Tommy Blacha

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Tommy Blacha
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Robert Smigel, Doug Dale, Dino Stamatopoulos, and Tommy Blacha at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Thomas Blacha
(1962-08-25) August 25, 1962 (age 52)
Detroit, Michigan
Pen name Tom Blacha
Occupation Writer
Producer
Voice Actor
Nationality American
Genre Comedy
Satire
Notable works Late Night with Conan O'Brien
TV Funhouse
Da Ali G Show
Metalocalypse
Mongo Wrestling Alliance

Thomas "Tommy" Blacha (born August 25, 1962) is an American comedy writer, working for shows such as Metalocalypse, Da Ali G Show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Career[edit]

Blacha started as a local Chicago Comedy writer, where he met Andy Richter. Richter eventually landed Blacha a job with the Conan O'Brien show in 1993. Tommy worked on the Conan O'Brien show until 1999 writing bit pieces and developing such characters as "Gaseous Wiener" and "PimpBot5000".[1]

After leaving the Conan O'Brien show, Blacha went on to work for WWE in 1999 as a Creative Director.[2] At WWE he helped come up with new plotlines and stories for the company. This role put him in bit parts for the fights themselves, where while playing a medic he once ended up getting slammed into a table by the wrestler Kane.[3] Tommy also participated in what was voted Monday Night Raw's worst moment, which was the delivery of Mae Young's hand baby.

During this time, Tommy was also doing work with TV Funhouse, an animation short for Saturday Night Live. He was part of the writing team as well playing the voice part of Hank and Whiskers. Some sources also list Tommy Blacha as a Producer for TV FunHouse.[4] While there he wrote and produced the infamous "Black Sabbath" cartoon and the Oprah-bashing "Stedman: Secret Agent" cartoon with Andy Breckman.

Tommy lived in Las Vegas for a short while in 2002 and 2003 where he was promoting mixed martial arts and pro wrestling events. He was also attempting to do this in Japan and Russia.

By 2004 Tommy Blacha moved onto new projects, becoming a writer on Andy Richter Controls the Universe, Da Ali G Show and head writer for Late World with Zach and The Orlando Jones Show. During this time, he met Brendon Small and began developing the concept for Metalocalypse which was picked up by Adult Swim in 2005 and was first aired in August 2006. In the show he voices the characters of Toki Wartooth, William Murderface, Dr. Rockso and many others. He wrote every episode of first and second seasons of the show and directed the episodes "Dethstars" and "Dethgov", for the third and fourth season he left the production of the show but still return to voice his characters.

Personal life[edit]

Blacha currently resides in Hollywood, California.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2014 King Star King •King Star King
•Hank Waffles
•Gurbles
•Writer
•Developer
•Executive Producer
2013 Drunk History Himself •Narrator
•Retold story of Al Capone
2012–2013 The Eric André Show N/A •Consultant writer
2012 Mary Shelley's Frankenhole N/A •Consultant producer
2012 Triptank Slave / Old Gladiator •Voice actor
2011–present China, IL The Mayor •Voice actor
2011 Mongo Wrestling Alliance' Fat Balthazaar Kleberkuh •Creator
•Writer
•Producer
2010–2011 Pretend Time N/A Writer
2010 Yappy Broads Himself (Co-host) •Actor
•TV movie
2008 Human Giant N/A •Writer (1 episode)
2007 Afro Samurai N/A •TV Series
•Consultant producer (5 episodes)
2006–present Metalocalypse William Murderface
Toki Wartooth
Dr. Rockso
Various
•Writer, Director (2006–2008)
•Creator, Voice actor, Executive producer (2006–present)
2006–2009 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Mr. Wongburger •Voice actor (3 episodes)
•Credited as "Tommy Batflatch" and "Dick Blacha"
2005–2006 Mind of Mencia N/A •Co-executive producer (12 episodes)
2003 The Orlando Jones Show N/A •Writer
2003 Da Ali G Show N/A •Contributing writer (6 episodes)
2002–2003 Andy Richter Controls the Universe N/A •Writer
•Story editor
2002 Late World with Zach N/A •Writer
2000–2001 TV Funhouse Hank •Writer
•Producer
•Voice actor
2000 Saturday Night Live N/A •Guest writer
•Episode: "The Rock/AC/DC"
2000 ShortCuts Wrong-doer •TV Series
•Actor (1 episode)
2000 WWF Backlash N/A •Producer
1992–1999 Late Night with Conan O'Brien Sketch Actor •Writer

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