Kenneth Joseph 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. He played the Lehman brothers on the Showtime series Black Monday.
Kenneth Joseph Marino
December 19, 1968
|Alma mater||New York University|
Marino was born on Long Island, New York, to an Italian-American family. He attended West Islip High School in West Islip, New York. He then studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City.
On Marino's first day at NYU, he met David Wain and Craig Wedren and quickly befriended both of them; Marino was popular in part because he had milk crates full of bottles of alcoholic beverages (which he had stolen the previous summer at a job at a yacht club), and he carried the crates around with him when he visited people's dorm rooms. The next year, Wain and Marino were among the co-founders of a comedy troupe called The New Group, which eventually was renamed to The State.
After college, Marino continued working and performing with The State. From 1992 to 1993, Marino and several other members of The State appeared on the MTV sketch comedy series You Wrote It, You Watch It, hosted by Jon Stewart; later in 1993, the entire troupe gained their own sketch comedy series on MTV, The State. The series ran until 1995. In 1997, 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, and had a recurring role as Prof. Wilder on the TV series Dawson's Creek (2001–2002) . He made multiple appearances on Charmed and Rock Me Baby, and appeared in four seasons of Veronica Mars as private detective Vinnie Van Lowe. He was cast to star in a remake 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 played a gay demon on the TV series Reaper, Dr. Glenn Richie in the satirical television series Childrens Hospital and Captain 'CJ' Stentley on the show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
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").
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 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 (2006), a coming-of-age film set in mid-1970s Long Island. Along with fellow The State member David Wain, he wrote and produced the films The Ten (2007), Role Models (2008) and Wanderlust (2012), all directed by Wain; Marino also had small acting roles in all three films. He also appeared in Wain's 2001 film Wet Hot American Summer.
He appears as Guy Young, a sports television host, in season 4 of HBO's Eastbound & Down.
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. Afterward, Marino starred opposite Casey Wilson on the NBC sitcom Marry Me, which ran for one season from 2014 to 2015.
In 2016, he starred in the second season of Marvel's series Agent Carter as mobster Joseph Manfredi.
|1999||Love Happens||Mike Parker|
|Carlo's Wake||Antonio Torello|
|2000||101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)||Officer Russotelli|
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Victor Pulak|
|Joe Somebody||Rick Raglow|
|2005||The Baxter||Jack Mechanic|
|Hoodwinked!||Raccoon Jerry (voice)|
|Love for Rent||Dr. Neil Gardner|
|2006||Duncan Removed||Ben||Short film|
|Diggers||Lozo||Also producer and writer|
|2007||The Ten||Dr. Glenn Richie||Also producer and writer|
|Reno 911!: Miami||Deaf Tattoo Artist|
|2008||Role Models||Jim Stansel||Also writer|
|2009||The Antagonist||Party Host||Short film|
|2010||Jeffie Was Here||Roger|
|2012||Wanderlust||Rick Gergenblatt||Also producer and writer|
|Struck by Lightning||Dr. Wealer|
|For a Good Time, Call...||Harold|
|2013||In a World...||Gustav Warner|
|We're the Millers||Todd|
|2014||They Came Together||Tommy|
|Veronica Mars||Vinnie Van Lowe|
