Jon Tenney appeared for seven seasons on the critically acclaimed TNT drama "The Closer;" in which he portrayed FBI Agent Fritz Howard, opposite Kyra Sedgwick. The series received 4 SAG Award nominations for best ensemble cast. Jon also directed one episode of "The Closer" as well as an episode of its spin-off "Major Crimes," where he reprised his role as Agent Fritz Howard in 4 episodes.
After graduating from Vassar College, Tenney trained at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. Appearing in his first school play in the 3rd grade, Jon has an extensive theatrical background, which includes 4 seasons with the famed Williamstown Theatre Festival working opposite such actors as Christopher Walken, Dianne Wiest, Blythe Danner, Kevin Spacey, and Christopher Reeve among many others.
Film credits include: "Legion," "Stepfather," "Rabbit Hole," "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World" the Showtime movie "Homecoming," "You Can Count On Me", with Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick and Mark Ruffalo, "Tombstone" opposite Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer, "Watch It," "Fools Rush In", "Beverly Hills Cop III", "The Phantom", "Lassie," "Music from Another Room," "With Friends Like These," "Entropy," "Lovelife," Oliver Stone's "Nixon" and Showtime's "Twilight of the Golds."
In 1989, he co-starred alongside Candice Bergen in the hit TV series "Murphy Brown" (as "Josh") the older brother of Miles. Tenney's varied television credits include starring roles in Dick Wolf's "Crime & Punishment"(NBC), Thomas Carter's "Equal Justice" (ABC), Steven Bochco's "Brooklyn South" (CBS), "Dirty Dozen: The Series"(FOX), "Get Real"(FOX), "Good Company"(CBS) and "Kristin"(NBC). Additionally, he has made guest appearances on such hit shows as "CSI", "Will & Grace", "Without aTrace," and most recently 3 episodes of the hit HBO series "The Newsroom."
On stage, Tenney most recently starred in David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People" at the Geffen Theatre in Los Angeles opposite Jane Kaczmarek. He starred in the Tony Award-winning revival of "The Heiress" on Broadway as well as the national touring company of Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning "The Real Thing" directed by Mike Nichols. In the winter of 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Tenney starred in the award-winning David Mamet play, "Speed-the-Plow," portraying the title character of Bobby Gould, opposite Alicia Silverstone and Greg Germann. Off-Broadway he originated the role of Mitch Albom in the critically acclaimed stage version of "Tuesday's With Morrie". At The Old Globe, he played Romeo in "Romeo & Juliet" as well as starring in Terrence McNally's "Up In Saratoga" opposite Mary Louise Parker. At New York's Roundabout Theatre he starred opposite Holly Hunter in Beth Henley's "Impossible Marriage".
Other notable Broadway productions include Neil Simon's "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "Biloxi Blues" and "A.R.Gurney's "Sweet Sue", co-starring with Lynn Redgrave and Mary Tyler Moore. Additional Off-Broadway productions include the title role in "Tartuffe", the original company of "A Shayna Maidel", David Marshall Grant's "Current Events" and John Patrick Shanley's "Beggars in the House of Plenty" at Manhattan Theatre Club, and Jon Robin Baitz's "The Substance of Fire" and John Guare's "Chaucer in Rome" at the renowned Lincoln Center.