• Marvin & Grady Jenkins
    SHOW #35 & #68 INV
    taped: 7/18/1983 & 7/27/1983
Marvin and Grady Jenkins appeared on 2 STARCADE! shows. They won on their first show and we invited them back for one of our STARCADE! Invitationals (where we invited champs back to compete against each other).

Over the years we have lost one STARCADE! show ... unfortunately for Marvin & Grady, that would be Show #35, Marvin & Grady's first show. So we don't have any statistics on that show except we know that Marvin & Grady won the competition and had a chance to play for the Grand Prize, a Black Widow video arcade game. We know from the Prize paperwork that they did not score the points necessary to win that Black Widow video arcade game.

The pictures and video you see on this page are from Marvin & Grady's Invitational show.

Marvin was 14 in 1983 when he appeared on STARCADE! He and his Dad, Grady, competed against another Father/Son Team, John & Jay Finch. In his bio, Marvin told us: "Right now I am studying Tae-Kwon Do and my goal is to become a Black Belt in Karate ... I mostly enjoy playing basketball with my Father." Grady agreed, saying in his bio, "I enjoy playing basketball with Marvin and we play video games at home quite a bit and at various video arcades. Even though I'm not a real good player, I enjoy the challenge."

Marvin checked in to tell us: "This website brings back memories, I had the pleasure of being on the show when my voice was changing! My name is Marvin Jenkins and my father Grady Jenkins and I were on the show when I was 14. We did one show and were called back for a tournament of champions show so we had double the fun."

"Currently I am in the Air Force, stationed at Travis AFB and I plan on retiring after 33 years of service in 2020 ... After getting rid of me to the military, my father decided to move back south to his home state Alabama and slow down his working pace and enjoy life in the country."

"Thanks for the memories!!!" All the Starcaders out there thank you for the magic.
MARVIN & GRADY'S OPPONENTS: John & Jay Finch have checked in.Click here to see their page.
MARVIN & GRADY'S GAMES from missing show #35
GRAND PRIZE from missing show #35

Black Widow Video Arcade Game
No One Won It!
MARVIN & GRADY'S INVITATIONAL SHOW #68
Because the Marvin & Grady were the overall winner of their show we invited them back to compete against 3 other Winners. We called these shows Invitationals. Invitationals were formatted differently:
4 contestant teams - Marvin & Grady Jenkins vs Robbie & Shawn Beasley and Jean & David Andrews vs Keith McCullar & Robert Turnquist
2 Rounds - 2 contestant teams in each round
Final Round - winner of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
MARVIN & GRADY'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #68
MARVIN & GRADY'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #68

30 secounds
TIME PILOT

14,100 Marvin

5,100 Robbie Beasley

30 secounds
GUZZLER

1,670 Grady

7,190 Shawn Beasley

30 secounds
SUPER PAC MAN

4,510 Jean & David Andrews--Overall Winner!

 4,240 Marvin & Grady Jenkins

PLAYING FOR:
RB5X ROBOT

MARVIN & GRADY'S PRIZES