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.
Born Kenneth Joseph Marino
(1968-12-19) December 19, 1968 (age 45)
West Islip, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, writer, director
Years active 1992–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, Childrens Hospital and the upcoming NBC sitcom Marry Me, premiering on October 14, 2014.

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.

Marino has also directed several episodes of the sitcoms The Goldbergs, Super Fun Night, and Trophy Wife.

Marino is currently attached to star opposite Casey Wilson in the upcoming NBC sitcom Marry Me, premiering on October 14, 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Marino is married to screenwriter Erica Oyama.[5] They have a son, Riley Ken'ichi Marino and a daughter, Ruby.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Gattaca Sequencing Technician
1999 Love Happens Mike Parker
1999 Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Music Producer Short film, non-speaking role
1999 Carlo's Wake Antonio Torello
2000 Angel Wilson Christopher Episode: "Expecting"
2000 101 Ways Officer Russotelli
2000 Veronica's Closet Wayne
2001 Tortilla Soup Jeff
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Victor Pulac
2001 Joe Somebody Rick Raglow
2002 Charmed Miles Phoebe's love interest
2002 Dawson's Creek Professor David Wilder Recurring guest star in season 5
2004-2007 Veronica Mars Vincent Van Lowe Recurring Seasons 1-3
2005 Hoodwinked! Racoon Jerry Voice only
2005 The Baxter Jack Mechanic
2006 Duncan Removed Ben Short Film
2006 Diggers Lozo Also Producer/Writer
2006 Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door Mark Lucas Television movie
2007 The Ten Dr. Glenn Richie Also Producer/Writer
2007 Reno 911!: Miami Deaf Tattoo Artist
2008 Role Models Jim Stansel Also Writer
2008-2009 Reaper Tony
2009 The Antagonist Part Host Short Film
2009-2010 Party Down Ronald Wayne "Ron" Donald
2010 Jeffie Was Here Roger
2012 Wanderlust Rick Gergenblatt Also Producer/Writer
2012 The League Donny 'The Seed' Sedowsky
2012 Krogzilla Regurgitor/Delivery Guy Web Series (3 episodes)
2013 Axe Cop Flute Cop Voice only
Axe Cop's Partner
2013 In A World... Gustav
2013 Bad Milo! Duncan
2013 We're the Millers Todd Strip Club Owner
2013 Eastbound & Down Guy Young Recurring Season 4
2014 Veronica Mars Vinnie Van Lowe
2014 Bad Teacher Mike Season 1 Ep. 2
2014 Marry Me Jake Lead role
Upcoming NBC sitcom
2014 Drunk History Captain James Cook Season 2 Episode 7
2015 Loomis Fargo Filming
2015 Goosebumps Coach Carr Filming

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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