|Occupation Actor, producer|
Role Film actor
Education Tenafly High School
|Years active 1999–present|
Name Adam Rothenberg
Height 1.80 m
|Born June 20, 1975 (age 40) (1975-06-20) Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.|
Parents Kenneth Rothenberg, Gillian Rothenberg
Movies and TV shows Mad Money, The Ex List, Tennessee, The Dish & the Spoon, Dark Ascension
Similar People Jerome Flynn, Edmund Reid, Matthew Macfadyen, Callie Khouri, Alison Bagnall
Matthew Lewis & Adam Rothenberg Exclusive Interview - Ripper Street Season 4
Adam Rothenberg (born June 20, 1975) is an American 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–present). In film, he has starred in Mad Money (2008) as Bob Truman, Tennessee (2008) as Carter, and The Immigrant (2013) as Officer DeKeiffer.
Adam 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 Magazine that, before turning to acting, he was a garbage man, a fact-checker for Mademoiselle Magazine, 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 shows. 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, Massachusetts, USA, 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 Moises Kaufman. In 2011, he starred as 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 half-hour comedy Misconceptions, which also did not air. In 2008, he appeared in a recurring role in the television 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.