44. Hack, 2004
  45. The Street Lawyer, 2003
  46. America's Most Wanted, 2003


  1. The Comedy Store, West Hollywood
  2. Flappers, Burbank
  3. Inside Jokes, Hollywood


  1. "This is My Life", Comedy
  2. "Internal Affairs", Police Drama
  3. "A Scandal Skit", Short


  1. "Be Somebody"
  2. "The Single Life"
  3. "Angel"


  1. "This is My Life", Comedy
  2. "Internal Affairs", Police Drama
  3. "A Scandal Skit", Short