Glen Jensen

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Glen Jensen
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Glen Jensen performing in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Born Glen Jensen
(1953-03-24) March 24, 1953 (age 64)
Virginia, Minnesota,
United States
Occupation Actor, stand-up comedian, spokesperson
Years active 1995–present

Glen Jensen (born March 24, 1953) is an American actor and stand-up comedian.

Glen started out performing at various comedy clubs in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York City. In 2001, Jensen became a finalist in the Boston Comedy and Film Festival, and in 2003 he went on to win the Philly's Funniest Comedy Competition.[1] This led to an appearance on the TV show "Comedy Show 'N Tell" shot in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as "Comedy at Club 54" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Glen began appearing as an opening act for the Doobie Brothers, Spyro Gyra and Al Jarreau. A regular performer in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, New Jersey, his work on the comedy stage can be seen at The Improv, The Funny Bone and Catch a Rising Star.

After achieving a strong measure of success with stand-up comedy, Glen decided to throw his hat in the ring as an actor. He played the role of Kowalski in the psychological thriller Fingerprints,[2] sharing the screen with Lou Diamond Phillips, Leah Pipes, Geoffrey Lewis, Sally Kirkland, and Kristin Cavallari. Fingerprints went on to win the Best Feature Film award in the New York City Horror Film Festival. He is known for his role as General Jernigan in Denizen,[3] directed by the newly anointed "Female Roger Corman", J.A. Steel.[4] He received the "Best Actor in a Feature Film" Honorable Mention at the world premier of Denizen at the Bare Bones Film Festival.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Director
2010 Denizen General Jernigen J.A. Steel
2009 The Mercy Man Russian Gangster Rider McDowell
2009 Bamboo Sharks Mobster Dennis Ward
2008 Placebo John Keith Feighan
2007 Salvation Sheriff Dade J.A. Steel
2006 Fingerprints Kowalski Harry Basil
2006 The Forensic Files Lead Detective Paul Dowling

Comedy recordings[edit]

  • "Homespun Tales with an Urban Edge" (CD) (August 22, 2003)
  • "The New Rascal's Comedy Hour" (March 18, 2006)

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