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Tom Lenk

Lenk at a fundraiser for John Kerry and John Edwards, 2004
Born Thomas Loren Lenk
June 16, 1976 (1976-06-16) (age 33)
Camarillo, California
Occupation Actor

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



Early life

Lenk was born in Camarillo, California, the son of Pam, 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 UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts.


Lenk has appeared in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (27 episodes) and Angel.[2] NBC's Joey, House, Six Feet Under, Eli Stone and How I Met Your Mother. He has also had small parts in the films Date Movie, The Number 23, and Transformers. Lenk currently appears in the Web series "Border Patrol," which premiered in June 2008 on Lenk recently 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.

He appeared in commercials for Pepsi Max in 2009. Lenk takes 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. Tom frequently posts video blogs of himself on youtube summing up his latest experiences on broadway, the videos are usually called 'Tom's Broadway Blogs'.

Personal life

Lenk is openly gay.[3][4]


Year Film Role Other 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
Boogeyman 2 Perry Direct-to-Video Release
2009 The Reapers pre-production
2010 My Girlfriend's Boyfriend David Young post-production
2011 The Cabin in the Woods Ronald post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Judging Amy Alan Higgins Episode: The God Thing
2000–2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Andrew Wells 26 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 Episode: Damage
Episode: 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 Guy 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
Episode: The Boss
Do Not Disturb Victor Episode: Pilot
2009 Trust Me Episode: Odd Man Out
Nip/Tuck Episode: Enigma

Notes and references

  1. ^ Tom Lenk Biography (1976–)
  2. ^ Prior to appearing as Andrew Wells, Lenk had a role as the vampire Cyrus in the season 5 episode "Real Me".
  3. ^ "Coming Out But Canceled", The Advocate (1019), November 18, 2008,, retrieved 2009-02-23 
  4. ^ Jensen, Michael (2008-10-28). "Tom Lenk, aka Andrew from"Buffy", is officially out!". Retrieved 2009-02-23. 

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