Bob Clendenin stars in "Cougar Town" on TBS in the recurring role of Tom.

Bob Clendenin emigrated to Australia with his parents in the early 1970s but returned to the United States to attend Cornell University where he barely earned a B.Sc. in Engineering in 1986. Knowing the world would be safer if he was not designing bridges, Bob went on to Penn State where he received an MFA in acting. After several years in regional theater he came to Los Angeles in 1992.

The fish didn't bite immediately,
Bob Clendenin
Bob Clendenin - © Erin Fiedler Photography

and Clendenin survived with one job teaching an SAT prep class and another job that involved wearing a hairnet. This went on far too long, but after a long series of demeaning auditions for horrible projects, he booked a demeaning role in a horrible project and his career was off and running. Since then he has done over seventy TV guest appearances, a dozen studio films and numerous commercials. Being a character actor often leads to interesting character names. Clendenin's favorites: Slow Roger, Mr. Giggles, Plumber Dave, Louis the Stalker, Doofus, and most recently Bob the Demon. He has played recurring roles in such series as "The Middle," "The Closer," "Scrubs," "10 Items or Less," "My Name Is Earl," "Twins," "Rodney," "Good Morning, Miami," "Felicity," "Popular," "That '70s Show," "Caroline in the City" and "The Practice."

Clendenin is proud of many things. He's proud of his flourishing vegetable garden; he's proud of his portrayal of the semi-retarded shop teacher on "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper"; and he is most proud to be a co-founder of Circle X Theatre Company. Although they don't let him act much anymore, he still sits on their Board of Directors and plays 1st Base for their championship softball team.

He lives in Burbank with his wife, two sons, and a pug named Helmut.

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How tall is he? How old is he? Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: 53 years old
Birthday: April 14, 1964
Height: 6' 2"
Birthplace: Newark, OH
Hometown: Australia
Current Residence: Burbank, CA
Wife: Erin Fiedler (5/27/2001, 2 children)
Greer Shephard (6/3/1995 - 12/1/1998, divorced)

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