Adam Rothenberg

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Adam Rothenberg
Born (1975-06-20) June 20, 1975 (age 45)
OccupationActor, producer
Years active1999–present

Adam Rothenberg (born June 20, 1975) is an American actor, best known for his role as Capt. Homer Jackson in the BBC One drama mystery series Ripper Street (2012–16). In film, he has starred in Mad Money (2008) as Bob Truman, Tennessee (2008) as Carter, and The Immigrant (2013) as Officer DeKeiffer.

Early life[edit]

Rothenberg was born to Gillian and Kenneth Rothenberg in Tenafly, New Jersey on June 20, 1975.[1] He is of Jewish ancestry on his father's side and has two brothers and three sisters.[2] In 2008, he revealed to People that, before turning to acting, he was a garbage man, a fact-checker for Mademoiselle, and a security guard.[3] Rothenberg trained as an actor at The Acting Studio - New york under James Price in New York City; while there, he performed numerous roles with Chelsea Repertory Company & LAB. From 1996 to 1997, he served in the United States Army, based in Germany.[3][4]


Rothenberg has performed on television, in film and in theatre. In New York, Rothenberg has starred in many Off-Broadway productions. These include the lead in Second Stage Theatre's revival of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (2004), as well as his critically acclaimed role in The Women's Project's Birdy (2003). In 2006, Rothenberg played the Scottish storyteller Chimney Bosch in the MCC Theater's The Wooden Breeks, directed by Trip Cullman. Outside of New York, Rothenberg starred opposite Patricia Clarkson as Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Center's Tennessee Williams Festival (2004).

At the Williamstown Theatre Festival, he starred as Doug in Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros's Mother of Invention (2003), directed by Nicholas Martin, and as Lord Darlington in Lady Windermere's Fan (2005), directed by Moisés Kaufman. In 2011, he starred as Nils Krogstad in A Doll's House. Rothenberg then starred in the Mark Taper Forum's 2011 production of Burn This. Other theatre performances include Finder's Fee at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, A Steady Rain, The Center of Gravity, Mad Forest, I'm Really Here and Almost Like Being.[5][6]

In his television work, Rothenberg filmed one of the lead roles, Evan Wexler, in Fox's unaired television pilot Damages, and was also one of the leads, Eddie Caprio, in the comedy series Misconceptions, which also did not air. In 2008, he appeared as David "Augie" Augustine in the comedy-drama series The Ex List. Since 2012, he has had a starring role in the BBC One drama mystery television series Ripper Street, portraying Capt. Homer Jackson. In 2015, he was cast in the pilot of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City as Detective Jack Roth, an officer searching for a serial killer on the Sunset Strip.[7] His role was recast in July 2015 after the show received its ABC airdate, and the role was instead given to Jeremy Sisto.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Modern Young Man Unknown Short film
2001 Cruise Control Flapjax Patron Short film
2003 Coyote Beach The Man Short film; also producer
2008 Mad Money Bob Truman
2008 Tennessee Carter
2009 Under New Management Mark Boyd
2011 The Dish & the Spoon Rose's Husband
2013 The Immigrant Officer DeKeiffer
2017 Dark Ascension Keith


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Hack Greg Episode: "To Have and Have Not"
2004 The Jury Chris Benini Episode: "Three Boys and a Gun"
2006 Misconceptions Eddie Caprio Unaired; 7 episodes
2006 Conviction Unknown 2 episodes
2006 Damages Evan Wexler Unaired pilot episode
2008 Law & Order Marty Vance Episode: "Submission"
2008 The Ex-List David Augustine 13 episodes
2010 House Taylor Episode: "Private Lives"
2010 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Henry Di Piano Episode: "The Mobster Will See You Now"
2011 Person of Interest Andrew Benton Episode: "Cura Te Ipsum"
2012 Alcatraz Johnny McKee Episode: "Johnny McKee"
2012 Elementary Liam Danow Episode: "You Do It to Yourself"
2014 The Divide Danny 7 episodes
2012–16 Ripper Street Capt. Homer Jackson/Matthew Judge 36 episodes
2018 Dietland Dominic O'Shea 10 episodes
2018 Castle Rock Reverend Matthew Deaver 5 episodes
2020 The Serpent Gilbert Redland 3 episodes
2021 Ozark[8] Mel Sattam Series regular, Season 4


  1. ^ Nathan Southern (2015). "Adam Rothenberg: About This Person". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013. "A specialist at playing sweet-natured husbands and boyfriends, model-cum-actor Adam Rothenberg was born in Tenafly, NJ, and formally trained in New York theatre, enjoying roles in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions including A Streetcar Named Desire, Birdy, and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea.
  2. ^ Elkin, Michael (June 4, 2009). "Road Trip With 'Tennessee' Written All Over It". The Jewish Exponent. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
  3. ^ a b Rozen, Leah (January 28, 2008). "Picks and Pans Review: Adam Rothenberg Is ... Mad About Katie Holmes". People.
  4. ^ Killian, Michael (May 27, 2004). "'Streetcar' isn't a star turn at Kennedy Center". Chicago Tribune.
  5. ^ "New York – Studio Alumni". The Acting Studio.
  6. ^ "Two policemen test the bonds of friendship in A Steady Rain, premiering July 12–23 at the Powerhouse Theatre". Vassar College. June 30, 2006.
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 4, 2015). "Adam Rothenberg To Star In 'L.A. Crime': Holley Fain Also Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (November 13, 2020). "'Ozark' Rounds Out Cast For Season 4 Of Netflix Series; Felix Solis & Damian Young Upped To Series Regulars". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2021.

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