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Ken Marino



Handsome, dark-haired comedian Ken Marino is one member of the sketch-comedy troupe The State that seems to have broken off from the group in favor of a career in television sitcoms. Born in Long Island, he studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and N.Y.U. before working in touring companies and off-Broadway plays. In the early '90s, he joined up with the gang that would become The State, the hilarious comedy show that aired on MTV from 1994-1995. His good looks and memorable characters (the Talking Hormone and Louie, the guy who's gonna dip his balls in it) earned him many admiring fans. After the show's cancellation, he was cast in the NBC sitcom Men Behaving Badly. (Starring Rob Schneider and Ron Eldard, the short-lived show was an Americanized version of a popular, long-running British series.) Several guest-starring appearances followed, leading to a recurring role as Professor Wilder on the WB's teen drama Dawson's Creek.



Marino made his film debut with a small role in Gattaca, which was followed by several poorly distributed independent comedies (Love Happens, Carlo's Wake, and 101 Ways [The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo]). He also had supporting roles in the more mainstream romantic comedies Tortilla Soup and Joe Somebody. In 2001, he reunited many other members of The State for the teen satire Wet Hot American Summer as sexually desperate camp counselor Victor. Back on NBC, he starred as young San Francisco lawyer Miles Lawton in the series First Years, another short-lived Americanized version of a popular, long-running British TV series. When the show was canceled after a month, he starred in the NBC sitcom Leap of Faith as magazine reporter Andy, best friend of the titular Faith (Sarah Paulson). When this show was canceled after a month, he went back to guest-starring roles on shows like Las Vegas and Rock Me Baby. Projects for 2004 include a leading role in the independent romantic comedy feature Love for Rent opposite Colombian actress Angie Cepeda.



In 2006 he made his feature screenwriting debut with Diggers, and followed that up the next year with the script for The Ten, and had his biggest success to date the year after that with his screenplay for Role Models. He was a regular on the short-lived but highly-respected sitcom Party Down, and in 2012 he wrote and had a superb supporting part in the comedy Wanderlust.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet How to Be a Latin Lover
  • Director
2017
20% The Late Bloomer
  • Actor
2016
32% Masterminds
  • Doug
2016
No Score Yet FML
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet The Second Sound Barrier
  • Actor
2016
76% Goosebumps
  • Coach Carr
2015
69% They Came Together
  • Tommy
2014
79% Veronica Mars
  • Vinnie Van Lowe
2014
60% Bad Milo!
  • Duncan
2013
92% In a World...
  • Gustav
2013
47% We're The Millers
  • Todd - Strip Club Owner
2013
27% Struck by Lightning
  • Dr. Wealer
2013
56% For a Good Time, Call...
  • Harold
2012
20% That's My Boy
  • Screenwriter
2012
60% Wanderlust
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Rick
2012
No Score Yet Burning Love
  • Director
  • Actor
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Wanderlust: Bizarro Cut
  • Screenwriter
  • Actor
  • Producer
2012
No Score Yet Milo
  • Actor
2012
78% Role Models
  • Screenwriter
  • Jim Stansel
2008
70% Diggers
  • Screenwriter
  • Lozo
  • Producer
2007
34% Reno 911!: Miami
  • Deaf Tattoo Artist
2007
37% The Ten
  • Dr Glenn Ritchie
  • Screenwriter
2007
No Score Yet Falling in Love with the Girl Next Door
  • Mark Lucas
2006
No Score Yet Amor en Alquiler
  • Dr. Neil Gardner
2005
32% The Baxter
  • Jack Mechanic
2005
21% Joe Somebody
  • Callie's Boyfriend
2001
74% Tortilla Soup
  • Jeff
2001
32% Wet Hot American Summer
  • Victor
2001
No Score Yet 101 Ways (The Things a Girl Will Do to Keep Her Volvo)
  • Off. Russotelli
2000
No Score Yet The Florentine
  • Chickie
1999
No Score Yet Love Happens
  • Actor
1999
82% Gattaca
  • Sequencing Technician
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Alan Farris
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
  • Panelist
96% iZombie
2015
  • Brant Stone
82% Eastbound & Down
2009-2013
  • Guy Young
92% Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
2015
  • Victor
No Score Yet Greek
2007-2011
  • Actor
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Dawson's Creek
1998-2003
  • Prof. Wilder Professor Wilder Gale Leery
No Score Yet Fresh Off the Boat
2015
  • Gus
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Donny "The Seed" Sedowsky Donny Sedowsky
51% Californication
2007-2014
  • Actor
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
21% Whitney
2011-2013
  • Brian
33% Super Fun Night
2013-2014
  • Director
62% Life in Pieces
2015
  • Will
No Score Yet Children's Hospital
2010
  • Glenn Richie
81% Maron
2013
  • Actor
67% Happy Endings
2011-2013
  • Richard
Monk
2002-2009
  • Lester Highsmith
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Brad
78% Party Down
2009-2010
  • Ron Ron Donald
  • Director
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
88% Marvel's Agent Carter
2015-2016
  • Joseph Manfredi
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Brad
73% Trophy Wife
2013-2014
  • Coach
  • Director
54% Wedding Band
2012-2013
  • Actor
57% Bad Teacher
2014
  • Mike
90% Togetherness
2015-2016
  • Craig
No Score Yet Childrens' Hospital
  • Actor
78% Marry Me
2014-2015
  • Jake
70% Axe Cop
2013-2015
  • Voice
89% Bob's Burgers
2011
  • Voice
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Mr. Larsen
No Score Yet Burning Love
2012-2013
  • Mark Orlando
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
94% Brooklyn Nine-Nine
2013
  • Captain "C.J." Jason Stentley
77% Vinyl
2016
  • Jackie Jervis
No Score Yet Golan The Insatiable
2013-2015
  • Voice
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Actor
19% In the Motherhood
2009
  • Shep

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