June 20, 1975 |
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.
Adam Rothenberg (born June 20, 1975) is an American producer and film and television actor. He is perhaps 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.
Rothenberg was born to Gillian and Kenneth Rothenberg in Tenafly, New Jersey on June 20, 1975. He is of Jewish ancestry on his father's side and has two brothers and three sisters. 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. Rothenberg trained as an actor at the Acting Studio 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.
Rothenberg's acting performances have been varied, with a mix of television, film and theatre work. 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.
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. His role was recast in July 2015 after the show received its ABC airdate, and the role was instead given to Jeremy Sisto.
|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|
|2009||Under New Management||Mark Boyd|
|2011||The Dish & the Spoon||Rose's Husband|
|2013||The Immigrant||Officer DeKeiffer|
|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||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||36 episodes|
- "Adam Rothenberg: About This Person". The New York Times. 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.
- Elkin, Michael (June 4, 2009). "Road Trip With 'Tennessee' Written All Over It". The Jewish Exponent. Retrieved May 3, 2014.
- Rozen, Leah (January 28, 2008). "Picks and Pans Review: Adam Rothenberg Is ... Mad About Katie Holmes". People.
- Killian, Michael (May 27, 2004). "'Streetcar' isn't a star turn at Kennedy Center". Chicago Tribune.
- "New York – Studio Alumni". The Acting Studio.
- "Two policemen test the bonds of friendship in A Steady Rain, premiering July 12-23 at the Powerhouse Theatre". Vassar College. June 30, 2006.
- Andreeva, Nellie (March 4, 2015). "Adam Rothenberg To Star In 'L.A. Crime': Holley Fain Also Cast". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 5, 2015.
- Nattrass, JJ (February 10, 2016). "Charlene McKenna and Adam Rothenberg enjoy some quality time together in Dublin". Daily Mail.