Jon Tenney stars as FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard in the hit drama The Closer. Married to Brenda (Kyra Sedgwick), Fritz often feels as if their marriage takes a back seat to Brenda's cases.
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 Brooklyn South. He has also had recurring roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Will & Grace. Additionally, on the small screen, Tenney starred in the telefilms Twilight of the Golds, co-starring Jennifer Beals, Faye Dunaway and Brendan Fraser, and Homecoming. He also appeared in the series Crime & Punishment, Equal Justice and The Division, among others.
Tenney can be seen in one of the year's most anticipated films, the comic-book action adventure Green Lantern, with Ryan Reynolds. He also recently co-starred in Legion, opposite Dennis Quaid, Paul Bettany and Tyrese Gibson; the thriller The Stepfather, with Sela Ward, Penn Badgley and Dylan Walsh; and the film adaptation of David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Rabbit Hole, with Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart and Dianne Wiest. His successes on the big screen began with his debut 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, Albert Brooks' Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, the Western drama Tombstone and Oliver Stone's Nixon.
Tenny's professional career includes extensive work on stage as well as in feature films and television. He has acted in more than 150 plays, beginning his stage career with the national touring company of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, and went on to play the title role in Tartuffe as well as appearing in Romeo and Juliet.