Marino at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2011.
|Born||Kenneth Joseph Marino
December 19, 1968
West Islip, New York, US
|Occupation||Actor, Comedian, Writer, Director|
|Spouse(s)||Erica Oyama (2 children)|
Kenneth Joseph "Ken" Marino (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
Marino was born in West Islip, New York, to an Italian family. 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. 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. 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 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.
|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|
|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|
|2007||The Ten||Dr. Glenn Richie||Also Producer/Writer|
|2007||Reno 911!: Miami||Deaf Tattoo Artist|
|2008||Role Models||Jim Stansel||Also Writer|
|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||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
- "Ken Marino Biography (1968–)". Filmreference.com. December 19, 1968. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- "Ken Marino Interview at". Thecinemasource.com. January 28, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- "Ken Marino Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Ken Marino at the Internet Movie Database
- "The Ken Marino Picture page". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Ken Marino at the Internet Movie Database
- Ken Marino Interview @ Heavy In The Streets
- Childrens' Hospital streaming episodes on theWB
- Burning Love