Jensen, Erik 1970-
Jensen, Erik 1970-
Born 1970; married Jessica Blank (a playwright and actress).
Actor and producer. Has appeared in numerous television programs and films, includingDead and Alive: The Race for Gus Farace, 1991,What She Doesn't Know, 1992, The Dark Half, 1993,Striking Distance, 1993, A Horse for Danny, 1995,Central Park West (series), 1995, Inflammable, 1995,Swift Justice (pilot), 1996, Ripe, 1996, Twisted, 1996,Arresting Gena, 1997, Colin Fitz, 1997, Julian Po,1997, Anima, 1998, Montana, 1998, Law & Order(series), National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), 1994, 1998, The Last Don, II (miniseries), 1998,Above Freezing, 1998, The Love Letter, 1999, Cherry,1999, Brooklyn Sonnet, 2000, Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, 2000, Deadline (series), 2000-01, Black Knight, 2001, Third Watch (series), NBC, 2002, The Year That Trembled, 2002, Heartbreak Hospital, 2002,Undermind, 2003, Strong Medicine (series), 2004,Alias (series), American Broadcasting Company (ABC), 2004, Messengers, 2004, 5up 2down, 2005,The Naked Brothers Band, 2005, Rescue Me (series), 2005, The House Is Burning, 2006, Love Monkey,2006, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (series), Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), 2004-06. He served as actor, producer, and writer for the film version of The Exonerated, 2005.
Lucille Lortel Award, 2003, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, and a Drama Desk Award, all for The Exonerated.
(With wife, Jessica Blank) The Exonerated (play), Faber & Faber (New York, NY), 2004.
(With Jessica Blank) Living Justice: Love, Freedom, and the Making of "The Exonerated," Atria Books (New York, NY), 2005.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
A rock and roll screenplay, with Jessica Blank and Bruce Kronenberg; writing and producing a film for CourtTV.
For Sidelights, see entry on Jessica Blank.
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Jensen, Erik, and Jessica Blank, Living Justice: Love, Freedom, and the Making of "The Exonerated,"Atria Books (New York, NY), 2005.
Booklist, February 15, 2005, Vernon Ford, review ofLiving Justice, p. 1050.
Hollywood Reporter, April 23, 2002, Ed Kaufman, review of The Exonerated, p. 22; October 15, 2002, Frank Schenk, review of The Exonerated,p. 22.
Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2005, review of Living Justice, p. 93.
Lancet, March 18, 2006, Udani Samarasekera, "Surviving Death Row," p. 894.
Legal Times, May 2, 2005, Steve Weinberg, "The Play's the Thing," review of Living Justice.
Library Journal, April 1, 2005, Laura A. Ewald, review of Living Justice, p. 96.
Minnesota Lawyer, April 12, 2004, Barbara L. Jones, "Showing the Human Side of Death Penalty Cases."
Publishers Weekly, February 14, 2005, review of Living Justice, p. 67.
Variety, April 24, 2002, Julio Martinez, review of The Exonerated, p. 12; October 14, 2002, Charles Isherwood, review of The Exonerated, p. 6; October 21, 2002, Charles Isherwood, review of The Exonerated, p. 43.
Gothamist Web site,http://www.gothamist.com/ (April 11, 2005), "Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, Playwrights, The Exonerated, authors, Living Justice."
Internet Movie Database,http://imdb.com/ (July 16, 2006), list of Jensen's credits.
PEN/Faulkner Web site,http://penfaulkner.org/ (July 16, 2006), Philip Fisher, "Jessica Blank and Eric Jensen—Theatre That Can Save Lives."