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Jon Tenney (1961)

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Jonathan F. W. "Jon" Tenney is an American actor.


 personal life
Tenney was born in Princeton, New Jersey to a psychiatrist mother and a research physicist father.

He was married to actress Teri Hatcher from 1994 to 2003. They have one daughter, Emerson Rose Tenney, born in November 1997.

He received his BA 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. 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 husband, Fritz Howard, on the TNT crime drama The Closer. He also played Dr. Simon Craig, a love interest of Sally Field's character Nora Walker, on Brothers & Sisters.

He appeared as Benbrook Oil Company CEO villain John Milner in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, as Matthew Perry's best friend in Fools Rush In. Tenney has appeared in the following films in small roles: Tombstone, Nixon, Music from Another Room, and the 2009 remake of the horror film The Stepfather. He also appeared in the John Cameron Mitchell film, Rabbit Hole.

Tenney portrayed Martin Jordan in the 2011 superhero film Green Lantern.

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