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Ken Marino
Born December 19, 1968 (1968-12-19) (age 41)
West Islip, New York

Kenneth Joseph Marino[1] (born December 19, 1968) is an American comedian, a film and television actor, producer and screenwriter.

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Early life and TV career

Marino was born in West Islip, New York into an Italian family to Kenneth Joseph Marino.[2] He studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYC). 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] 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 gay demon on the TV series Reaper.

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, and in Grey's Anatomy season two.

Film

Marino starred in 2004's Love for Rent. He can also be seen as a music producer/board operator in the film that accompanies Rock 'n' Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios. He has recently 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.

Screenwriting

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.

Personal Life

Marino is married to actress/writer Erica Oyama (born 1981)[4] and together they have a son, Riley Ken'ichi Marino.[5]

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