Jon Tenney

Tenney in 2017, photo by kathclick/

Birth Name: Jonathan Frederick Tenney

Place of Birth: Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 16, 1961

*English (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Jon Tenney is an American actor. His roles include the series The Closer and Major Crimes and the films The Twilight of the Golds, The Stepfather (2009), Green Lantern, and I See You.

Jon is the son of Lillian and Frederick Tenney. Jon’s father is mostly of English descent. Jon’s mother was Jewish, of Polish Jewish descent. Jon is married to film producer and theatre executive Leslie Urdang. He has a daughter with his former wife, actress Teri Hatcher.

Jon’s paternal grandfather was Frederick William Tenney (the son of William E. Tenney and Eoline McCarrel Cockins). Jon’s grandfather Frederick was born in Missouri. Jon’s great-grandfather William was the son of William Cutter Tenney and Elizabeth E. Bruce. Eoline was the daughter of William W. Cockins and Sarah Ann Welch.

Jon’s paternal grandmother was Rose Elizabeth Haworth (the daughter of Erasmus Haworth and Idaho Elmer Hunstman). Rose was born in Kansas. Erasmus was the son of Ellwood Haworth and Matilda Folger. Idaho was the daughter of Henry Clay Huntsman and Frances Matilda Fulton.

Jon’s maternal grandfather was named David Baum. David was a Polish Jewish immigrant.

Jon’s maternal grandmother was named Fanny/Fannie Herschkowitz. Fanny was a Polish Jewish immigrant.

Sources: Jon’s mother on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of Jon’s mother –

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