Jamin Thompson

Jamin Alfonso "Jrock" Thompson (born March 31, 1979 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American Professional model and actor, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. A former ATP Tour Pro, Thompson is now a successful author, actor, and entrepreneur.
Thompson was raised in Baltimore United States along with his three brothers, Micah, Nathan, and David; and two sisters, Eboni and Ashley. Growing up in Baltimore and later Boca Raton, Florida, Thompson attended the Rick Macci Tennis Academy U.S. junior program in Delray Beach, Florida, along with other junior stars such as Andy Roddick, Venus Williams & Serena Williams. Thompson then turned pro at age 17; moved to Austin, Texas and graduated from Westwood High School where he played tennis for two years .
Thompson has been part of various U.S. national teams, and played at the 1994 Junior Davis Cup World Championship. He made his first appearance for the United States Men's National Tennis Team on June 6, 1993 against the Panama National Tennis team.
Thompson left the pro tour to get an education and played two years of college tennis at The University of Miami, where, in his sophomore season, fell victim to a strange intestinal illness that side tracked his career following a two year layoff from tennis, and as doctors said, a miracle recovery, Thompson went on to finish his collegiate career at Clemson. Thompson was never the same player after his illness and decided to retire from the game in 2004.
Thompson, often referred to by the nickname "Jrock," started his modeling career by accident and was discovered in the gym while working out, and is now a popular model/actor in Hollywood.
Thompson has an MBA, Masters in Business Administration from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, and has written several books on sports performance and nutrition. He has also has been featured as a model in various projects from underwear campaigns to fitness magazines.
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