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JON TENNEY (Jay) most recently completed filming the fifth season of TNT's critically acclaimed drama The Closer, opposite Kyra Sedgwick. The series was nominated for a SAG Award for best ensemble cast its past few seasons. Tenney next appears in the Screen Gems' film Legion, due out in January 2010 and starring Paul Bettany and Dennis Quaid. He also recently completed filming the feature film Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart.

After graduating from Vassar College, Tenney trained at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City. Appearing in his first school play in the third grade, Tenney has an extensive theatrical background, which includes four seasons with the famed Williamstown Theatre Festival.

On the big screen, Tenney appeared opposite Albert Brooks in the Brooks directed Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, and starred in the critically acclaimed Showtime movie Homecoming, directed by Joe Dante. He has demonstrated his acting ability in many other critically-acclaimed films, such as the Sundance Film Festival Grand Prize winner and Oscar®-nominated You Can Count On Me, with Laura Linney, Matthew Broderick and Mark Ruffalo; Tombstone opposite Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer; and the cult favorite Watch It. Other film credits include 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. Tenney's varied television credits include starring roles in Dick Wolf's Crime & Punishment, Thomas Carter's Equal Justice, Steven Bochco's Brooklyn South, Dirty Dozen: The Series, Get Real, Good Company, and Kristin. Additionally, he has made guest appearances on such hit shows as CSI, Will & Grace, and Without a Trace. On stage, Tenney 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 2006 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Tenney starred in the award-winning David Mamet play "Speed-the-Plow,” 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.”

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