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  • Birth Name: Jonathan F. W. Tenney
  • Birth Place: Princeton, NJ
  • Profession: Actor
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Major Crimes Scoop: Meet Rusty's Mom! Plus: Boss on Possible Fritz Spin-Off

Major Crimes is about to turn Rusty Beck's life upside down.

After two seasons of tracking Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) through the emotional turmoil he felt after being abandoned by his family and forced to prostitute himself to survive, the TNT drama's third season (premiering Monday, June 9 at 9/8c) will finally introduce Sharon Beck, the mother who eventually left him behind. Eureka and 24 alum Ever Carradine will play the crucial role, Major Crimes creator James Duff tells TVGuide.com. 

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"We begin our first episode with a different Rusty," Duff says....read more

TNT Eyes Major Crimes Spin-Off Starring Jon Tenney

TNT's Closer spin-off may be getting its own spin-off.

The network is developing a potential Major Crimes offshoot that would star Jon Tenney, TVLine.com reports.

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Tenney first appeared on The Closer as Special Agent Fritz Howard, the husband of the series' main character, Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick). Following The Closer's seven-season run...read more

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Question: What do you think of the "Uprising" arc in the second half of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season? I think it is miles better than the first half of this season, which was pretty so-so at times. [Spoilers ahead] The tie-in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Hydra infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Garrett being revealed as the Clairvoyant working for Hydra, were very good plot twists, along with Agent Ward being a turncoat to work for Agent Garrett and Hydra — or could Ward be going undercover for Agent Coulson to help S.H.I.E.L.D. bring down Hydra? I really hope this show gets renewed for a second season by ABC, so that it will continue to improve and be a better show that everyone can enjoy to watch! - Chris

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 King & Maxwell TV Show Series, Actor - Sean King
2011 Green Lantern Movie, Actor - Martin Jordan
2010 Legion Movie, Actor - Howard Anderson
2010 Rabbit Hole Movie, Actor - Rick
2009 The Stepfather Movie, Actor - Jay

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Scandal: Who Won't Survive the Explosive Season Finale?

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday night's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

Scandal plans to end its third season with a bang — literally.

After OPA dismantled B613 just as Maya Pope's (Khandi Alexander) assassination plot came together, POTUS & Co. are forced to work with the enemy during Thursday's episode, calling in former B613 command Rowan (Joe Morton) for help. Of course, Jake (Scott Foley) is pissed and tells Olivia (Kerry Washington) that she's making a big mistake. For once, he was... read more

Scandal Postmortem: What's Next for Mellie and Her Old Flame?

[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Thursday's episode of Scandal. Read at your own risk!]

Mellie may often be an awful person, but even villains deserve a little love sometimes.  

Enter Governor Nichols (Jon Tenney), who was introduced in Scandal's midseason premiere as Fitz's new running mate now that Vice President Sally Langston (Kate Burton) is ditching the ticket to run independently. Nichols was Fitz's (Tony Goldwyn) Deputy Governor in California, which means they share a long history.

Scandal: How will OPA change Now that Huck banned Quinn?

Olivia (Kerry Washington) helped... read more

Major Crimes Creator James Duff Previews "Curve Ball"

I was supposed to post some afterthoughts about "All In,"  last Tuesday or Wednesday and, instead, I am late with my entry about this week's new episode, (which was directed by Jon Tenney, better known to our fan base as Special Agent Fritz Howard). It just goes to show you that our best intentions can suddenly be overwhelmed by the unforeseen. In my case, the surprise was sinusitis and a prescription for some fierce, energy-sapping antibiotics that have forced me to adjust my professional plans. While physically irritating, it has made me even more sympathetic to the detectives in Major Crimes, all of whom find themselves dealing with the unexpected when their holiday vacation gets derailed by a shopping trip to Venice Beach.

We begin with Flynn and Provenza ambling through one of the kookiest neighborhoods in Los Angeles... read more

Exclusive Major Crimes Video: Jon Tenney Goes Behind the Camera Again

One of the fringe benefits of Jon Tenney being loyal to The Closer and its spin-off Major Crimes for so many years? The shows have helped launch the actor's career behind the camera. 

Tenney sat in the director's chair once more for Monday's episode (9/8c, TNT), which finds the squad investigating the murder of a baseball scout that turns into a complicated kidnapping case — and TVGuide.com has your exclusive first look at Tenney in action. read more

Scandal Recruits The Closer's Jon Tenney as a New Love Interest

It's about time!

Scandal's first lady Mellie (Bellamy Young) is finally going to get some attention from... read more

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