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Years active  1992–present
Spouse  Erica Oyama (m. 2005)
Height  1.82 m
Role  Actor
Name  Ken Marino

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Full Name  Kenneth Joseph Marino
Born  December 19, 1968 (age 46) (1968-12-19) West Islip, New York, United States
Occupation  Actor, comedian, writer, director
Children  Ruby Marino, Riley Ken'ichi Marino
Education  Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Tisch School of the Arts
Movies and TV shows  Party Down, Burning Love, Wet Hot American Summer, Marry Me, Childrens Hospital
Similar People  Erica Oyama, David Wain, Joe Lo Truglio, Michael Ian Black, Michael Showalter

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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, Marry Me, Burning Love, and Childrens Hospital.


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Early life

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Marino was born in West Islip, New York, to an Italian-American family. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City.


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Marino 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 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 played Dr. Glenn Richie in the satirical television series Childrens Hospital.

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Marino also made guest appearances in Will & Grace (in the season 3 episode, "Three's a Crowd, Six Is a Freakshow"), Angel (season 1), Reno 911! (Season 1, Episode 2 and Season 3, Episode 3), Stella (season 1), Grey's Anatomy (season 2), Monk (in season 3's "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine"), Private Practice (season 3), and Happy Endings (season 2, episode 10, "The Shrink, the Dare, Her Date and Her Brother").

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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 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. Afterwards, Marino starred opposite Casey Wilson on the NBC sitcom Marry Me, which ran for one season from 2014 to 2015.

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

Personal life

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


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