John Lehr is a comedic performer, writer and producer working in television, film and theater. Lehr stars as Sheriff John Henry Hoyle in QuickDraw! the half-hour improvisational comedy series for Hulu. Lehr also co-created and executive produced the series.
Lehr also co-created, executive produced and starred in 10 ITEMS OR LESS, the half-hour improvisational comedy series from Sony on TBS, which ran for three seasons.
Lehr is one of the original Geico Cavemen from the wildly successful commercial campaign. He appeared in dozens of spots including the first commercial as a caveman boom operator, the caveman in therapy with Talia Shire, the tennis spot with Billy Jean King, Superbowl spots with Phil Simms, the cheerleader with Brian Orakpo and many more.
Lehr’s producing partner is writer/director Nancy Hower. Under the card Howler Productions, they have created multiple projects, most involving their unique improvisationally-based “hybrid” style found in Quickdraw, 10 Items and Memron (a Slamdance award-winning mockumentary). With Lehr starring and Howler directing, the team recently completed Let It Ride, a half-hour comedy pilot set in Las Vegas for Comedy Central, Retreat! a half-hour comedy pilot set in a corporate retreat for NBC, King of Beers a ½ hour comedy set in a brewery for EUE/Screengems, and JailBait a web series for Sony and Crackle.com. In addition, Howler Productions created the pilots Team McPhearson, an animated series inhabiting the world of Nascar for Fox starring Jeff Foxworthy, and John Lehr Movie Club for TBS. Recently Lehr and Hower completed a pilot script for Sony Television in association with the BBC.
As an actor, John has appeared in numerous television series including Friends and was a series regular on Jesse -- both for Warner Brothers/NBC. His feature film roles include The Sweetest Thing and three Noah Baumbach films (Kicking and Screaming, Mr. Jealousy, Highball). Lehr’s critically acclaimed Comedic Lectures solo performances have had sold out runs in LA and New York. He is also a respected improvisational performer having worked at the Organic Theater and Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago, The Montreal Comedy Festival, Chicago Improvisational Festival and multiple venues in Los Angeles and New York.
John’s hosting credits include News Weasels for E!, ABC's reality show I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, CBS’ special "Clash of the Commercials” with co-host Heidi Klume, and John Lehr’s Movie Club for TBS.
John is married to author Jennifer Lehr with whom he has two children. The Lehrs reside in Los Angeles.
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