November 25, 1965 |
Overland Park, Kansas
|Spouse(s)||Jennifer Schlosberg Lehr (2001–present; 2 children)|
Lehr was born on November 25, 1965 in Overland Park, Kansas. He went to high school at Shawnee Mission West High. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1988. While attending Northwestern, he worked as a substitute teacher at Kilmer Elementary School on the North Side of Chicago, Illinois. He later received his teaching certificate and taught full time at Kilmer Elementary.
Lehr appears in the movie The Sweetest Thing, starring Christina Applegate, as a man driving a golf cart on a driving range being hit by balls. He is credited as "Ralph".
In 2010, Lehr signed on as a supporter of Alley Cat Allies, a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to transforming communities to protect and improve the lives of cats, joking that “As a feral human, I feel a deep connection with these animals.”
Lehr is the co-creator and star of the TBS television series 10 Items or Less, which premiered in November 2006. Lehr is also an executive producer and writer for the show. The second season premiered in January 2008, and season three premiered in January 2009.
He's currently working on a new show for the cable channel HBO called, The Loop, about a couple who decides to give up the daily grind and sail around the world. Soon they get caught accidentally with a drug smuggling ring, and things go downhill from there. 
Lehr appeared in the first ad, in which the caveman is a worker holding a boom mike on the set of a television commercial. He gets upset about the tenor of the commercial and its demeaning comments about cavemen, and storms off the set.
In a later ad, he plays a caveman being counseled by a therapist played by Talia Shire.
- Bloom, Nate (2006-11-24). "Celebrity Jews". The Jewish News Weekly of Northern California. Retrieved 2006-11-22.
- "Anytime with Bob Kushell feat. John Lehr". Anytime with Bob Kushell. Season 1. Episode 11. 2009-02-19.