Lenk, Tom 1976–

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Lenk, Tom 1976–

(Tom Lenck, Thomas Lenk)

PERSONAL

Full name, Thomas Loren Lenk; born June 16, 1976, in Westlake Village, CA; son of Fred (a tuba player and high school music teacher [some sources cite a computer programmer]) and Pam (a teacher) Lenk. Education: Attended Moorpark College; University of California, Los Angeles, B.A. Avocational Interests: Art, bowling, kickboxing.

Addresses: Agent—Michael Greenwald, Don Buchwald and Associates, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90048; (commercials) Cunningham/Escott/Dipene, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025. Manager—Michael Valeo, McKeon-Valeo-Myones Management, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 102, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career: Actor and writer. Comedy performer at clubs in Los Angeles; appeared in commercials. Also appeared at conventions.

Awards, Honors: Winner of Carol Burnett Music Theatre Competition, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997; Golden Fang Award, best wannabe villain, 2002, named to Emmy wish list, best supporting actor in a drama, TV Guide, 2003, Golden Tater, breakout star, Couch Potato awards, E! Entertainment Television, and named one of the top scene stealers, San Francisco Examiner, all for Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

CREDITS

Television Appearances; Series:

Andrew Wells, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), UPN, 2001–2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Thomas Lenk) Alan Higgins, "The God Thing," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Cyrus, "Real Me," Buffy the Vampire Slayer (also known as BtVS, Buffy, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Series), The WB, 2000.

Young man, "The Brain Game," Popular, The WB, 2001.

Andrew Wells, "Damage," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2004.

Andrew Wells, "The Girl in Question," Angel (also known as Angel: The Series), The WB, 2004.

Thomas Wheeler, "Joey and the Big Audition," Joey, NBC, 2004.

Young poet, "In Case of Rapture," Six Feet Under, HBO, 2004.

Allen, "Spin," House (also known as House, M.D.), Fox, 2005.

Appeared in Cousin Skeeter, Nickelodeon; some sources cite an appearance in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Some sources cite appearances in the pilots Mystery Girl, UPN; and in The Ruling Class.

Film Appearances:

(As Thomas Lenk) Uncle Floyd's second kid, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

(As Tom Lenck) Chris, Boy Next Door (short film), 1999.

Drunk boy at party, And Then Came Summer, 10% Productions, 2000.

Sean, Window Theory, Wingman Productions/American World Pictures, 2004.

Teddy, Straight-Jacket, Regent Releasing/here! Films, 2004.

Himself, Bandwagon, 2004.

Billy, Loretta (short film), Wallace House Productions, 2005.

Frodo Baggins, Date Movie (also known as Untitled Aaron Seltzer/Jason Friedberg Project), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2006.

Kronos, The Thirst, CFQ Films/Mindfire Entertainment, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Save Me from My Sister, Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2001.

There's Someone Living in the House That Jack Built, 2nd Stage Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2003.

Charity Takes Nationals by Storm, c. 2003.

Various characters, Strangely Attractive (sketch comedy show), Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2005.

Will You Be My Special Friend?, Acme Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2005.

Duncan Trask, The Book of Liz, Blank Theatre Company, 2nd Stage Theatre, 2005–2006.

Franz Klinemann, Rock of Ages (musical), Vanguard Hollywood, Hollywood, CA, 2006.

Appeared as Hugo, Bye, Bye Birdie (musical), in Hello, Dolly (musical), and in Peter Pan, all Cabrillo Music Theatre, Thousand Oaks, CA; appeared as a balladeer, Assassins (musical); as Jack, Into the Woods (musical); as Peter, Jesus Christ Superstar (rock opera); as George, Our Town; as the title role, Scooby Doo; in Steps in Time, Shreek! (also known as Disney's "Steps in Time" and Disney's "Steps in Time, Shreek!"); and in the solo show The Tom Lenk Show. Appeared in community theatre productions.

Major Tours:

Toured as Doody in the musical Grease, European cities.

Stage Work:

Production stage manager, The Grave White Way (musical revue), Hudson Backstage Theatre, Hollywood, CA, 2001.

Some sources cite Lenk as the director of Annie (musical), Camarillo Youth Center, c. 1993.

RECORDINGS

Videos:

Himself, "Buffy": Season 7 Overview, Fox Box, 2004.

Music Videos:

The Offspring, "The Kids Aren't Alright," 1999.

3rd Faze, "Shy," 2001.

WRITINGS

Writings for the Stage:

Save Me from My Sister, Hudson Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2001.

Charity Takes Nationals by Storm, c. 2003.

(With others) Strangely Attractive (sketch comedy show), Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2005.

Will You Be My Special Friend?, Acme Comedy Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 2005.

Author of It's Too Chilly for a Salad and The Orphan Project; and of the solo show The Tom Lenk Show.

OTHER SOURCES

Periodicals:

Buffy (Great Britain), July, 2002.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, June, 2002, p. 48; June, 2003, pp. 38-42; April, 2004, pp. 12-13.

TV Zone Special, July, 2003, pp. 78-83.

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