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, and currently in the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital.
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 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.
Marino is married to actress/writer Erica Oyama (born 1981) and together they have a son Riley Ken'ichi Marino and welcomed a daughter, Ruby in August 2009.
|1999||Love Happens||Mike Parker|
|Rock 'n' Roller Coaster||Music Producer||Short film, non-speaking role|
|Carlo's Wake||Antonio Torello|
|2000||Angel||Wilson Christopher||Episode: "Expecting"|
|101 Ways||Officer Russotelli|
|Wet Hot American Summer||Victor Pulac|
|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|
|The Baxter||Jack Mechanic|
|2006||Duncan Removed||Ben||Short Film|
|2007||The Ten||Dr. Glenn Richie||Also Producer/Writer|
|Reno 911!: Miami||Deaf Tattoo Artist|
|2008||Role Models||Jim Stansel||Also Writer|
|2009||The Antagonist||Part Host||Short Film|
|2010||Jeffie Was Here||Roger|
|2012||Wanderlust||Rick Gergenblatt||Also Producer/Writer|
|The League||Donny 'The Seed' Sedowsky|
|2013||Axe Cop||Flute Cop||Voice only|
Axe Cop's Partner
|In A World...||Gustav|
|We're the Millers||Todd||Strip Club Owner|
|Eastbound & Down||Guy Young||Recurring Season 4|
|2014||Veronica Mars||Vinnie Van Lowe|
|Marry Me||Jake||Lead role|
NBC sitcom pilot
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