Ken Marino

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Ken Marino
Ken Marino by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Marino at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
BornKenneth Joseph Marino
(1968-12-19) December 19, 1968 (age 45)
West Islip, New York, US
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Erica Oyama (2 children)
 
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Ken Marino
Ken Marino by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Marino at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
BornKenneth Joseph Marino
(1968-12-19) December 19, 1968 (age 45)
West Islip, New York, US
OccupationActor
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Erica Oyama (2 children)

Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Marino[1] (born December 19, 1968) is an American actor, comedian, director and screenwriter. He was a cast member on MTV's The State and has starred in shows such as Party Down, Burning Love, and currently in the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital.

Life and career[edit]

Marino was born in West Islip, New York, to an Italian family.[2] He studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City. He had early success on television as a member of a comedy troupe on the MTV sketch comedy series' The State in 1993, of which he was also a founding member.[3] Marino co-starred with Rob Schneider in the second season of Men Behaving Badly. He starred in the short lived series First Years in 2001.[4] He had a recurring role as Prof. Wilder on the TV series Dawson's Creek (2001–2002) and in You Wrote It, You Watch It (1992). He made multiple appearances on Charmed, Reaper and Rock Me Baby, and appeared in three seasons of Veronica Mars as private detective Vinnie Van Lowe. He was cast to star in a re-make of the TV series The Courtship of Eddie's Father, but the pilot was not picked up. Instead, he was cast in the Starz original series Party Down. He also starred as a homosexual demon on the TV series Reaper. He currently plays Dr. Glenn Richie in the satirical television series Childrens Hospital.

Marino also made guest appearances in Will & Grace (in the season three episode "Three's a Crowd, Six Is a Freakshow"), in Angel season one, in Reno 911! (episode 2 season 1 and episode 3 season 3), in Stella season one, in Grey's Anatomy season two, in Monk (in season 3's "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine") and in season three of Private Practice.

Marino starred in 2004's Love for Rent. He can also be seen in a non speaking role as the music producer/board operator in the pre-ride film that accompanies Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios. He has appeared in Wet Hot American Summer, The Ten and Role Models, and had a cameo in the end of The Baxter. He also starred in the Hallmark Channel movie Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door in 2006. In 2009, he had a cameo in an episode of Californication.

Marino wrote the screenplay for Diggers (2007), a coming-of-age film set in mid-1970s Long Island, as well as and co-writing/producing The Ten and Role Models with David Wain.

Marino and Wain wrote the screenplay for the comedy film Wanderlust, which starred Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston and was released in 2012.

Marino starred as Mark Orlando in the Yahoo! web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. The series was created by his wife Erica Oyama, while Marino also directed all three seasons.

In February 2014, Marino signed on to star opposite Casey Wilson in Happy Endings creator David Caspe's upcoming NBC sitcom pilot Marry Me.

Personal life[edit]

Marino is married to actress/writer Erica Oyama (born 1981)[5] and together they have a son Riley Ken'ichi Marino and welcomed a daughter, Ruby in August 2009.[3]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997GattacaSequencing Technician
1999Love HappensMike Parker
Rock 'n' Roller CoasterMusic ProducerShort film, non-speaking role
Carlo's WakeAntonio Torello
2000AngelWilson ChristopherEpisode: "Expecting"
101 WaysOfficer Russotelli
Veronica's ClosetWayne
2001Tortilla SoupJeff
Wet Hot American SummerVictor Pulac
Joe SomebodyRick Raglow
2002CharmedMilesPhoebe's love interest
2002Dawson's CreekProfessor David WilderRecurring guest star in season 5
2004-2007Veronica MarsVincent Van LoweRecurring Seasons 1-3
2005Hoodwinked!Racoon JerryVoice only
The BaxterJack Mechanic
2006Duncan RemovedBenShort Film
DiggersLozoAlso Producer/Writer
2007The TenDr. Glenn RichieAlso Producer/Writer
Reno 911!: MiamiDeaf Tattoo Artist
2008Role ModelsJim StanselAlso Writer
2008-2009ReaperTony
2009The AntagonistPart HostShort Film
2009-2010Party DownRonald Wayne "Ron" Donald
2010Jeffie Was HereRoger
2012WanderlustRick GergenblattAlso Producer/Writer
The LeagueDonny 'The Seed' Sedowsky
2013Axe CopFlute CopVoice only
Axe Cop's Partner
In A World...Gustav
Bad Milo!Duncan
We're the MillersToddStrip Club Owner
Eastbound & DownGuy YoungRecurring Season 4
2014Veronica MarsVinnie Van Lowe
Marry MeJakeLead role
NBC sitcom pilot
2016GoosebumpsFilming

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ken Marino Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. December 19, 1968. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Ken Marino Interview at". Thecinemasource.com. January 28, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Ken Marino Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 
  4. ^ Ken Marino at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "The Ken Marino Picture page". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013. 

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