Ken Marino

Ken Marino was a cast member on MTV’s The State and on the Starz comedy Party Down. He currently co-stars on the Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital.

Ken Marino was born in West Islip, New York to an Italian family. He studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. 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. Marino co-starred with Rob Schneider in the second season of Men Behaving Badly. He had a recurring role as Prof. Wilder on the TV series Dawson’s Creek  and in You Wrote It, You Watch It. 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 a cast member in the beloved but short-lived Starz original series Party Down. He also starred as a gay demon on the TV series Reaper. He currently plays Dr. Glenn Richie in the satirical television series Childrens Hospital.

Marino also made guest appearances in Will & Grace, Angel, Reno 911!, Stella, Grey’s Anatomy, Monk and Private Practice. Film work includes 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. Marino wrote the screenplay for Diggers, 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. Marino and Wain most recently wrote the screenplay for the recently released Wanderlust starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston. Look for his new web series, Burning Love, a fun take on The Bachelor, coming soon!


Party Down with Party Down
Saturday, February 9th, 4pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club

SF Sketchfest Tribute to Childrens Hospital
Saturday, February 9th, 8pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club

Don’t Let The Comedians Do Story Time!
Sunday, February 10th, 11am, Kanbar Hall at the JCCSF

An Afternoon with Burning Love
Sunday, February 10th, 4pm, Cobb’s Comedy Club