Thomas Lennon

Highest Rated: 100% Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)
Lowest Rated: 0% Pottersville (2017)
Birthday: Aug 9, 1970
Birthplace: Not Available
One of the few members of the New York-based MTV comedy troupe "The State" to hail from the Midwest, Chicagoan comedian Thomas Lennon is also an accomplished screenwriter.Born in Oak Park, IL, on August 9, 1970, Lennon attended New York University as an undergraduate in the late '80s, at a point when Todd Holoubek -- a member of the campus sketch comedy team "Sterile Yak" -- abandoned that earlier group in favor of forming an alternative improvisational ensemble, christened "The New Group." Comprised largely of freshmen, the team blended film, video, and live performance in its live audience shows. Lennon joined the ensemble, as did fellow coeds Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Ben Garant, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter, and David Wain. Following a series of original shows (which began with "I'm Rubber, You're Glue"), The New Group landed its first gig as the opening act for Dennis Miller during one of the comedian's appearances at NYU, circa 1990. He paid them 1,000 dollars total. In the early '90s, Lennon made several short films, including The Waiters, which ran on the Bravo network; meanwhile, after MTV formally rejected the ensemble's pitch for a weekly series, Wain worked with the others to shoot demos for the MTV series You Wrote It, You Watch It, which catalyzed the network's interest. At that point, The New Group changed its name to "The State: Full Frontal Comedy." They landed an official series on MTV in 1993, boosted by an appearance on The Jon Stewart Show, in which they completely demolished the comedian's set. Over the course of the first two years, ratings skyrocketed, carrying the series through several seasons. It wrapped in 1997.During the series' run, Lennon wrote much of the material, including the popular "Monkey Torture" sketch. After the show ended, he joined cast members Kerri Kenney and Michael Ian Black to create the Comedy Central variety show spoof Viva Variety, based on an old sketch from The State. Lennon transitioned to features by voicing the documentarian character in the hit comedy Drop Dead Gorgeous, the feature-film debut of State director Michael Patrick Jann. Lennon also appeared in the feature films Memento, Out Cold, and Boat Trip, as well as TV commercials for various candy items and video-game platforms. Returning to the television series format, Lennon sustained a recurring role in the short-lived ABC medical drama MDs. He then reunited with Kenney and other State members to create the reality cop show spoof Reno 911!, starring himself as pretty-boy Lieutenant Jim Dangle. Directed by Jann, the show became a hit on Comedy Central in 2003.Lennon maintained a busy schedule in 2004, with supporting roles in the A-list romantic comedies A Guy Thing, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Le Divorce. That same year, he also did screenwriting work (alongside many others) on Todd Phillips's Starsky & Hutch (2004), and the terribly received action comedy Taxi, starring Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. While Reno 911! continued through 2005, Lennon contributed to the scripts of such mainstream releases as Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), The Pacifier (2005), Night at the Museum (2006), and Let's Go to Prison!2007 saw the young comedian and scenarist involved in his most ambitious project to date. He posed a triple threat as cast member, executive producer, and screenwriter of that year's Balls of Fury, directed by fellow "Stater" Ben Garant, one of the major forces behind Reno 911! He was cast in Hancock and the comedy I Love You, Man. In 2009 he co-wrote Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. He had a small but crucial role in 2011's Cedar Rapids, and appeared in the comedies Bad Teacher and What's Your Number?Lennon lives with his wife, Jenny Robertson, in Los Angeles.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
66% Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Edgar 2018
61% Dog Days Greg 2018
55% Half Magic Actor 2018
24% The 15:17 to Paris Actor $35.1M 2018
No Score Yet The Naked Gun Screenwriter 2018
0% Pottersville Brock Masterson 2017
32% Monster Trucks Jim Dowd $33.3M 2017
100% Batman vs. Two-Face Chief O'Hara 2017
66% A Futile and Stupid Gesture Michael O'Donoghue 2017
46% Knight of Cups Tom $0.4M 2016
86% Cedar Rapids Roger Lemke $6.9M 2011
44% Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian Screenwriter $177.2M 2009
83% I Love You, Man Doug $71.4M 2009
22% Balls of Fury Screenwriter Producer Karl Wolfschtagg $32.9M 2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami Lt. Jim Dangle Screenwriter Executive Producer $20.3M 2007
63% Starsky & Hutch Screenwriter $87.2M 2004
24% A Guy Thing Pete $15.5M 2003
8% Out Cold Eric $13.9M 2001
No Score Yet Murder on a Bridle Path Screenwriter 1936

TV

CREDIT
100% At Home With Amy Sedaris
2017
Guest
  • 2019
No Score Yet Teachers
2016
Guest
  • 2019
89% Lethal Weapon
2016
Leo Getz
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Match Game
2016
Panelist
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Odd Couple
2015-2017
Felix Unger
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Host Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
Appearing Executive Producer Panelist Performer
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
90% Bob's Burgers
2011
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2016
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Milo Murphy's Law
2016
Voice
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
75% Another Period
2015
Marquis de Sainsbury
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Host
  • 2015
No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night
2013
Appearing
  • 2014
22% Sean Saves the World
2013-2014
Max
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
Guest
  • 2013
61% Franklin & Bash
2011-2014
  • 2013
84% Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23
2012-2013
Trey
  • 2012
83% How I Met Your Mother
2005-2014
Klaus
  • 2012
94% New Girl
2011-2018
Neil
  • 2012
53% Memphis Beat
2010-2011
  • 2011
93% Archer
2009-2018
Voice
  • 2010
93% Party Down
2009-2010
Nick DiCinto
  • 2010
  • 2009
87% Reno 911!
2003-2009
Executive Producer Director Lt. Jim Dangle
  • 2008
  • 2004
  • 2003
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Producer Director
  • 1996
  • 1994
  • 1989
83% The State
1994-1995
  • 1995
  • 1994
No Score Yet The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail
2014-2016
Performer

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