Jon Tenney


Jon Tenney Trivia


  • 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.