Thomas Lennon is a writer, comedian and member of the influential sketch comedy group “The State,” which he co-founded while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
After his work in “The State,” which had its own series on MTV for three seasons, Lennon co-created “Reno 911!,” in which he played Lieutenant Jim Dangle, and “Viva Variety.” In addition to writing for both of these shows, he wrote for the series “Strangers with Candy” and is currently an executive producer on Comedy Central’s late night show “@midnight.”
Lennon’s feature film credits include “We’re The Millers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Le Divorce,” “Heights,” “Conversations with Other Women,” “Memento,” “17 Again,” “I Love You, Man,” “Cedar Rapids” and “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D.” He starred alongside Cameron Diaz in “Bad Teacher” and “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and was seen opposite Chris Evans and Anna Faris in “What’s Your Number.” In 2013, Lennon made his co-directorial debut with the independent film “Hell Baby.” Currently, he is in production on the action/animation film “Monster Trucks,” which releases next year.
In addition to feature films, Lennon and his writing partner Robert Ben Garant co-authored “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit,” a book about their screenwriting experiences in Hollywood.
Originally from Oak Park, Ill., Lennon currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver. His birthday is August 9.
Follow him on Twitter at @thomaslennon.