Jon Tenney

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Jon Tenney

Born

12/16/1961, Princeton, New Jersey

Birth Name

Jon F. W.Tenney

Gender

Male
  • The cast of season five of The Closer.
  • The cast of season five of The Closer.
9.2
out of 10
User Rating
78 votes

Biography

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Jon Tenney was born December 16,1961, the youngest of four children, and raised in Princeton, New Jersey. He was drawn to the stage at an early age after seeing his first childhood play. After graduating from high school, he studied at the Circle in the Square Theatre and…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Jon's daughter was allowed to sleep over a friend's on a school night since both her parents attended the SAG Awards 2009, where Jon got a nomination for his role in The Closer.

    • After 9 years of marriage, Jon Tenney and his wife Teri Hatcher got divorced in March 2003, due to irreconcilable differences. They share the custody of their daughter Emerson Rose, born on November 10, 1997.

    • Jon Tenney is cousin of actors Jay Wolf and Thea Andrews.

    • Jon Tenney is 6'1" (1.85 m)

    • In 2006, 2008 and 2009 Jon was nominated along with his Closer castmates for a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series.

    • Jon Tenney studied acting at The Juilliard School in New York, New York.

    • Jon's father is a nuclear physicist and his mother is a psychiatrist.

  • Quotes

    • (Asked how Brenda would feel about Fritz, his character in The Closer, if he wasn't a FBI member)
      Jon: I think it's the whole package of Fritz that she finds attractive.

    • (About his daughter Emerson Rose)
      Jon: She's fantastic.

    • (About The Closer)
      Jon: One of the things I really enjoy about the writing is that they always find a way to have each character learn a little something from the other person.

    • (About Brenda Johnson, Kyra Sedgwick's character in The Closer)
      Jon: She is like a child. A child needs a wall to press against and Fritz is the wall.

    • (About The Closer)
      Jon: The one thing I like about the show is that everyone has their very clear piece of the puzzle to take care of and I've always thought that I take care of that personal side [of Brenda's life].

    • (About his profession as an actor)
      Jon: All actors are sort of... we feel like brethren, part of a group.

    • (About Kevin Bacon directing some episodes of The Closer)
      Jon: I wish I quite didn't have the pressure having to have the director be my leading lady's husband. That would have been a little high pressure, a little higher pressure than normal.

    • (About Kevin Bacon directing his wife in love scenes with Jon)
      Jon: I'm sure it might have been a nightmare to direct your wife in a love scene although he is a professional so... I dunno.

    • (About what's like being directed by Kevin Bacon)
      Jon: It's great to have an actor as a director because he is an actor so that's really nice.

    • (About Kyra Sedgwick, his co star in The Closer)
      Jon: She's pretty good!

    • (About his role in The Closer)
      Jon: As an actor, I gotta say it's much, it's much more fun to deal with personal scenes than just with a tech speech cop talk.

    • (About his role in The Closer as Brenda's love interest)
      Jon: (Kidding) I'm a piece of meat, I am just a piece of meat on the show.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great actor and has great talent!

    10
    No boy toy he is as he is a great

    Actor and love him as Kyra Sedgwick's FBI Agent Boyfriend

    In "The Closure!" Glad to see him finally get recognition after years of obscurity.

    During the time he went through a divorce with Teri Hatcher, who's fame has now far and beyond elicipse her own Lois and Clark fame on Desparate Housewives!

    Very handsome and hope to see him for many more years to come!moreless
  • I can see why Jon has been in so many successful performances. He is a true professional, and I admire his talent. He is great in The Closer.

    9.5
    Joh is perfect as Kyra's patient husband - he obviously must care for her a great deal, to put up with all her idiosyncracies. I am looking forward to seeing this next series, but very disappointed to know that this will be the end. However, I do not believe anyone could ever replace any of these performers in their roles, so if it has to end, at least it will be going out in style. I love the thinking Kyra does to come to her solutions of the crimes, but also love the comedy provided mostly by the two inept detectives!moreless
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