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Ken Marino Biography

Birth Name:
Kenneth Joseph Marino
Birth Place:
West Islip, New York, United States
Actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, composer

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


  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs: nominated


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