Tom Lenk

Thomas Loren Lenk (born June 16, 1976) is an American stage and television actor best known for starring as Andrew Wells in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off, Angel.

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Lenk speaking at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California
Thomas Loren Lenk

(1976-06-16) June 16, 1976 (age 44)
Years active1997–present

Early lifeEdit

Lenk was born in Camarillo, California, the son of Pamela Sherman, a teacher, and Fred Lenk, a tuba player, high school music teacher, and school district computer network administrator.[1] He attended Adolfo Camarillo High School. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts.[2]


Lenk has appeared in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (27 episodes), Angel,[3] NBC's Joey, House, Six Feet Under, Eli Stone and How I Met Your Mother.

He had small parts in the films Date Movie, The Number 23, and Transformers. Lenk appeared in the web series Border Patrol,[4] which premiered in June 2008 on 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.[5]

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.[6]

In 2013, Lenk joined the Lifetime series Witches of East End as Hudson Rafferty.[7] In 2016, Lenk appeared in the third season finale of Transparent.[8] In 2018 he starred in Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist which has played in LA, Edinburgh, and London.

Personal lifeEdit

Lenk is gay.[9][10]



Year Film Role Notes
1997 Boogie Nights Uncle Floyd's Boy #2
1999 Boy Next Door Chris
2000 And Then Came Summer Drunk boy at party
2004 Window Theory Sean
Straight-Jacket Teddy
Bandwagon Tom Lenk
2005 Loretta Billy Short film
2006 Date Movie Frodo
The Thirst Kronos
2007 The Number 23 Bookstore Clerk
Equal Opportunity Thomas the Tank Engine
Transformers Analyst
Walking for the Stars: The Foley Artistry of Nancy Anne Cianci Mike Rotch Short film
Boogeyman 2 Perry
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend David Young
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Ronald The Intern
Much Ado About Nothing Verges
Argo Variety Reporter
2014 Such Good People Logan


Year Show Role Notes
2000 Judging Amy Alan Higgins Episode: "The God Thing"
2000–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cyrus, 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
2008 G.I.L.F. Tevor Web series
Eli Stone WPK Assistant Episode: "Heal the Pain"
Samantha Who? Coffee shop clerk Episode: "The Girlfriend", "The Boss"
Do Not Disturb Victor Episode: "Pilot"
2009 Trust Me Anti Corporate Idealist Episode: "Odd Man Out"
Nip/Tuck Corey Episode: "Enigma"
2011 The Guild Himself Episode: "Social Traumas"
Greek Tour Guide Smith Episode: "Legacy"
Psych Lucien Episode: "This Episode Sucks"
2013–14 Witches of East End Hudson Rafferty Recurring role
2014 Episodes Publicist Episode: "Episode Five"
2015 Bones Chris Winfelder Episode: "The Carpals in the Coy-Wolves"
2016 Transparent Trevor Episode: "Exciting and New"
Good Girls Revolt Malcolm Episode: "The Year-Ender"
Princess Rap Battle Flynn Episode: "Rapunzel & Flynn vs. Anna & Kristoff"
2017 Fresh Off the Boat Roger Episode: "Pie vs. Cake"
Hyperlinked Wardrobe Stylist Episode: "The Interview"
2018 Another Period Husband Episode: "Sex Nickelodeon"
Workin' Moms Demitre Episode: "Cuck"
American Housewife Marshall Granville Episode: "Mom Guilt"
Room 104 Matty Episode: "FOMO"
2019 Bajillion Dollar Propertie$ Brandoon Episode: "Good Todd Hunting"
EastSiders Collin 4 episodes


Year Play Role Theater Notes
2009 Rock of Ages[11] Franz Brooks Atkinson Theatre Replaced Wesley Taylor
2017 Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craigslist[12] Tilda Swinton Celebration Theatre


  1. ^ "Tom Lenk Biography (1976–)". Retrieved October 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Performers – Tom Lenk". The Groundlings. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Prior to appearing as Andrew Wells, Lenk had a role as the vampire Cyrus in the season 5 episode "Real Me",
  4. ^ Greenbaum, Josh; McMillan, Ben (2010). "Border Patrol". Retrieved October 23, 2013.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "tommylenk". Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  6. ^ "Calendar". Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (October 16, 2012). "'Buffy's' Tom Lenk Joins Lifetime's 'Witches of East End' (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  8. ^ VanArendonk, Kathryn. "Transparent Season-Finale Recap: To Shell and Back". Vulture. New York Media. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Coming Out But Canceled". The Advocate (1019). November 18, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2009.[dead link]
  10. ^ Jensen, Michael (October 28, 2008). "Tom Lenk, aka Andrew from"Buffy", is officially out!". Logo NewNowNext. Retrieved October 23, 2013.
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