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Overview (3)

Born in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth NameThomas Patrick Lennon
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Thomas Lennon is a writer and actor from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he was a member of the influential sketch comedy group The State. The State's hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series. After his work on The State, he and his writing partner, Robert Ben Garant, created two more popular series: Viva Variety, which ran for three seasons and was also an Ace nominee for best comedy series, and Reno 911!, on which he also played Lieutenant Jim Dangle. Reno 911! ran for six seasons on Comedy Central. As an actor, Lennon has appeared in the films Transformers: Age of Extinction, The Dark Knight Rises, Le Divorce, Heights, Conversations with Other Women, Memento, 17 Again, I Love You, Man, Cedar Rapids, Knight of Cups, Bad Teacher, Harold and Kumar 3D and What to Expect When You're Expecting. On television he has been seen in How I Met Your Mother, Sean Saves the World, The Odd Couple, Drunk History, The Santa Clarita Diet and Lethal Weapon. In 2018, Lennon will appear in the feature films: A Futile and Stupid Gesture, Puppet Master, Half Magic, Dog Days and Clint Eastwood's The 15:57 to Paris. As a television writer, his credits include: The State, Reno 911!, Viva Variety and Strangers with Candy. On IFC's 2008 list of The 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time, Lennon is the author of four: Monkey Torture, Porcupine Racetrack, Mind Match and $240 Worth of Pudding. Lennon and Garant have written numerous feature films together, including Night at the Museum, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, Reno 911!: Miami, The Pacifier, Balls of Fury and Hell Baby. In addition to writing films, Lennon and Garant co-authored, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit, a book about the studio system that Anna Kendrick called "The Best Book about Hollywood... Hilarious and insanely accurate." New York Times, By the Book December 1, 2016 Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Thomas Lennon

Spouse (1)

Jenny Robertson (27 April 2002 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Attended Oak Park River Forest High School, Oak Park, Illinois, and was a classmate of Michael Gerber, author of the "Barry Trotter" series.
He is a fan of Jackie Chan. He co-wrote The Pacifier (2005) with Chan in mind, but it had to be re-worked when it became a Vin Diesel vehicle instead.
Lives with his wife Jenny Robertson in Los Angeles [2002].
He loves Bob Dylan. In the episode of The State (1993) in which we meet the father of Doug (the recurrent character who says "I'm outta heeeere"), it turns out that discontented Doug's dad is totally cool. When Doug mistakenly says that Bob Dylan died of drugs, Lennon's character replies that Dylan is alive and well, "I produced his last five albums." Lennon-as-Dad quietly offers to "sell my Hog and quit the Hell's Angels" if that would make Doug happy. Later, he distributes beers to the teenagers.
Originally met Kerri Kenney, fellow member of The State (1993) and Reno 911! (2003), at age 16 in theater camp.
Has said that Brazil (1985) is his favorite film of all time.
Writing partner of Robert Ben Garant and Kerri Kenney.
His paternal grandparents, Michael Lennon (from Roscommon) and Mary T. Crowe (from County Mayo), were Irish. His mother has Irish, English, and German ancestry, with some Colonial American roots going back to the 1600s.
Father of Oliver Patrick Lennon (b. 2009).
Brother-in-law of Craig Wedren.
Brother of Meggan Lennon.

Personal Quotes (4)

I feel like I'm the most well-adjusted character on the show (Reno 911! (2003)), even though I'm sure the other actors would tell you the same thing about their characters. But I think mine is. I feel like I've dealt with my demons, and it's all out there.
Kerri and I met at theater camp when were 16 years old, which is pretty lame. The rest of us met when we founded the State at New York University in 1988. Most of our adult lives have been spent bickering with these people.
My muse is a tiny, fairy-like creature from Gnardgnanesh: a country that only exists if you wish it to. He's about 4 inches tall, greenish, and resembles a little twig.
"Yes, I am complimented on my work in The Kids in the Hall (1988) once or twice a week. It's a nice feeling" -talking about being confused as a member of "Kids in the Hall", to which he is not at all related.

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