Ken Marino

Ken Marino

Highest Rated: 92% In a World ... (2013)

Lowest Rated: 34% Masterminds (2016)

Birthday: Dec 19, 1968

Birthplace: West Islip, New York, USA

Born and raised on Long Island, young Ken Marino divided his time between sports and acting until one of his coaches tried to talk him out of being in the school play. From that point on, Marino devoted his time to acting. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and NYU's Tisch School for the Arts. It was at NYU that he became part of a comedy troupe called The New Group. They soon changed their name to The State, and landed a deal with MTV to create an eponymous sketch comedy show. "The State" (MTV, 1993-95) ran for two years and launched long careers for many of those involved, including Marino. He played guest roles on shows like "Boston Common" (NBC, 1996-97) and "Spin City" (NBC, 1996-2002), before landing a series regular role, replacing outgoing Ron Eldard on season two of "Men Behaving Badly" (NBC, 1996-97), starring Rob Schneider. After that show, Marino continued working regularly as a guest star on shows like "Nash Bridges" (CBS, 1996-2001) and "Will & Grace" (NBC, 1998-2006). Marino reunited with a number of alumni from The State to make the feature "Wet Hot American Summer" (2001), with the mostly 30+ year-old actors playing 18 year-olds to comic effect. The same year he was a series regular on "First Years" (NBC, 2001), a drama following five roommates, all in their first year out of law school. The show didn't last a full season, but Marino continued working, with a recurring role on "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003) and a series regular role on "Leap of Faith" (NBC, 2002), another short-lived series. After another slew of guest roles, notably as private investigator Vinnie Van Lowe on "Veronica Mars" (UPN, 2004-06, The CW, 2006-07), Marino again rejoined many of his sketch comedy pals as a series regular on "Childrens Hospital" (The, 2008; Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, 2010-16), a comedy touchstone for many comedians. Marino starred in "Party Down" (Bravo, 2009-2010), another well-regarded comedy that gave a springboard for a number of comic actors. Netflix decided to reunite The State crew for "Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" (Netflix, 2015), a prequel series, with the now even older actors playing even younger than the first film, and then "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" (Netflix, 2017). His feature directorial debut, "Dog Days" (2018), was written by his wife Erica Oyama and featured a number of comedians from his sketch troupe. In 2019, Marino premiered as a series regular on "The Other Two" (Comedy Central, 2019-), a well-reviewed family comedy, and played dual roles as the Lehman brothers on David Caspe's dark 1980s-set comedy "Black Monday" (Showtime 2019- ).

Highest rated movies

In a World ...
Veronica Mars
Goosebumps Role Models
Tortilla Soup
They Came Together Wanderlust




48% 60% The Babysitter: Killer Queen Dad (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 50% The Sleepover Ron (Character) - 2020
62% 76% Dog Days Director $6.8M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dog Days Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Par amour des chiens Director - 2018
39% 61% How to Be a Latin Lover Director $32.1M 2017
No Score Yet 88% FML Unknown (Character) - 2016
34% 35% Masterminds Doug Jeffcoat (Character) $17.3M 2016
78% 62% Goosebumps Coach Carr (Character) $80.1M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Burning Love 3: Burning Down the House Unknown (Character),
- 2014
No Score Yet 89% Burning Love 2 Director,
- 2014
69% 39% They Came Together Tommy (Character) - 2014
79% 78% Veronica Mars Vinnie Van Lowe (Character) $3.3M 2014
58% 41% Milo Duncan (Character) - 2013
92% 71% In a World ... Gustav (Character) $3.0M 2013
49% 72% We're the Millers Todd (Character) $150.4M 2013
57% 53% For a Good Time, Call ... Harold (Character) $1.2M 2012
59% 39% Wanderlust Rick (Character),
$17.3M 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jeffie Was Here Roger (Character) - 2010
77% 74% Role Models Jim Stansel (Character),
$67.3M 2008
35% 40% The Ten Dr. Glenn Richie (Character),
$766.5K 2007
70% 57% Diggers Lozo (Character),
- 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duncan Removed Ben (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 12% Falling in Love With the Girl Next Door Mark Lucas (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 77% Love for Rent Dr. Neil Gardner (Character) - 2005
74% 71% Tortilla Soup Jeff (Character) $4.4M 2001
38% 75% Wet Hot American Summer Victor (Character) $292.1K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet 101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo) Officer Russotelli (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Happens Mike Parker (Character) - 1999