|The Late Bloomer||Dr. Hanson|
|2017||How to Be a Latin Lover||Director|
|The Babysitter||Mr. Johnson|
|2018||Dog Days||Carven Wagi||Also director|
|2020||The Main Event||Frankie|
|The Sleepover||Ron Finch||Do|
|The Babysitter: Killer Queen||Mr. Johnson|
|1992||You Wrote It, You Watch It||Various||Series regular (also writer)|
|1993–1995||The State||Various||Series regular; 27 episodes (also co-creator & writer)|
|1996||Boston Common||Bob Cabot||Episode: "Gobble, Gobble, Aggch!" (2x09)|
|The Single Guy||Big Tipper||Episode: "The Deepest Cut"|
|1997||Spin City||Dan||Episode: "Bye Bye Love" (1x13)|
|Men Behaving Badly||Steve Cochrane||Series regular (season 2); 12 episodes|
|1998||Hercules||Tipis (voice)||Episode: "Hercules and the Argonauts"|
|1998||Holding the Baby||Mike||Episode: "Viva Las Gordy"|
|Conrad Bloom||Ben||Episode: "The Ultimatum"|
|1999||The Practice||Kevin Michaels||Episode: "End Games" (3x16)|
|Nash Bridges||Todd West||Episode: "Truth & Consequences"|
|2000||Angel||Wilson Christopher||Episode: "Expecting" (1x12)|
|Veronica's Closet||Wayne||Episode: "Veronica Sets Josh Up" (3x18)|
|Will & Grace||Mark||Episode: "Three's a Crowd, Six Is a Freak Show" (3x10)|
|2001||First Years||Miles Lawton||Series regular; 9 episodes (6 unaired)|
|2001–2002||Dawson's Creek||Professor David Wilder||Recurring guest star (season 5); 10 episodes|
|2002||Leap of Faith||Andy||6 episodes|
|Haunted||Bob Pratt||Episode: "Fidelity"|
|Do Over||Reuben||Episode: "The Anniversary"|
|Charmed||Miles||Recurring guest star (season 5); 2 episodes|
|2003||Las Vegas||Anton McCarren||Episode: "Jokers and Fools"|
|2003–2004||Rock Me Baby||Kelly||3 episodes|
|2003–2008||Reno 911!||Various||3 episodes|
|2004||What I Like About You||Dr. Brad Turner||Recurring guest star (season 2); 3 episodes|
|Monk||Lester Highsmith||Episode: "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine"|
|NYPD Blue||Det. Gerard Donnelly||Episode: "The 3-H Club"|
|2005||Inconceivable||Peter||Episode: "Sex, Lies and Sonograms"|
|Stella||Mr. Fabrizio||Episode: "Paper Route" (1x05)|
|2005–2007, 2019||Veronica Mars||Vinnie Van Lowe||Recurring; 13 episodes|
|2006||Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door||Mark Lucas||TV movie|
|Grey's Anatomy||Brad Ackles||Episode: "17 Seconds" (2x25)|
|2007||The Sarah Silverman Program||Patient #1||Episode: "Joan of Arf"|
|2008||CSI: Miami||Alan Farris||Episode: "You May Now Kill the Bride"|
|2008–2009||Reaper||Tony||Series regular; 9 episodes|
|2008–2016||Childrens Hospital||Dr. Glenn Richie/Just Falcon/Ron Donald/Glenn||Series regular; 69 episodes (also writer)|
|2009||United States of Tara||Mike Connor||Episode: "Possibility"|
|Greek||Camp Leader||Episode: "Take Me Home, Cyprus Rhodes"|
|In the Motherhood||Shep||3 episodes|
|Private Practice||Mr. Larson||Episode: "The Way We Were" (3x02)|
|Californication||Professor David Wilder||Episode: "So Here's the Thing..." (3x07)|
|2009–2010||Party Down||Ronald Wayne "Ron" Donald||Series regular; 20 episodes|
|2012||Happy Endings||Richard "Rick" Rickman||Episode: "The Shrink, The Dare, Her Date and Her Brother" (2x10)|
|The Exes||Brad||Episode: "The Ex Always Rings Twice" (1x10)|
|Key and Peele||Dreadlocked Guy||Episode: "Flicker"|
|The League||Donny 'The Seed' Sedowsky||Episode: "The Tailgate" (4x06)|
|2013||Toy Story of Terror!||Pocketeer (voice)||TV short|
|Eastbound & Down||Guy Young||Recurring (season 4); 8 episodes|
|2013–2019||Drunk History||Various||4 episodes|
|2013–2015||Axe Cop||Flute Cop/Fife Cop
|Series regular; 16 episodes|
