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 44)
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 44)
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 on the Starz comedy Party Down. He currently co-stars on the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital and stars on the web series Burning Love.

Early 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.

Film and screenwriting[edit]

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. Also in 2012 he starred as the bachelor, Mark Orlando, in the web series Burning Love, a spoof of the TV series The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. He also stars on Krogzilla.

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]

Selected Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1997GattacaSequencing Technician
1999Love HappensMike Parker
Rock 'n' Roller CoasterMusic ProducerShort film, non-speaking role
Carlo's WakeAntonio Torello
2000101 WaysOfficer Russotelli
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
2009The AntagonistPart HostShort Film
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 Young
2014Veronica MarsVinnie Van Lowe

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ken Marino Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. 1968-12-19. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Ken Marino Interview at". Thecinemasource.com. 2008-01-28. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b "Ken Marino Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 
  4. ^ Ken Marino at the Internet Movie Database
  5. ^ "The Ken Marino Picture page". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved 2013-01-24. 

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