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Erik Jensen was born and raised in northern Minnesota. He graduated, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting, from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992.

His performance in The Bronx Is Burning (2007), as legendary New York Yankee, Thurman Munson, opposite John Turturro, won critical praise.

Notable film credits include The House Is Burning (2006), Serial (2007), and Black Knight (2001). Memorable guest roles include 30 Rock (2006), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005), Lie to Me (2009), The Good Wife (2009) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He appeared as "Ralph" in the Starz series, Gravity (2010), and in the recurring role of "A.D.A. Jeffrey Sinclair" in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000). He is set to appear as "Dr. William Strong" in the NBC pilot, The Frontier, written by Shaun Cassidy and directed by Thomas Schlamme.

In addition to his television and film work as an actor, Erik has appeared off-Broadway in a number of well-received plays, including "Y2K" by Arthur Kopit, "Corpus Christi" by Terrence McNally (both at Manhattan Theater Club), "Spain" at Manhattan Class Company and is scheduled to appear as beat comedian Lenny Bruce in the United States premiere of "Schmucks" at the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia.

In addition to his work as a performer, Erik co-wrote the multi-award-winning, critically-acclaimed play, "The Exonerated", which ran Off-Broadway in New York City for nearly 2 years and starred Richard Dreyfuss, Susan Sarandon, Aidan Quinn and Delroy Lindo.

Erik is married to his "Exonerated" co-author, writer/actor Jessica Blank and they are developing (with the support of New York Theater Workshop) a new documentary play, working title "Iraq Refugee Project". Their adaptation of Blank's novel, "Almost Home", is slated to be the first production of Jon Bon Jovi's new film production company. Jensen and Blank are also writing a project based on the life and work of punk rock journalist Lester Bangs (in conjunction with the Lester Bangs Estate). They live in Brooklyn.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: anonymous

An actor, writer, and producer, Jensen has had roles in TV, film, and stage, most notably as legendary Thurman Munson of the New York Yankees in The Bronx Is Burning. He portrayed Dr. Stephen Edwards on The Walking Dead, appeared alongside Aasif Mandvi in the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of Ayad Akhtars Disgraced at Lincoln Center and was most recently on last seasons "Mr. Robot". In 2016 Erik co-wrote co-directed the feature film "Almost Home" (based on wife, Jessica Blank's novel of the same name). In spring 2015, In 2015 Erik portrayed gonzo rock critic Lester Bangs in "How to Be a Rock Critic" (co-written with Jessica Blank) at Center Theater Group in Los Angeles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jessica Blank

Spouse (1)

Jessica Blank (16 June 2002 - present)

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