|2014||Trophy Wife||Coach Dawson||Episode: "There's No Guy in Team" (1x20) (also director)|
|Bad Teacher||Mike||Episode: "Daddy Issues" (1x02)|
|Uncle Grandpa||Christopher Columbus (voice)||Episode: "1992 Called" (1x27)|
|Play It Again, Dick||Himself||Recurring; 3 episodes|
|2014–2015||Marry Me||Jake Schuffman||Series regular; 18 episodes|
|2015||Togetherness||Craig Weets||Episode: "Family Day" (1x01)|
|Golan the Insatiable||Keith Knudsen Sr. (voice)||Recurring role; 2 episodes|
|Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp||Victor Pulak||Main cast; 5 episodes|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "Ken Marino Wears a Slim Gray Suit and Salmon Tie" (4x27)|
|2015–2017||Life in Pieces||Will||Episodes: "Babe Secret Phone Germs" (1x05) and "#TBT: Y2K Sophia Honeymoon Critter" (2x09)|
|2015–2019||Fresh Off the Boat||Gus||6 episodes|
|2016||Wander Over Yonder||Phil (voice)||Episode: "The Family Reunion/The Rival"|
|Agent Carter||Joseph Manfredi||5 episodes|
|Vinyl||Jackie Jervis||3 episodes|
|House of Lies||Mark Fielder||Episodes: "Creative Destruction Phenomenon" (5x01) and "Game Theory"" (5x02)|
|Family Guy||Dallas Portland (voice)||Episode: "The New Adventures of Old Tom" (14x18)|
|2016, 2019||Brooklyn Nine-Nine||Captain Jason 'C.J.' Stentley||Recurring role; 5 episodes|
|2016–2019||iZombie||Brant Stone||3 episodes|
|Bob's Burgers||Agent Flanley/Jack Conway (voice)||3 episodes|
|2017||Speechless||Ethan||Episode: "V-a-l-Valentine's D-a-Day" (1x14)|
|Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later||Victor Pulak||7 episodes|
|2018||Disjointed||Angelo DeStevens||3 episodes|
|Ghosted||Daniel Jennifer||Episode: "The Article"|
|I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman||John McConnell||Episode: "Ai-jen Poo"|
|2019||Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television||Himself||Episode: "The Office Party"|
|Historical Roasts||Mark Antony||Episode: "Cleopatra"|
|American Dad!||Stu / Professor (voice)||2 episodes|
|Daybreak||Stephen Hoyles||Episode: "MMMMMMM-HMMMMMM"|
|2019–2021||Black Monday||Larry/Lenny Lehmann||Recurring; 16 episodes|
|2019–present||The Other Two||Streeter Peters||Main role|
|2020||Medical Police||Glenn Richie||3 episodes|
|Solar Opposites||Kevin (voice)||Episode: "The P.A.T.R.I.C.I.A. Device"|
|1999||Rock 'n' Roller Coaster||Music Producer||Short film|
|2007–2012||Wainy Days||Director, writer, actor||Web series|
|2012||Krogzilla||Regurgitor/Delivery Guy||Web series|
|2012–2013||Burning Love||Mark Orlando||Web series; 29 episodes (also director and executive producer)|
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- "Ken Marino Interview at". Thecinemasource.com. January 28, 2008. Archived from the original on November 20, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Stulce, Corey (May 2, 2016). "The State Before They Were the State: An Oral History of How the Beloved Sketch Group First Met in College". Vulture.
- "Ken Marino Biography". Tvguide.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
- Ken Marino at IMDb
- Sorokach, Josh (October 19, 2017). "'The Babysitter' Proves That America Needs A Leslie Bibb/Ken Marino 'Cool Parents' Sitcom Pronto". Decider. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Kit, Borys (September 25, 2019). "Judah Lewis Returning for Sequel to Netflix Horror Flick 'The Babysitter' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 18, 2019.
- "The Other Two". Comedy Central. Retrieved September 12, 2021.
- "The Ken Marino Picture page". Superiorpics.com. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
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