Thomas Lennon is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and producer best known for his starring role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the television comedy series Reno 911!, from 2003-2009.
He also has a starring role as Sean's difficult and overbearing boss, Max, in the television sitcom Sean Saves the World.
Lennon is a writer and comedian from Oak Park, Illinois. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, where he co-founded the influential sketch comedy group The State. The State's hit television series ran on MTV for three seasons and received an Ace Award nomination for best comedy series.
After his work on The State, he and his partner, Robert Ben Garant, created two more hit shows: Viva Variety, which ran for three seasons and was also an Ace nominee for best comedy series, and Reno 911!, on which he also played Lieutenant Jim Dangle. Reno 911! ran for six seasons and was syndicated around the world.
As an actor, he has appeared in numerous films, including The Dark Knight Rises, Le Divorce, Heights, Conversations with Other Women, Memento, 17 Again, I Love You, Man, Cedar Rapids and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas 3D.
He was seen opposite Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher and opposite Chris Evans and Anna Faris in What's Your Number? and 2012's What to Expect When You're Expecting based on the famous book by Heidi Murkoff.
As a writer, he has written for the television series The State, Reno 911!, Viva Variety and Strangers with Candy, and he is the author of four of IFC's 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches of All Time.
In addition to feature films, Lennon and Garant co-authored, Writing Movies for Fun and Profit, a book about their screenwriting experiences in the land of Hollywood and its unique landscape.
They finished production on Hell Baby, which was released in 2013. Hell Baby marks Garant and Lennon's co-directorial debut. In Hell Baby, a young and expectant couple moves into New Orleans' most haunted house and calls upon the Vatican to perform an elite exorcism.
Lennon lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Jenny Robertson, and their son, Oliver.