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LaMarcus Tinker
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Born: 24th October 1990
Character: Shane Tinsley
Occupation: Actor
Years Active: 2009-present

LaMarcus Tinker (born LaMarcus Rayshawn Tinker in Houston, Texas) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as teenage football star Dallas Tinker on the NBC and DirecTV television show Friday Night Lights and as Kevin on the ABC comedy Cougar Town. In 2011, Tinker signed on to the hit television show Glee, where he plays Shane Tinsley, debuting in The Purple Piano Project being the new linebacker for McKinley High and the boyfriend of feisty diva Mercedes, played by Amber Riley.

He joined the cast of Friday Night Lights in September 2009, playing Dallas Tinker, a small town football player trying to make it on the wrong side of the tracks. He revisited his role as Dallas Tinker in 2010 while filming Season 5 of Friday Night Lights.

In August 2010, Tinker signed on to ABC's hit comedy Cougar Town, as a recurring character by the name of "Kevin". Kevin (Tinker) is the college roommate of Courtney Cox's son Travis, who is portrayed by actor Dan Byrd. Travis (Dan Byrd) is on a mission to reinvent himself in college but to his surprise his roommate, is not as welcoming to him as, he may have wanted. Kevin (Tinker) gives Travis a hard time at first but the two warm up to each other eventually.

Film Production

Tinker is currently executive producing two independent feature films through his company LRT Productions, LLC. LRT Productions teamed up with Greater Works & Sagemont Studios to the film Down By The River (set for release 2012), and with Wisdom Productions to produce the film Consequences (set for release 2011). Tinker's company, in collaboration with the companies mentioned above, is set to film eight more feature films over the course of six years.


  • Friday Night Lights (2009–2010)
  • Cougar Town (2010–)
  • Glee (2011-)


  • The First Time (2012)

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