Dec. 16th, 1961
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Jon Tenney's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Green Lantern
2010 - Legion
2009 - The Stepfather
2002 - Buying the Cow
2000 - You Can Count on Me
1998 - Homegrown
1998 - Music From Another Room
1997 - Fools Rush In
1996 - The Phantom
1995 - Nixon
1994 - Lassie
1994 - Beverly Hills Cop III
1993 - Tombstone
1991 - Guilty by Suspicion
Guest TV Roles
Dr. Simon Craig
Agent Fritz Howard
Lawyer #2 (Voiced)
Jonathan F. W. "Jon" Tenney (born December 16, 1961) is an American actor.
Tenney was born in Princeton, New Jersey to a psychiatrist mother and a research physicist father. He received his B.A. degree from Vassar College, where he majored in drama and philosophy. He then studied at Juilliard, after which he made his professional debut starring in a touring production of The Real Thing directed by Mike Nichols.
He was married to actress Teri Hatcher from 1994 to 2003. They have one daughter, Emerson Rose Tenney, born in November 1997.
This led to his working steadily on and off-Broadway, as well as in regional theater. His New York City stage credits include Biloxi Blues, The Substance of Fire, and The Heiress.
Tenney's work in television includes a lead role in the short-lived Steven Bochco series Brooklyn South, the Kristin Chenoweth sitcom Kristin and guest appearances on Will & Grace, Murphy Brown, Spenser: for Hire, and Get Real. He currently co-stars as Kyra Sedgwick's love interest on the TNT crime drama The Closer. Also, he is playing Dr. Simon, the love interest of Sally Field's character Nora Walker on Brothers and Sisters.
He appeared as Matthew Perry's best friend in Fools Rush In. Tenney has appeared in small roles in such films as Tombstone, Nixon, and Music from Another Room. He also played an important supporting role in the '90s cult classic Watch It and appeared in the 2009 horror film The Stepfather as Michael's biological father.
- Cousin of 'Jay Wolf (II)' (qv) and 'Thea Andrews' (qv).
- The youngest of four children.
- Graduated from Vassar College.
- Was studying at Juilliard when he left to play a role in the National Tour of "The Real Thing," by 'Tom Stoppard' (qv).
- (28 February 2003) Wife 'Teri Hatcher' (qv) filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. According to the petition submitted in Los Angeles Superior Court, the couple have agreed to joint custody of their five-year-old daughter, Emerson Rose.
- Mother was a psychiatrist, father a nuclear physicist.
- Daughter Emerson Rose (b. 1997).
- Darkly handsome American lead and support actor who played tough guy roles in the late 1980s and '90s.