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Erik Jensen is an actor, writer and director. His TV acting credits include two
seasons of ABC's FOR LIFE, arcs on MINDHUNTER, THE WALKING DEAD, and MR.
ROBOT, and over 90 other film and TV credits including HOUSE OF CARDS,
legend Thurman Munson in THE BRONX IS BURNING. Theater credits include Lincoln
Center's Pulitzer Prize-winning production of DISGRACED, THE GOOD NEGRO
(Public Theater), CORPUS CHRISTI and Y2K (MTC), SPAIN (MCC), and his solo
performance as iconic rock critic Lester Bangs in HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC (CTG,
South Coast Rep, Steppenwolf, ArtsEmerson, The Public), which he also co-wrote with
his wife Jessica Blank.
With Jessica, Erik also wrote the plays THE EXONERATED (Culture Project,
nat'l tour, over 500 productions worldwide), AFTERMATH (NYTW), THE LINE (The
Public) and COAL COUNTRY (with original music by Steve Earle; The Public, Cherry
Lane Theater/Audible). They have written and developed TV with Fox TV Studios, 20th
TV, Gaumont, Levinson/Fontana, Radical Media, and several more, and have current
TV projects in development with David Simon/Blown Deadline and with Ed Burns (THE
WIRE, GENERATION KILL). Their first scripted feature as writer/directors, ALMOST
HOME, was released by Vertical Entertainment in 2016, and they are currently
developing HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC for feature film. On the documentary side,
they are developing a feature with Meteor17 on legendary rock engineer Eddie Kramer
(Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones) and are in preproduction for a feature
about the Upper Big Branch Mine disaster that draws on their play COAL COUNTRY
(prod. Audrey Rosenberg, EP Steve Earle). Erik lives in Brooklyn with Jessica and their
daughter Sadie.

Erik Jensen Photos


Original Broadway Production, 2022
Bruno Bischofberger

Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2012



Erik Jensen Movies

[1993]The Dark Half Male Student

[1993]Striking Distance Kid on Steps

[1996]Ripe Dave

[1996]Twisted Man Who Kills Can Man

[1997]Arresting Gena Stevie

[1997]Julian Po Tyler

[1997]Colin Fitz Lives! Dean

[1998]Montana Earl

[1998]Above Freezing Richie

[1999]The Love Letter Ray

[1999]Cherry Man #3

[2000]Brooklyn Sonnet Frankie the Snake

[2000]Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 Stoner #2

[2001]Black Knight Derek

[2002]Heartbreak Hospital HH Producer

[2002]The Year That Trembled Todd Franklin

[2003]Undermind Ian Waye

[2004]Messengers David Richards

[2005]The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie Photographer

[2006]5up 2down Ewan

[2006]The House Is Burning Carl

[2007]Game of Life Larry

[2007]Serial Gary Whitlock

[2008]The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Video Store Manager Phil

[2011]A Bird of the Air Bearded Man

[2017]Police State Beat Cop Swanson

[2018]After Everything Jeff

[2018]Almost Home writer

[2020]What Breaks the Ice Sheriff McClain

[2022]The Collaboration Bruno Bischofberger

Erik Jensen TV Shows

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation A.D.A. Jeffrey Sinclair

Deadline Feldman, Sean Feldman

For Life Dez O'Reilly

Law & Order George Harding, Joey Springfield

Law & Order: Criminal Intent Richard Celeste, Boyd

Mr. Robot Frank Cody

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Erik Jensen News

Photos: Inside the 2023 Manhattan Theatre Club Fall Benefit With Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, Sarah Jessica Parker, and More!

Manhattan Theatre Club hosted its 2023 Fall Benefit on Monday, November 13. The evening began at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street) with an advance screening of the new film ALL ARTS Docs: Manhattan Theatre Club, a Home for Artists ahead of its November 21 premiere on ALL ARTS.

GoFundMe Campaign Launched to Help With Erik Jensen's Battle With Stage IV Cancer

The family of Erik Jensen, actor, writer, and director, has launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to help with his battle with cancer. According to the fundraising page, Jensen survived a brain aneurysm just a year and a half ago, and has now been diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer.

New York Theatre Workshop Reveals 2023/24 Season 2050 Administrative Fellows & Producing Fellow

Find out what's in store for New York Theatre Workshop's 2023/24 season as they announce their lineup and introduce the 2050 Administrative Fellows. Get a sneak peek into the productions and meet the talented individuals who will contribute to the success of the theater.

