Actor Tom Booker

Thomas Booker is an American actor, writer, director, and improvisational comedian. He is best known for his role as Keel Lorenz in both Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and its sequel The End of Evangelion (1997). He is also the owner of The Institution Theater in Austin, Texas.

Early life

Booker was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he graduated from Nathan Hale High School. As an undergraduate, he was “Top Dawg”, University of Oklahoma’s mascot. He moved to Chicago and, in 1986, began studying improvisation at The Second City Training Center before studying with legendary improv guru Del Close at ImprovOlympic.


Booker moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and formed Theater-A-Go-Go! with Laura Hall. In 1994 Booker made his television debut as Jinxo in the Babylon 5 episode, “Grail”. He also began teaching improv and sketch writing at The Second City Training Center in Los Angeles. His movie debut came in a minor role in the 1995 film Jury Duty. In 2001 he had the voice role of Keel Lorenz in both Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth and its sequel The End of Evangelion. He had another minor role in the 1998 mockumentary The Thin Pink Line as a wet underwear contestant. Tom also co-wrote and co-directed (with producing partner Jon Kean) the feature film Kill the Man starring Luke Wilson, which premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival. He also played the role of Biily Bob in the film.


Film and television

Year Title Roles Notes
1994 Babylon 5 Jinxo Season 1, Episode 15 (Grail)
1995 Jury Duty Press Runner Minor role
1997 Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth Keel Lorenz (voice) English dub
The End of Evangelion
1998 The Thin Pink Line Wet Underwear Contestant
1999 Kill the Man Billy Bob Co-writer and co-director
2001 Curb Your Enthusiasm Limo Driver Season 2, Episode 10 (The Massage)
2002-2003 Primetime Glick Various
2004 Channel 101 France TV Movie
My Big Fat Obnoxious Boss Consultant – Episode “How Low Can You Go?”
Faking It USA Himself Acting Coach – Episode “3 ‘R’s to Protecting Stars”
2006 Gotta Get Off This Merry Go Round: Sex, Dolls and Showtunes Himself Video Documentary
2009 ExTerminators Trent Agovino
2010 Jerry Bruckheimer’s Chase Insurance Manager Pilot Episode
2011 Hot Dogs & Hand Grenades Tom Arlene TV Movie
Days of Delusion Stuart
2015 29 Light Years Adam’s Boss
2016 Lazer Team Doctor Cameo


Year Title Roles Notes
2010–Present Rooster Teeth Shorts Various
2014 iBlade Archie Part 2
2015–Present On the Spot Himself Recurring Guest

External Links

Actor Tom Booker – Wikipedia

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