Jon Tenney The Closer Bio

Jon Tenney As FBI Agent Fritz Howard On The Closer

Jon Tenney As FBI Agent Fritz Howard On The Closer : Photo: TNT

Jon Tenney’s professional career includes extensive work on stage, as well as in feature films and television.  Tenney has acted in more than 150 plays, beginning his stage career with the national touring company of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing.  He went on to play the title roles in Tartuffe and Romeo and Juliet. 

Tenney launched his television career in a guest-starring role on Murphy Brown and has been a series regular on several shows, including the critically acclaimed series Brooklyn South.  He has also had recurring roles on CSI and Will and Grace.

In addition to Tenney’s television success, his film career was launched when he appeared in Watch It, opposite Tom Sizemore, John C. McGinley and Peter Gallagher.   He went on to appear in Fools Rush In, co-starring Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek, and Showtime’s original feature Twilight of the Golds, co-starring Jennifer Beals, Faye Dunaway and Brendan Fraser.  He most recently starred opposite Albert Brooks in the independent film Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World and the Showtime movie Homecoming.  He has also appeared in Crime & Punishment, Equal Justice and The Division and had roles in the critically acclaimed films Tombstone and Nixon.  Other credits include Music from Another Room, With Friends Like These, Entropy and a starring role in the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner You Can Count on Me, opposite Laura Linney and Matthew Broderick.