Jerome Benton

Born Sep 19, 1962

Jerome Benton is an American musical performer, backup dancer and comedic actor. He can be seen in music videos by Janet Jackson and Prince, but he is best known for his association with The Time. Benton is the half brother of Time bassist Terry Lewis and worked closely with the band behind the scenes in its initial stages. During one performance, lead singer Morris Day asked for someone to bring him a mirror.… Read More

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1962 Birth Born on September 17, 1962.


1984 21 Years Old Benton appeared in the 1984 film Purple Rain with the rest of The Time and assumed the role of Morris Day's bodyguard and valet. … Read More


2003 40 Years Old Benton reunited with his other group, The Family, on December 13, 2003 for a single charity performance along with other acts formerly associated with Prince. … Read More
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