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Tom Lenk (born June 16, 1976)

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. Lenk is openly gay.

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. 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), Angel, 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 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. Lenk frequently posts video blogs of himself on YouTube summing up his latest experiences on Broadway, the videos are usually called 'Tom's Broadway Blogs'.

He appeared in commercials for Pepsi Max and, in late 2012, in television ads for QuickBooks. Lenk also appeared in an episode of Psych that poked fun at Buffy the Vampire Slayer (original Buffy actress Kristy Swanson appears in the episode).

Lenk performed in the June, 2012 edition of Don't Tell My Mother! (Live Storytelling), 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 upcoming Lifetime series Witches of East End as Hudson Rafferty.



Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Lenk

Further Readings:

Theatre World Volume 66: 2009-2010 by Ben Hodges and Scott Denny
Hardcover: 594 pages
Publisher: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books (April 15, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1423492714
ISBN-13: 978-1423492719
Amazon: Theatre World Volume 66: 2009-2010
Amazon Kindle: Theatre World Volume 66: 2009-2010

Celebrating its 66th year, Theatre World is the most comprehensive record of the theatrical season on Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway, and in regional theatre. Each of the 1,000-plus entries includes photos, a complete cast listing, producers, directors, authors, composers, opening and closing dates, song titles, and plot synopses. Theatre World also features the year's obituaries, a listing of all nominees and winners of the major theatrical awards, the longest-running shows on and Off-Broadway, and a complete index. The 2009-2010 season, found big-screen stars continuing their trend of taking to the stage, with Jude Law in Hamlet and Catherine Zeta-Jones in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music lighting up Broadway, while Cate Blanchett wowed all at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Donald Margulies' Time Stands Still with Laura Linney and David Mamet's Race with James Spader led the season of new Broadway plays, while David Greenspan's one-man The Myopia and Horton Foote's magnum opus The Orphans' Home Cycle debuted to raves Off-Broadway. Fela! based on the life of African-American composer Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a musical sensation and Dreamgirls had another noteworthyrevival at the Apollo Theatre that went on to a successful national tour. Regionally, Hughie and Krapp's Last Tape, starring Brian Dennehy at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and American Idiot, the Green Day musical, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre were regional hits.

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