Lenk speaking at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California
Thomas Loren Lenk
June 16, 1976
Lenk was born in Camarillo, California, the son of Pam Sherman, a teacher, and Fred Lenk, a tuba player, high school music teacher, and school district computer network administrator. He attended Adolfo Camarillo High School. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Arts.
He had small parts in the films Date Movie, The Number 23, and Transformers. Lenk appeared in the web series Border Patrol, which premiered in June 2008 on Atom.com. In 2009 Lenk appeared as a guest star on Nip/Tuck.
Besides acting, Lenk is a singer and playwright. He has toured with the European cast of Grease and has written three plays. Lenk took over the role of Franz in the Broadway musical Rock of Ages as of September 14, 2009, having originated the role in the Las Vegas and Los Angeles productions in 2006. From 2009 to 2010, Lenk posted video blogs of himself on YouTube summing up his experiences on Broadway, usually under the title "Tom's Broadway Blogs". Lenk also participates in video content with Felicia Day's YouTube channel Geek and Sundry and parodies fashion on Instagram.
Lenk appeared in an episode of Psych that poked fun at Buffy the Vampire Slayer (original Buffy actress Kristy Swanson appears in the episode as well). He performed in the June 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother!, a monthly showcase in which authors, screenwriters, actors and comedians share true stories they would never want their mothers to know.
In 2013, Lenk joined the Lifetime series Witches of East End as Hudson Rafferty. In 2016, Lenk appeared in the third season finale of Transparent. In 2018 he starred in 'Tilda Swindon answers an Ad on Craiglist' which has played in LA, Edinburgh, and London.
|1997||Boogie Nights||Uncle Floyd's Boy #2|
|1999||Boy Next Door||Chris|
|2000||And Then Came Summer||Drunk boy at party|
|2007||The Number 23||Bookstore Clerk|
|Equal Opportunity||Thomas the Tank Engine|
|Walking for the Stars: The Foley Artistry of Nancy Anne Cianci||Mike Rotch||Short film|
|2010||My Girlfriend's Boyfriend||David Young|
|2012||The Cabin in the Woods||Ronald|
|Much Ado About Nothing||Verges|
|2014||Such Good People||Logan|
|2000||Judging Amy||Alan Higgins||Episode: "The God Thing"|
|2000–2003||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||Cyrus (Minion of Harmony), Andrew Wells||Recurring, 27 episodes|
|2001||Popular||Chicken Delivery Guy||Episode: "The Brain Game"|
|Ruling Class||Unsold TV-Pilot|
|2004||Mystery Girl||Unsold UPN TV-Pilot|
|Angel||Andrew Wells||Episodes: "Damage", "The Girl in Question"|
|Six Feet Under||Young Poet||Episode: "In Case of Rapture"|
|Joey||Thomas||Episode "Joey and the Big Audition"|
|2005||House, M.D.||Allen||Episode: "Spin"|
|2006||How I Met Your Mother||Scott||Episode: "Swarley"|
|2007||Nurses||MRI Technician||FOX TV-Pilot|
|Eli Stone||WPK Assistant||Episode: "Heal the Pain"|
|Samantha Who?||Coffee shop clerk||Episode: "The Girlfriend" |
|Do Not Disturb||Victor||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2009||Trust Me||Anti Corporate Idealist||Episode: "Odd Man Out"|
|2011||The Guild||Himself||Episode: "Social Traumas"|
|Greek||Tour Guide Smith||Episode: "Legacy"|
|Psych||Lucien||Episode: "This Episode Sucks"|
|2013||Witches of East End||Hudson Rafferty||Recurring role|
|2015||Bones||Chris Winfelder||Episode: "The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves"|
|2016||Transparent||Trevor||Episode: "Exciting and New"|
|2016||Princess Rap Battle||Flynn||Episode: "Rapunzel & Flynn vs. Anna & Kristoff"|
|2017||Fresh Off the Boat||Roger||Episode: "Pie vs. Cake"|
|2009||Rock of Ages||Franz||Brooks Atkinson Theatre||Replaced Wesley Taylor|
|2017||Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist||Tilda Swinton||Celebration Theatre|
- "Tom Lenk Biography (1976–)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
- "Performers – Tom Lenk". The Groundlings. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
- Prior to appearing as Andrew Wells, Lenk had a role as the vampire Cyrus in the season 5 episode "Real Me",
- Greenbaum, Josh; McMillan, Ben (2010). "Border Patrol". Retrieved October 23, 2013.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
- "tommylenk". Retrieved February 16, 2017.
- "Calendar". Retrieved October 27, 2014.
- Goldberg, Lesley (October 16, 2012). "'Buffy's' Tom Lenk Joins Lifetime's 'Witches of East End' (Exclusive)". hollywoodreporter.com. Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
- VanArendonk, Kathryn. "Transparent Season-Finale Recap: To Shell and Back". Vulture. New York Media. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
- "Coming Out But Canceled". The Advocate (1019). November 18, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2009.[dead link]
- Jensen, Michael (October 28, 2008). "Tom Lenk, aka Andrew from"Buffy", is officially out!". Logo NewNowNext. Retrieved October 23, 2013.