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Biography #2 (for A Guy Thing)Thomas Lennon recently appeared in Chris Nolan's critically acclaimed Memento. Additional recent credits include the comedy Out Cold and the upcoming Boat Trip, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. Recent television credits include guest-starring roles on NBC's Friends and Jesse. He also co-created and starred in several pilots for Fox, Hey Neighbor and Reno 911.
Originally from Chicago, Lennon began his career as a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts experimental theater wing. It was here that he co-founded the sketch comedy troupe The State. This group went on to critical success with their self-titled hit series on MTV, with Lennon as one of the producers, writers and stars. The State was subsequently nominated for a 1995 Cable ACE award for Best Comedy Series. After three successful seasons on MTV, the troupe created and starred in The State Halloween Special for CBS.
Lennon also co-created, produced and starred in the smash hit Viva Variety series that helped to launch the Comedy Central network. Lennon played Mr. Laupin, the host of a faux European variety show. The show garnered a Cable ACE nomination for Best Comedy Series in 1997.
Lennon has also built a strong career as a screenwriter with partner Robert Ben Garant. They have written the comedies You Are Going To Prison, The Reverend Pimp Daddy, Balls of Fury, and are currently working on a Christmas comedy for producer Lauren Shuler Donner.
Bio courtesy MGM for "A Guy Thing" (26-Jan-2003)