Thomas Patrick Lennon (born August 9, 1970) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, producer and director best known as a cast member on MTV’s The State and for his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. He is the writing partner of Robert Ben Garant.
Lennon was born in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Kathleen and Timothy Lennon. He is a 1988 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School, and is of Irish descent. At age 16, Lennon met friend and future co-worker Kerri Kenney at Theatre Camp at Northwestern University. The two later attended NYU, where they joined a comedy troupe called The New Group.
1. OLD SCHOOL HAS HUMONGOUS LAUGHS ALL THE WAY THROUGH IT.
2. YES, I AM COMPLIMENTED ON MY WORK IN KIDS IN THE HALL ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. IT’S A NICE FEELING.
3. WE DID ONE PILOT FOR FOX WHICH WAS ABOUT THIS COUPLE THAT MOVES TO A TOWN, AND WE PLAY EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE TOWN. SO IT WAS LIKE A PETER SELLERS FILM.
4. I FEEL LIKE I’M THE MOST WELL-ADJUSTED CHARACTER ON THE SHOW, EVEN THOUGH I’M SURE THE OTHER ACTORS WOULD TELL YOU THE SAME THING ABOUT THEIR CHARACTERS.
5. WRITING STUDIO MOVIES IS THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD… IT’S AWESOME.
6. THE MORE PEOPLE’S MONEY YOU TAKE TO DO SOMETHING, THE MORE INPUTS YOU GET.
7. IF YOU’RE A STUDIO WRITER, THE FUNNY BETTER BE ON THE PAGE.
8. I WAS ON THE SPEECH TEAM, WE CALLED IT FORENSICS.
9. DON’T WRITE SOMETHING THAT IS YOUR PASSION PROJECT BECAUSE ALL IT WILL DO IS GET THE PASSION STOMPED OUT OF YOU.