Known for movies

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SpouseViola Davis
FactHusband of Viola Davis.

Julius Tennon is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Dr. Harold Bauer on the medical drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” (2005-2010), and for his role as Charles Miner on the political drama series “The West Wing” (2006-2007). Tennon has also appeared in the films “Django Unchained” (2012), “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (2013), and “Lila & Eve” (2015).

Tennon was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 4, 1954. His parents were both African American. Tennon was raised in a single-parent household by his mother, who worked as a domestic worker. Tennon has two older sisters. He attended high school in St. Louis, and then went on to study at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Tennon’s acting career began in the early 1980s with a role on the soap opera “General Hospital.” He has since appeared in a number of television shows and films, including “ER,” “Law & Order,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Without a Trace.” Tennon’s most notable roles have been on the television series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The West Wing.”

Tennon has been married to actress Viola Davis since 2003. The couple has one daughter, Genesis Tennon, who was born in 2014.

General Info

Full NameJulius Tennon
ProfessionActor, Film producer


SpouseViola Davis
ChildrenGenesis Tennon


MoviesCustody, Lila & Eve, Get on Up, Won't Back Down, Faster, The Architect, Friday Night Lights, Small Soldiers, Dazed and Confused, Shadow Force, Ned Blessing: Return to Plum Creek

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1He and his wife, Viola Davis, have adopted a baby girl named Genesis [October 18, 2011].
2Father of a daughter (with Viola Davis) and two sons.
3Husband of Viola Davis.




Custody2016/ICourt Officer Joe
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016General Security Chief
Lila & Eve2015Ben
Get on Up2014Grandpa Byrd (as Julius William Tennon)
Criminal Minds2006-2013TV SeriesCarl Buford
Won't Back Down2012Thomas
Rizzoli & Isles2010TV SeriesWarden
Fame2009Denise's Dad
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story2006TV MovieMr. Emanuel
The Architect2006Arthur Freeman
The Closer2005TV SeriesDet. Waters
Friday Night Lights2004Coach James
The Practice2003TV SeriesDetective
The District2003TV SeriesCommander Wilkerson
Screen Door Jesus2003Fallon Conroy
The Jersey2003TV SeriesFather
ER1995-2001TV SeriesMr. Stegman / Uniform Cop
7th Heaven2001TV SeriesSecurity Guard
Nikki2001TV SeriesOfficer
The Huntress2000TV SeriesFargas
City of Angels2000TV SeriesDr. James Holly
Chicago Hope2000TV SeriesArnie Carlson
Ally McBeal2000TV SeriesOfficer #1
Any Day Now1999TV Series
The Wayans Bros.1999TV SeriesTrainer
Mad About You1999TV SeriesOfficer #1
NewsRadio1998TV SeriesJudge
Melrose Place1998TV SeriesFBI Agent
Small Soldiers1998Toy World Supervisor
Moesha1997TV SeriesPolice Officer
Walker, Texas Ranger1997TV SeriesJackson
Dead Man's Walk1996TV Mini-SeriesSam
Lone Justice 21995Sealy Petit
Without Consent1994TV Movie
NYPD Blue1994TV SeriesWilliam Danton
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III1994TV Mini-SeriesMicah
Ned Blessing: The Story of My Life and Times1993TV SeriesSealy Pettit
Dazed and Confused1993Mr. Payne
Shadow Force1992Ron Fuller
Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life1992TV MovieTug McFall
Hard Promises1991Football Coach
A Seduction in Travis County1991TV MovieBar Buddy #1
Another Pair of Aces: Three of a Kind1991TV MovieRanger Harvey
Riverbend1989Sgt. Tony Marx
Dream Date1989TV MovieCop #2
Trapped1989TV MovieDetective
Lonesome Dove1989TV Mini-SeriesFrog Lip
It Takes Two1988Jake
Murder Rap1987Dee Jay
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains1987TV MovieNub
Red Headed Stranger1986Messenger
Adam: His Song Continues1986TV MovieLegislator
Confessions of a Serial Killer1985Arresting Officer #2


I'm Your Man2017/Iexecutive producer pre-production
The Personal History of Rachel DuPree2017executive producer / producer pre-production
Untitled Harriet Tubman Projectexecutive producer announced
The Brink2015Short executive producer
Lila & Eve2015executive producer / producer


E! Live from the Red Carpet2014-2017TV SeriesHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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