Jon Tenney
American actor
Jon Tenney
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Birthday
16 December 1961
home town
Princeton, New Jersey
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Birth name
Jonathan F. W. Tenney
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'Major Crimes' Season 2: Jon Tenney set to return to his old stomping grounds
Zap 2 it - about 3 years
When "Major Crimes" returns from hiatus this December, there will be a familiar face in tow. Jon Tenney is set to reprise his role of FBI Agent Fritz Howard, originated in predecessor series "The Closer."
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Denette Wilford: 'King & Maxwell' Make A Fine Pair
Huffington Post - over 3 years
You have to give Rebecca Romijn credit. The former supermodel could have just relied on her beauty and played the "hot girl" roles (remember her as Dennis' wife on Just Shoot Me, and the dirty girl that dated Ross on Friends?) but she has managed to eke out a decent resumé. I was one of the few people who tuned in to Pepper Dennis every week until it was cancelled, watched Eastwick ... until it was cancelled ... and loved everything about Ugly Betty ... until it was cancelled. (Er, I hope that's not an ongoing theme here.) Will Romijn win an Emmy in her career? Maybe not. But she's definitely more than just a pretty face. So the next obvious step was to give her an established on-screen partner, make her a bit of slob (albeit, a hot slob) and you've got yourself a crackling new series. King & Maxwell, which stars Romijn and Jon Tenney (The Closer, and one of my personal past faves, Get Real) as a pair of private investigators, is based on David Baldacci's popular nov ...
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Teri Hatcher Opens Up About Her Love Life
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Teri Hatcher may be ready to leave the "single mom" moniker behind. The twice-divorced actress, whose voice can now be heard in Disney's new animated movie "Planes," spoke to The Mirror recently about how her life is changing now that her daughter, Emerson Rose, is in her teens. Although she is not currently seeing anyone, Hatcher said she is ready to find someone to share her life with. “I have been really fortunate to have some great experiences in my life, and I look forward to more, and I would really like to have someone special to share those with. I guess that’s what I’m looking for," she said. “I have a really good life and I’m really self-sufficient. I guess that’s a good place to come from -- to be happy and settled. I just want to share that.” Hatcher told the paper that between her hectic film schedule for "Desperate Housewives" and raising her daughter alone, it was difficult to find the time to date. But now that the show is no longer on the air and h ...
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Television Review: ‘King & Maxwell,’ a Detective Series on TNT
NYTimes - over 3 years
“King & Maxwell,” a new detective series on TNT starring Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn, has a comic undertow.     
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'Buffy' Reunion On 'HIMYM'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"How I Met Your Mother" is staging a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" reunion. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Seth Green will guest star as Lily's (Alyson Hannigan) old college friend. Green and Hannigan co-starred on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" as one-time lovers Oz and Willow. On "How I Met Your Mother" Green will play Daryl LaCoutre, a college friend who thought he was best friends with Lily and Marshall (Jason Segel) ... but they don't remember him. In other casting news ... Mira Sorvino will headline "Trooper." Sorvino played the lead role in the CBS pilot, but the show is now in pilot stages at TNT. [TVLine] "Awkward" star Beau Mirchoff will co-star in Disney's new "Wizards of Waverly Place" special. Mirchoff will play Dominic, a wizard who isn't as nice as he seems. [THR] The Miz will star in ABC Family's "Christmas Bounty." The holiday movie tells the story of a bounty hunter-turned-school teacher who hopes to keep her past a secret. [ABC Family] Reb ...
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James Duff: 'Long Shot'
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Unbelievably, we have reached the finale of our first season of Major Crimes. And the title of our last episode reflects what many of us thought about our chances of success when we first began this adventure. Amazingly, our audience stuck with us, and so we will be back next year with fifteen brand new stories we hope will serve to intrigue and entertain. But! Before we go, a few words about our final offering, the culmination of our ten-episode examination of fairness. For this climatic episode, we have chosen to ask if the justice system itself is always fair, and what happens when law enforcement officers are asked to confront political issues without adequate resources. For example, in his person, Rusty Beck embodies the unfairness of the world: a genuinely decent boy facing a series of terrible choices not of his own making. The rules are not written to protect kids like Rusty, who inhabit a world that would have made Dickens blush with rage. Captain Sharon Raydor ...