100% 63% The Great North Poppa Paul (Guest Voice) 2021
94% 83% The Other Two Streeter (Character) 2019 2021
69% 77% Black Monday Unknown (Character) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2020
92% 75% Medical Police Glenn (Character) 2020
94% 78% Fresh Off the Boat Gus (Guest Star) 2015-2019
91% 87% Bob's Burgers Becket (Guest Voice) 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Historical Roasts Mark Antony (Guest Star) 2019
95% 87% Brooklyn Nine-Nine "C.J." Jason Stentley (Guest Star) 2016 2019
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The $100,000 Pyramid Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Tell the Truth Guest 2017
No Score Yet 68% Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Victor Kulak (Character) 2017
82% 69% The Gong Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet 78% Speechless Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 87% Life in Pieces Will (Guest Star) 2015 2017
No Score Yet 84% Childrens Hospital Glenn Richie (Character) 2010-2013 2015-2016
91% 67% iZombie Brandt Stone (Guest Star) 2016
86% 77% Marvel's Agent Carter Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2015
84% 71% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Victor Kulak (Character) 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Golan the Insatiable Keith Knudson Sr. (Voice) 2015
70% 50% Axe Cop Flute Cop (Voice) 2013 2015
78% 69% Marry Me Jake (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Infomercials Director 2014
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2014
No Score Yet 83% The Goldbergs Director 2014
56% 38% Bad Teacher Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
76% 81% Trophy Wife Coach Dawson (Guest Star),
No Score Yet 83% Burning Love Mark Orlando (Character),
Executive Producer
32% 61% Super Fun Night Director 2013-2014
91% 91% Eastbound & Down Guy Young (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2012-2013
54% 62% Wedding Band Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
81% 82% The League Donny 'The Seed' Sedowsky (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet 66% The Exes Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
76% 85% Happy Endings Richard Rickamn (Guest Star) 2012
21% 43% Whitney Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
93% 99% Party Down Ron Donald (Character) 2009-2010
57% 77% Californication David Wilder (Guest Star) 2009
51% 81% Private Practice Darren Larsen (Guest Star) 2009
16% 0% In the Motherhood Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
80% 62% Reaper Unknown (Guest Star) 2008-2009
75% 65% Greek Camp Leader (Guest Star) 2009
85% 85% United States of Tara Mike Connor (Guest Star) 2009
86% 81% RENO 911! Unknown (Guest Star) 2003 2005 2008
No Score Yet 61% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
91% 78% Veronica Mars Vinnie Van Lowe (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
83% 83% NYPD Blue Det. Gerard Donnelly (Guest Star) 2004
91% 88% Monk Lester Highsmith (Guest Star) 2004
9% No Score Yet Rock Me Baby Unknown (Guest Star) 2003-2004
No Score Yet 100% What I Like About You Dr. Brad Turner (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 95% Charmed Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
54% No Score Yet Haunted Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
40% No Score Yet Leap of Faith Andy (Character) 2002
No Score Yet 80% Dawson's Creek Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet First Years Miles Lawton (Character) 2001
No Score Yet 87% Will & Grace Mark (Guest Star) 2000
59% No Score Yet Falcone Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet 90% Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
7% No Score Yet Conrad Bloom Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Behaving Badly Steve Cochran (Character) 1997
68% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
83% No Score Yet The State Unknown (Character)
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE STARZ: Party Down Ron Donald (Character)