Robert Smigel, Doug Dale, Dino Stamatopoulos, and Tommy Blacha at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con
August 25, 1962
|Pen name||Tom Blacha|
|Notable works||Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Da Ali G Show
Mongo Wrestling Alliance
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".
After leaving the Conan O'Brien show, Blacha went on to work for WWE in 1999 as a Creative Director. 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. 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 as playing the voice part of Hank and Whiskers. Some sources also list Tommy Blacha as a Producer for TV FunHouse. 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 seasons, he left the production of the show but still returned to voice his characters.
Blacha currently resides in Hollywood, California.
|2014||King Star King||•King Star King
•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
|2010||Yappy Broads||Himself (Co-host)||•Actor
|2008||Human Giant||N/A||•Writer (1 episode)|
|2007||Afro Samurai||N/A||•TV Series
•Consultant producer (5 episodes)
|•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
|2002||Late World with Zach||N/A||•Writer|
|2000||Saturday Night Live||N/A||•Guest writer
•Episode: "The Rock/AC/DC"
•Actor (1 episode)
|1992–1999||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Sketch Actor||•Writer|