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James Duff: ‘Dismissed with Prejudice’
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Every now and then we put together a show that stands out from the rest of our work and achieves one-of-a-kind status. That would describe this week's offering, "Dismissed with Prejudice," which features my gifted and amazingly talented friend, Michael Paul Chan. MPC's portrayal of Lt. Tao has only deepened over the years, and tonight he gets to display some of his very best work. When dedicating a season of dramas to the idea of fairness, eventually, one must deal with the wrongly accused -- for what can be more unfair in a procedural drama than a suspect sentenced to death for a murder they didn't commit? Our story begins over eight years ago, before the establishment of Priority Homicide or Major Crimes. Lt. Michael Tao enters a house to find a woman stabbed to death, her husband holding the knife, and her young daughter stating unequivocally that she witnessed her father doing the deed. But a lot can happen over eight years. Witnesses can change their stories. ...
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James Duff: ‘The Last Word’
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It feels like it all went by very fast. One moment, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard and I were sitting at a long conference table at TNT in Burbank, "pitching" an idea to Michael Wright and Lillah McCarthy for a new series; the next, I am writing a few stray thoughts about its finale. Time flies faster than light, so thank God we took lots of pictures. For now we come to the final payment exacted from Brenda Leigh Johnson for having given her obsessive desire to close cases free rein over her better judgment. She has lost her perspective, given up her nostalgic relationship with her boss, buried her mother and sacrificed a good deal of her identity in the process. Now, at last, she must choose between properly pursuing a killer and giving up her job. How will it end? I can't say, really, except to gently remind the viewer that Brenda is called "The Closer," and not the employee of the month. When it comes to this week's case, I should only mention that psychopaths are, by ...
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Lisa Steinberg: Closing Time
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson has been an icon and a powerful presence in the lives of so many fans of The Closer. It's hard to believe that the moment has come for fans to give her, and the show, one hell of a send-off. Even with the new show Major Crimes (poised as a continuation of The Closer) set to bring back and showcase many familiar faces from The Closer, it is still a bitter pill to swallow that Brenda Leigh will be saying goodbye to the fans, to whom she has endeared herself to. Kyra Sedgwick has been a commanding and incomparable powerhouse that has made The Closer the heartwarming, and pounding, program that will be sorely missed. Brenda Leigh Johnson has made a dent in the hearts of fans and her place in their lives it has been fully cemented. Whether she has nailed a suspect, ripped into someone with a cunning quip laced with sweet Southern drawl, or nibbling a Ho Ho or Ding-Dong, fans can't help being enamored with her. She has a hard edge to her that wil ...
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Stacey K. Black: All Paws on Deck: Behind the Scenes of The Closer
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT?" There was another example of brilliant hair work on this episode, but I probably shouldn't talk so much about myself... ...oh, OK, just a little. Remember the beautiful brunette woman in Goldibucks, the jewelry store? I'll bet you couldn't tell she was wearing a wig, could you? That's right. That's how we do things 'round these parts! On to the real star of this episode. Even though we finally got to meet one of Provenza's many ex-wives, the real star was quite obviously "Frank," played by Buster the Bulldog. One part of this zany episode included a bit where Frank the Bulldog ate a crucial piece of evidence -- a latex glove -- and our squad had to keep a good eye on him to be ready to gather it up, when it... er... reappeared. Really. Of course, the problem was that we couldn't actually feed the dog a real latex glove. So, our amazing Prop Master, Christopher Redmond, came up with an ingenious solution. I asked him to explain the v ...
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Theater review: 'Good People' at Geffen Playhouse
LATimes - over 4 years
 How do you solve a problem like Margie, the tough South Boston single mother at the center of David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Good People”? The play, which was nominated for a Tony last season, is receiving its West Coast premiere in a sharp Geffen Playhouse production that gives Los Angeles audiences a crack at figuring out where exactly things went wrong for a woman who doesn't always make it easy for us to feel sorry for her. It's an intriguingly difficult case, one that bravely touches (with as much humor as seriousness) the one subject left in America that's still largely off-limits — social class. This once-pretty, middle-aged train wreck, played with tender conviction by Jane Kaczmarek sporting a thick Red Sox fan accent, has just lost her job at the Dollar Store and is fretting about how she’s going to pay the rent for the apartment she shares with her developmentally disabled daughter. It doesn’t help her prospects that she peppers her conversation with the words “pardon my Fre ...
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Exclusive: The Closer's Jon Tenney Heads to HBO's Aaron Sorkin-Produced Newsroom
TV Line - almost 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-1668" href="/aaron+sorkin">Aaron Sorkin</a> is adding <a class="fplink fp-151334" href="/jon+tenney">Jon Tenney</a> to his Newsroom staff. The Closer actor has been tapped to guest star in Sorkin’s upcoming cable news-themed HBO drama series, sources confirm to TVLine exclusively. He’ll play Wade, the boyfriend of Emily Mortimer’s character. The hour-long drama, now officially called The Newsroom, is set behind the scenes at a fictional cable news network and centers on an anchor (Jeff Daniels), his new executive producer (Mortimer), his newsroom staff (Alison Pill, John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Munn, Dev Patel, Thomas Sadoski) and their boss (Sam Waterston). Oscar winner Jane Fonda rounds out the cast as Leona Lansing, the CEO of cable news network’s parent company.
