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Also Known As: Jonathan F. W. Tenney, John Tenney Died:
Born: December 16, 1961 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Princeton, New Jersey, USA Profession: actor

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Actor whose rapid rise on Broadway interrupted his Juilliard studies, and who has since moved to Hollywood where he offered TV viewers steamy love scenes opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on "Equal Justice" (ABC, 1990-91), and was Will, the ad agency team member who could get into a snit on "Good Company" (CBS, 1996). Jon Tenney left Juilliard when Mike Nichols cast him in the road company of "The Real Thing" and then returned to New York and appeared in the cast of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Biloxi Blues". He was also in "Sweet Sue", a short-lived play starring Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave. Tenney began working in TV in small roles in the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" and guesting on "Spencer: For Hire". His first series was the short-lived Fox effort, "The Dirty Dozen" (1988). But it was a 1989 episode of "Murphy Brown" that won Tenney real notice among Hollywood casting directors: he was Miles Silverberg's brother who has a fling with Murphy. This led to Tenney's role as Peter Bauer on "Equal Justice," in which he was romancing Sarah Jessica Parker but was unable to tell anyone. It was announced that he would make three appearances as a villain on "Lois and Clark: The New...

Actor whose rapid rise on Broadway interrupted his Juilliard studies, and who has since moved to Hollywood where he offered TV viewers steamy love scenes opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on "Equal Justice" (ABC, 1990-91), and was Will, the ad agency team member who could get into a snit on "Good Company" (CBS, 1996). Jon Tenney left Juilliard when Mike Nichols cast him in the road company of "The Real Thing" and then returned to New York and appeared in the cast of Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Biloxi Blues". He was also in "Sweet Sue", a short-lived play starring Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave. Tenney began working in TV in small roles in the ABC daytime drama "Ryan's Hope" and guesting on "Spencer: For Hire". His first series was the short-lived Fox effort, "The Dirty Dozen" (1988). But it was a 1989 episode of "Murphy Brown" that won Tenney real notice among Hollywood casting directors: he was Miles Silverberg's brother who has a fling with Murphy. This led to Tenney's role as Peter Bauer on "Equal Justice," in which he was romancing Sarah Jessica Parker but was unable to tell anyone. It was announced that he would make three appearances as a villain on "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman" opposite Teri Hatcher (whom he married in 1994), during the 1996-97 season.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Best of Me, The (2014)
2.
 As Cool As I Am (2013)
3.
 Hide Away (2011)
4.
 Green Lantern (2011)
5.
 Rabbit Hole (2010)
6.
 Legion (2010)
7.
 Stepfather, The (2009)
9.
 You Can Count on Me (2000) Bob [Stegerson]
10.
 Entropy (1999) Kevin
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Made professional debut in a touring production of "The Real Thing"; directed by Mike Nichols
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Appeared on Broadway in "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Biloxi Blues"
1987:
Cast in the Broadway production of "Sweet Sue" with Mary Tyler Moore and Lynn Redgrave
1988:
Appeared as regular on short lived Fox series, "The Dirty Dozen"
1990:
Was series regular on ABC's "Equal Justice"
1991:
Had small role in "Guilty By Suspicion"
2005:
Starred in the TNT series "The Closer" as FBI Agent Fritz Howard
2006:
Cast in the Albert Brooks' comedy, "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World"
1994:
Co-starred with Eddie Murphy in "Beverly Hills Cop III"
1995:
Played Morris the suitor in Broadway revival of "The Heiress"
1996:
Was series regular on the short-lived CBS series, "Good Company"
1996:
Had a featured role in "The Phantom"
1997:
Co-starred with Matthew Perry in "Fools Rush In"
1997:
Cast in the CBS drama "Brooklyn South"
1998:
Joined John Lithgow and Billy Bob Thornton in the comedy, "Homegrown"
1999:
Cast in the short-lived FOX drama, "Get Real"
2000:
Played Cynthia Nixon's married lover in the feature, "Advice From a Caterpillar"
2000:
Had leading role of a slick politician in David Marshall Grant's Off-Broadway play "Current Events"
2000:
Cast opposite Laura Linney in "You Can Count on Me"
2001:
Appeared in the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Kristin," starring Kristin Chenoweth
2004:
Had a recurring role on Lifetime's "The Division" as Hank Riley
2005:
Cast as Agent Fritz Howard on the TNT series, "The Closer"
2009:
Lent his voice to the animated FOX series, "American Dad!"
2009:
Cast in the remake of "The Stepfather"
2010:
Co-starred in the apocalyptic thriller, "Legion"
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Education

Vassar College: Poughkeepsie , New York -
Vassar College: Poughkeepsie , New York -
The Juilliard School: New York , New York -

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wife:
Teri Hatcher. Actor. Married May 1994; Hatcher filed for a divorce on February 28, 2003.

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daughter:
Emerson Rose Tenney. Born November 10, 1997.

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