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Jesse Christopher Luken (born 1983) is an American actor, producer, and writer. He is known for playing Jimmy Tolan in the FX drama series Justified and Eric in the CW science fiction romance series Star-Crossed.

Jesse Luken
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Luken at WonderCon 2014
Jesse Christopher Luken

1983 (age 35–36)
Years active2008–present



Luken began his career in 2008 with the short film Starlet. He has also had guest appearances in television series such as Privileged, Three Rivers, Greek, and Law & Order: LA, as well as a recurring role in the comedy web series Spymates. In 2012, he got his break when he was cast in a recurring role in the Fox series Glee. Later that year, Luken was cast in the ABC drama Last Resort. His first major film role was in the award-winning film 42 portraying baseball player Eddie Stanky. He played a recurring character in Justified from Seasons 3-5.

Personal lifeEdit

Luken is a General William J. Palmer High School graduate and played baseball and football with Carl Wiedemann in his younger days. He studied at Colorado State University.[1]

Legal issuesEdit

On December 6, 2018, Luken was arrested and charged with DUI after a single-car crash in Glendale, California.[2][3] He posted bail and was released the same day.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Starlet Derek Short film
2012 All-Beef Patty Pat Kelly Short film; also writer
2013 42 Eddie Stanky
2013 Great American Dream Ballplayer
2014 The Guest Drew
2014 Lost in Gray Taylor Short film
2014 Born to Race: Fast Track Luke
2015 Day One Sergeant McCloud Short film
2016 Citrus Springs Brandon
2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Drover Segment: "Near Algodones"
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Privileged Beer gut guy Episode: "All About the Power Position"
2009 Three Rivers Tommy Episode: "The Kindness of Strangers"
2010 Greek Shirtless guy Episode: "The Big Easy Does It"
2010 Law & Order: LA Carlton Campbell Episode: "Harbor City"
2011 NCIS Corpsman Episode: "Engaged (Part II)"
2012–14 Justified Jimmy Tolan 23 episodes
2012 Glee Bobby "Boom Boom" Surette 4 episodes
2012–13 Last Resort Wallace 4 episodes
2013 The Mentalist Pete Coen Episode: "Red, White and Blue"
2014 Star-Crossed Eric 9 episodes
2014 Castle Carter Wexland Episode: "Law & Boarder"
2014 Rush Troy Huntsman Episode: "Don't Ask Me Why"
2015 Sirens Nick 3 episodes
2015 The Night Shift Kyle Episode: "Shock to the Heart"
2015 Minority Report Michael Wynn Episode: "The Present"
2015 Criminal Minds William Duke Mason Episode: "Outlaw"
2016 The Magicians Mike 2 episodes
2016 Mom Travis Episode: "Beast Mode and Old People Kissing"
2016 Major Crimes Nathan Jansen Episode: "N.S.F.W"
2017 Timeless Lindbergh Episode: "The Lost Generation"
2017 Underground Smoke 5 episodes
2017 S.W.A.T. Ross Martin Episode: "Pamilya"
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Luke 11:17 Waiter Episode: "We Are What We Think About All Day Long"
2010–11 Spymates Ned Meade 4 episodes


  1. ^ Friends of the UCA Theatre. "Making it in L.A.: Jesse Luken '06". UCA. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  2. ^ Zauzmer, Emily (December 26, 2018). "Glee Actor Jesse Luken Arrested, Charged with DUI After Car Crash: Report". People. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "'Glee' Actor Jesse Luken Busted for DUI After Car Crash". TMZ. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  4. ^ Torres, Ella. "'Glee' actor Jesse Luken charged with DUI - NY Daily News". Retrieved 2018-12-27.

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