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Fast Facts

  • Was a founding member of the sketch-comedy group The State, which was featured in the 1994-95 titular MTV series.
  • Studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and NYU.
  • Costarred in two U.S. TV series, Men Behaving Badly and First Years, that were adaptations of long-running British television shows.
  • Had a recurring role as Prof. Wilder on Dawson's Creek.
  • Made his film debut in 1997's Gattaca.
  • Produced, wrote and starred in 2007's Diggers, a semiautobiographical comedy-drama about Long Island clam diggers in the 1970s.
  • Enjoys horror movies, and has played a demon on Angel and Reaper.


  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: Nominee


  • Erica Oyama — Wife
  • Richard Marino — Father
  • Riley Ken'ichi Marino — Son


  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (BFA in Drama, 1991)

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  • Birth Name: Kenneth Joseph Marino
  • Birth Place: West Islip, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian, Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Composer

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