Jon Tenney Bio, Age, Wife, Daughter, Net Worth, Family, Movies and TV Shows, Major Crimes

Jon Tenney  Biography

Jon Tenney is a well-known American actor. In TNT’s The Closer, he played Special Agent Fritz Howard, and he continued in its spinoff Major Crimes. Tenney made his stage debut in Mike Nichols’ The Real Thing, a touring production. He worked consistently on and off Broadway, as well as in a regional theater.


How old is Jon Tenney?- Age

He is 61 years old as of December 2022. Jon was born Jonathan Frederick Tenney on December 16, 1961, in Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America.

Jon Tenney Education

In 1984, he received his B.A. from Vassar College, where he majored in drama and philosophy. He later studied drama at The Juilliard School as a member of Group 19. (1986–1990).

Jon Tenney Family

Tenney was born in the city of Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Lillian Sandra Baum, his mother, was a psychiatrist, and Frederick Haworth Tenney, his father, was a research physicist. His maternal grandparents were Polish Jewish immigrants, and his paternal ancestors were English.

Who is Jon Tenney’s wife?- Wife- Daughter

Tenney was married to Teri Hatcher from 1994 to 2003, with whom he has a daughter, Emerson Rose Tenney. On June 16, 2012, he married producer Leslie Urdang.

Jon Tenney Major Crimes

He starred in Major Crimes an American police procedural television series, where he played the role of Deputy Chief Fritz Howard (recurring seasons 1–2; seasons 3–6), retired FBI Special Agent; currently, Deputy Chief of the LAPD Special Operations Bureau, who served temporarily as the Acting Assistant Chief of Operations. He is the husband of Brenda Johnson (The Closer), the previous commander of the Major Crimes squad, who is never seen in Major Crimes but was mentioned periodically throughout the spin-off.

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Jon Tenney Career

Tenney made his stage debut in Mike Nichols’ The Real Thing, a touring production. He worked consistently on and off Broadway, as well as in a regional theater. His Broadway credits include Biloxi Blues, The Substance of Fire, and The Heiress. He first appeared on television in a number of short-lived series, including Steven Bochco’s Brooklyn South and Kristin Chenoweth’s sitcom Kristin, as well as guest appearances on Cybill, Will & Grace, Murphy Brown, Spenser: for Hire, and Get Real. All four major networks canceled the series with Tenney as a regular. Tenney starred in TNT’s The Closer as Special Agent Fritz Howard, the husband of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick).

HTenney played the villainous CEO of Benbrook Oil Company in Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home and Alex Whitman’s (Matthew Perry) friend in Fools Rush In. [e was Hank Riley. After The Closer ended, he continued to appear in its spin-off, Major Crimes, where he became an LAPD deputy chief in the third season. Later, in Brothers & Sisters, he played Dr. Simon Craig, Nora Walker’s (Sally Field) love interest. In 2013, he co-starred in TNT’s King & Maxwell with Rebecca Romijn as Sean King, a former Secret Service agent and lawyer who works as a private investigator. The show was canceled after only one season. He was cast in a recurring role on Shonda Rhimes’ drama series Scandal in 2014.

Jon Tenney’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of 6 million dollars as of 2023.

Jon Tenney Movies and TV Shows


  • 2019 I See You
  • 2018 The Seagull
  • 2015 Love the Coopers
  • 2014 The Best of Me
  • 2013 As Cool As I Am
  • 2011 Green Lantern
  • 2011 Hide Away
  • 2010 Legion
  • 2010 Rabbit Hole
  • 2009 The Stepfather
  • 2002 Buying the Cow
  • 2000 You Can Count on Me
  • 1999 Advice from a Caterpillar
  • 1998 Homegrown
  • 1998 Music from Another Room


  • 2022 The Lincoln lawyer
  • 2022 And Just Like That…
  • 2020 Next Special Agent
  • 2017 Longmire
  • 2017 Story of a Girl
  • 2015 Hand of God
  • 2014–2016 Scandal
  • 2013 King & Maxwell
  • 2012–2016 Major Crimes
  • 2012 The Newsroom
  • 2009–2010 Brothers & Sisters
  • 2009 American Dad
  • 2005-2012 The Closer
  • 2004 The District
  • 2004 Without a Trace
  • 2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • 2001 Kristin
  • 2001 Will & Grace
  • 1999–2000 Get Real