New York Theatre Workshop to Present the 05Fest - in Conjunction with THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL

Discover the excitement at New York Theatre Workshop's 05Fest, where THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL takes center stage. Immerse yourself in a festival of innovative theater and experience the best of what NYTW has to offer. Don't miss this captivating celebration of theater!

Alexandra Silber, Jason Bowen & More to Star in THE HALF-GOD OF RAINFALL at New York Theatre Workshop

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for The Half-God of Rainfall. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

New York Theatre Workshop Reveals 2050 Fellows, New Company-in-Residence and Artistic Department Expansion

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the artists selected for the 2023/24 Season 2050 Artistic Fellowship.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Unions Formed, Joined, and Agreements Reached - In Both Theatre and Hollywood

While the writers continue to strike, and the actors have until this evening to vote on a strike authorization, at least one of the major Hollywood unions appears poised to avoid a strike - the Directors Guild, who shared many of the same concerns as the WGA membership, have secured an agreement with the producers pending a vote of its membership.

End of The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival Raises Concerns About NYC Experimental Landscape

Last week, at a time when Broadway producers were worried about last-minute campaigning and how performers are going to change at the United Palace with limited dressing room space, a fact buried in a New York Times article shook the theater community. It was there that it was announced that The Public’s Under the Radar festival was no more.

Photos: Go Inside the MTC 2023 SPRING GALA

Manhattan Theatre Club presented its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street. Check out our photos from the event here!

Unicorn Theatre's Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin Will Retire In 2024

​​​​​​​ Unicorn Theatre has announced that Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin will retire in June 2024. Levin's departure will culminate a historic run spanning more than four decades at one of Kansas City's landmark theatres, where she gained a regional and national reputation for innovating and bringing to life bold and diverse plays with powerful messages and illuminating people in an empathetic and unique way.

Three World Premieres & More Set for New York Theatre Workshop 2023/24 Season

New York Theatre Workshop has announced its 2023/24 Season, the first programmed by Artistic Director Patricia McGregor. See full programming and see how to purchase tickets!

Tituss Burgess, Sean Hayes, Rachel Dratch & More to Join New York Theatre Workshop's 2023 Gala

New York Theatre Workshop's 2023 Gala will be held on Monday May 1 at 6PM at Capitale. See who is taking part and learn how to purchase tickets!

New York Theatre Workshop to Host ARE WE THERE YET World Premiere Presented by Teens Ukraine Theater

New York Theatre Workshop host the world premiere of Are We There Yet, theatre told verbatim by Ukrainian teen refugees this month.

THE COLLABORATION Plays Final Broadway Performance

Following three extensions, the Broadway premiere of The Collaboration at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre plays its final performance February 11, 2023, following 20 previews and 56 regular performances.

THE COLLABORATION Extends for a Final Time at Manhattan Theatre Club

A final extension has been announced for the Broadway premiere of The Collaboration at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. See performance dates, how to purchase tickets and more.

Talia Ryder to Lead HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF at New York Theatre Workshop; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced

New York Theatre Workshop has announced the full cast and creative team for How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla. See performance dates, how to purchase tickets, and more!

THE COLLABORATION Extends for a Final Time Through Early February

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced a final extension for the Broadway premiere of The Collaboration at MTC’s Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. See how to purchase tickets!


Jeremy Pope appeared on Good Morning America to speak on starring on Broadway in The Collaboration. Pope discussed recreating Jean-Michel Basquiat's paintings every night onstage. Pope also discussed doing the play on the West End and in a film, his new movie The Inspection, and more. Watch the new interview video now!

THE COLLABORATION to Resume Performances on December 26

The Collaboration, which cancelled its opening night performance due to a case of Covid-19 in the cast, plans resume performances on Monday, December 26.

Photos: On the Red Carpet at Opening Night of THE COLLABORATION Ahead of Cancelled Performance

Last night, shortly before the show was about to begin, the official opening night of The Collaboration was cancelled due to a case of Covid-19 in the cast detected during pre-show testing. However, the red carpet was still held prior to the announcement. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out the photos here!


Erik Jensen has written 2 shows including Aftermath (Playwright), Coal Country (Author).

Erik Jensen has been nominated for the John Gassner Playwriting Award at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on the play "The Exonerated".

Erik Jensen's next show will be The Collaboration which opens on 12/20/2022 on Broadway.

Erik Jensen has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Erik Jensen has not appeared in the West End

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