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Jerome Benton

Biography

Known very best for his use the ENOUGH TIME (afterwards renamed THE INITIAL 7ven), a Minneapolis-based funk music and dance group, this singer, dancer, and actor also appeared in music videos for strike Prince and Janet Jackson songs. Through the early years of his association with ENOUGH TIME, he became known for his on-stage comic antics. He and fellow music artists Paul Peterson and Jellybean Johnson briefly performed using a Prince-created group known as The Family members. His half sibling, Terry Lewis, also performed with ENOUGH TIME, playing the bass electric guitar. His long-lasting association with Prince resulted in performances in Prince’s films Purple Rainfall and Beneath the Cherry Moon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jerome Benton
Date Of Birth September 19, 1962
Place Of Birth United States
Profession Funk Singer
Nationality American
Siblings Terry Lewis
Music Groups The Time, The Revolution, The Family
Movies Boys Klub, Graffiti Bridge, Under the Cherry Moon, Purple Rain
TV Shows Da Boom Crew
Star Sign Virgo

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1Half-brother of Terry Lewis.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eve2004TV SeriesSugar-Free
Da Boom Crew2004TV SeriesJerome
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2001Jerome Benton (as The Time)
Boys Klub2001Marks 1
Graffiti Bridge1990Jerome
Under the Cherry Moon1986Tricky
Purple Rain1984Jerome

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HIIH: The Play & Tour - I Want to Go to Heaven Because Hell's Too Hotproducer filming
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary co-producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
HIIH: The Play & Tour - I Want to Go to Heaven Because Hell's Too Hotfilming
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Purple Rain1984chorus - uncredited / musician: percussions - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHimself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2011 Soul Train Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
The Original 7ven Formerly Known as The Time2011Documentary
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV SeriesHimself - The Original 7ven
Baisden After Dark2008TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1990TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train1990TV Series documentaryHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1990TV SeriesHimself
Prince and the Revolution LIVE!1985Video documentaryHimself
The 12th Annual American Music Awards1985TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1987Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActorUnder the Cherry Moon (1986)


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