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'Closer' to the end for skein - Variety
Google News - over 5 years
Kyra Sedgwick with series star Jon Tenney at Warner Bros. Television&#39;s party celebrating &#39;The Closer&#39;s&#39; 100th episode and seventh and final season. TNT&#39;s &quot;The Closer&quot; celebrated its 100th episode and cast member GW Bailey&#39;s birthday
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Scoop from The Closer's 100th Episode Celebration - TV Guide
Google News - over 5 years
Jon Tenney, who plays Brenda&#39;s husband Fritz Howard, tells us he thinks Major Crimes will have to find another FBI consultant. &quot;Fritz is married to Brenda and I think they should stay together, so where she goes, he goes,&quot; he told TV Guide Magazine
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Na origem dos macacos inteligentes, a arrogância humana desencadeia emoções as ... - O POVO Online
Google News - over 5 years
Com Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Jenna Craig, Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, Jon Tenney, Taika Cohen, Jeff Wolfe. 114 min. 10 anos. Em cartaz no Arcoplex Aldeota 3 (3D, dub), às 14h20, 16h40, 19h e 21h20,
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Lanterna Verde - Infonet
Google News - over 5 years
Com Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Temuera Morrison, Jenna Craig, Jon Tenney, Mike Doyle, Gattlin Griffith, Nick Jandl, Dylan James, leanne Cochran, Deke Anderson, Alexander Asefa, Michael AvMen, Jay O. Sanders, Tim Robbins,
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El poder de la imaginación - La Prensa Gráfica
Google News - over 5 years
Interpretación: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Jay O. Sanders, Temuera Morrison, Taika Waititi, Jon Tenney, Angela Bassett, Tim Robbins Guión: Greg Berlanti, Michael Green, Marc Guggenheim y Michael Goldenberg La cinta
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The Closer Creator James Duff Previews "Home Improvement" - TV Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Jon Tenney proves, once again, why he&#39;s regarded both as a brilliant romantic lead and a gifted character actor. It may surprise some people to know that Fritz Howard was never meant to be a series regular. But when Jon Tenney showed up to audition for
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Information Please - Vancouver Sun
Google News - over 5 years
Jon Tenney is FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard, the husband of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Sedgwick). Another cast regular in this final season of the series is Mary McDonnell as Capt. Sharon Raydor, who will be a continuing character in the
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jon Tenney
1961
Born on December 16, 1961.
1984
He received his B.A. degree from Vassar College in 1984, where he majored in drama and philosophy.
He later attended The Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 19 (1986–1990). Tenney made his acting debut in a touring production of Mike Nichols' The Real Thing. He worked steadily on and off-Broadway, and in regional theater. At New York City, his stage credits include Biloxi Blues, The Substance of Fire and The Heiress. He began working on television, starring in the number of short-lived series, including Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South, Kristin Chenoweth's sitcom Kristin, and guest appearances on Will & Grace, Murphy Brown, Spenser: for Hire and Get Real. Series with Tenney as a regular were canceled on all four major networks.
1994
Tenney was married to Teri Hatcher from 1994 to 2003, and had a daughter, Emerson Rose Tenney.
2005
From 2005 to 2012, Tenney played Special Agent Fritz Howard, the husband of Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) in TNT's The Closer and its spin-off Major Crimes since 2014, with Howard becoming an LAPD deputy chief in the third season.
Later, he portrayed Dr. Simon Craig, a love interest of Nora Walker (Sally Field) in Brothers & Sisters.
2009
He also starred in small roles for some films, including Tombstone, Beverly Hills Cop III, Nixon, Music from Another Room and the 2009 horror film remake of The Stepfather.
He also appeared in John Cameron Mitchell's film, Rabbit Hole.
2011
He portrayed Martin Jordan in the 2011 superhero film Green Lantern.
2012
He married producer Leslie Urdang on June 16, 2012.
2013
In 2013, he starred with Rebecca Romijn in TNT's King & Maxwell, as Sean King, a former Secret Service agent and lawyer who works as a private investigator.
The series was canceled after one season.
2014
In 2014, he was cast in a recurring role on Shonda Rhimes' drama series Scandal.
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