Thomas Lennon is a writer and comedian from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he co-founded 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 hit shows: "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 and was syndicated around the world. He can be seen as Sean Hayes’ erratic boss in NBC’s new comedy, "Sean Saves the World."
As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films, including "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 was seen opposite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher and opposite Chris Evans and Anna Faris in What’s Your Number and 2012’s What to Expect When You’re Expecting based on the famous book by Heidi Murkoff.
As a writer, he has written for the television series "The State," "Reno 911!", "Viva Variety," and "Strangers with Candy," and he is the author of four of IFC’s "50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time."
In addition to feature films, Lennon and Garant co-authored, “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit”. A book about their screenwriting experiences in the land of Hollywood and its “unique landscape.”
Lennon and Garant recently wrote and directed "Hell Baby," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. "Hell Baby" marks Garant and Lennon’s co-directorial debut.
Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, the actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver.