Tom Lenk

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Tom Lenk
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Lenk speaking at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Born Thomas Loren Lenk
(1976-06-16) June 16, 1976 (age 38)
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Thomas Loren "Tom" Lenk (born June 16, 1976) is an American stage and television actor best known for starring as Andrew Wells in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel.

Early life[edit]

Lenk was born in Camarillo, California, the son of Pam Sherman, a teacher, and Fred Lenk, a tuba player, high school music teacher, and school district computer network administrator.[1] He attended Adolfo Camarillo High School. He graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts.

Career[edit]

Lenk has appeared in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (27 episodes), Angel,[2] NBC's Joey, House, Six Feet Under, Eli Stone and How I Met Your Mother. He has also had small parts in the films Date Movie, The Number 23, and Transformers. Lenk appeared in the Web series Border Patrol,[3] which premiered in June 2008 on Atom.com. In 2009 Lenk appeared as a guest star on Nip/Tuck.

Besides acting, Lenk is a singer and playwright. He has toured with the European cast of Grease and has written three plays. Lenk took over the role of Franz in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages as of September 14, 2009, having originated the role in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles productions in 2006. Lenk frequently posts video blogs of himself on YouTube summing up his latest experiences on Broadway, which are usually called "Tom's Broadway Blogs".

He appeared in commercials for Pepsi Max and, in late 2012, in television ads for QuickBooks. Lenk also appeared in an episode of Psych that poked fun at Buffy the Vampire Slayer (original Buffy actress Kristy Swanson appears in the episode).

Lenk performed in the June 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother! (Live Storytelling), a monthly showcase in which authors, screenwriters, actors and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.[4] In 2013, Lenk joined the upcoming Lifetime series Witches of East End as Hudson Rafferty.[5]

Tom Lenk was a member of Tangent, an improv group, with slam poet Steve Connell.

Tom won a SAG award for his work in the film "Argo."

Personal life[edit]

Lenk is openly gay.[6][7]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1997 Boogie Nights Uncle Floyd's Boy #2
1999 Boy Next Door Chris
2000 And Then Came Summer Drunk boy at party
2004 Window Theory Sean
Straight-Jacket Teddy
Bandwagon Tom Lenk
2005 Loretta Billy Short film
2006 Date Movie Frodo
The Thirst Kronos
2007 The Number 23 Bookstore Clerk
Equal Opportunity Thomas the Tank Engine
Transformers Analyst
Boogeyman 2 Perry Direct-to-Video Release
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend David Young
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Ronald
Much Ado About Nothing Verges
Television
Year Show Role Notes
2000 Judging Amy Alan Higgins Episode: "The God Thing"
2000–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cyrus (Minion of Harmony), Andrew Wells Recurring, 27 episodes
2001 Popular Chicken Delivery Guy Episode: "The Brain Game"
Ruling Class Unsold TV-Pilot
2004 Mystery Girl Unsold UPN TV-Pilot
Angel Andrew Wells Episodes: "Damage", "The Girl in Question"
Six Feet Under Young Poet Episode: "In Case of Rapture"
Joey Thomas Episode "Joey and the Big Audition"
2005 House, M.D. Allen Episode: "Spin"
2006 How I Met Your Mother Scott Episode: "Swarley"
2007 Nurses MRI Technician FOX TV-Pilot
2008 G.I.L.F. Tevor Web series
Eli Stone WPK Assistant Episode: "Heal the Pain"
Samantha Who? Coffee shop clerk Episode: "The Girlfriend"
"The Boss"
Do Not Disturb Victor Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Trust Me Anti Corporate Idealist Episode: "Odd Man Out"
Nip/Tuck Corey Episode: "Enigma"
2011 The Guild Himself Episode: "Social Traumas"
Greek Tour Guide Smith Episode: "Legacy"
Psych Lucien Episode: "This Episode Sucks"
2013 Witches of East End Hudson Rafferty Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Lenk Biography (1976–)". Filmreference.com. 1976-06-16. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Prior to appearing as Andrew Wells, Lenk had a role as the vampire Cyrus in the season 5 episode "Real Me",
  3. ^ Greenbaum, Josh and Ben McMillan (2010). "Border Patrol". Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  4. ^ www.experiencela.com July 2012
  5. ^ "'Buffy's' Tom Lenk Joins Lifetime's 'Witches of East End' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Coming Out But Canceled". The Advocate (1019). November 18, 2008. Retrieved 23 February 2009. [dead link]
  7. ^ Jensen, Michael (2008-10-28). "Tom Lenk, aka Andrew from"Buffy", is officially out!". Retrieved 23 October 2013. 

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