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Also Known As: Kenneth Joseph Marino Died:
Born: December 19, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: West Islip, New York, USA Profession: screenwriter, actor, director, comedian, producer

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Despite his accomplished dramatic credits and serious training at the Lee Strasberg Institute (even scoring the Strasberg Studio Award), handsome, dark-haired actor Ken Marino was best known to many in the MTV generation as a member of the network's zany sketch comedy series "The State" (1994-95). The Long Island-born performer studied drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and at the Circle Rep Summer School of the Arts in addition to his other training. Marino got his feet wet with school productions of "Pippin" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs" while post-graduation, he could be seen in the touring company of "A Few Good Men" and the Off-Broadway adaptation of "Valley of the Dolls" (1996).

Despite his accomplished dramatic credits and serious training at the Lee Strasberg Institute (even scoring the Strasberg Studio Award), handsome, dark-haired actor Ken Marino was best known to many in the MTV generation as a member of the network's zany sketch comedy series "The State" (1994-95). The Long Island-born performer studied drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and at the Circle Rep Summer School of the Arts in addition to his other training. Marino got his feet wet with school productions of "Pippin" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs" while post-graduation, he could be seen in the touring company of "A Few Good Men" and the Off-Broadway adaptation of "Valley of the Dolls" (1996).

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 Loomis Fargo (2015)
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 Veronica Mars (2014)
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 Wanderlust (2012)
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 Role Models (2008)
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 Ten, The (2007)
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 Reno 911: Miami (2007)
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 Diggers (2006)
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1988:
Formed the comedy troupe 'The New Group' (later renamed 'The State')
1992:
Wrote, produced and starred in sketches for the MTV series "You Wrote It, You Watch It" hosted by Jon Stewart
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Acted in the national stage company tour of "A Few Good Men"
1993:
Member of a comedy troupe on the MTV sketch comedy series' "The State"
1995:
Featured in "The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special" (CBS)
1996:
Guest starred on an episode of "Spin City" (ABC)
1996:
Featured in the acclaimed off-Broadway adaptation of "Valley of the Dolls" at Circle in the Square Downtown
1997:
Joined the cast of "Men Behaving Badly" (NBC) during second season; replaced former lead Ron Eldard
1998:
Appeared on the short-lived NBC sitcom "Conrad Bloom"
1999:
Co-starred in the independent feature "Love Happens"
2000:
Cast in a recurring role on the mob themed CBS series "Falcone" as Sammy Coke Bottles
2001:
Played an adventure counselor in the summer camp-set independent comedy "Wet Hot American Summer"
2001:
Briefly appeared as the boyfriend of one of the trio of sisters in "Tortilla Soup"
2001:
Played a professor who becomes romantically involved with Joey (Katie Holmes) on The WB series "Dawson's Creek"
2002:
Co-starred on the NBC sitcom "Leap of Faith"
2005:
Had a recurring role on "Veronica Mars" (UPN/CW) as private detective Vinnie Van Lowe
2007:
With David Wain, co-wrote "The Ten," an anthology comedy comprised of ten vignettes inspired by the ten commandments
2007:
Wrote the screenplay for "Diggers," a coming-of-age film set in mid-1970s Long Island
2008:
Cast in a supporting role as a gay demon on The CW series "Reaper"
2008:
Co-wrote with David Wain and Paul Rudd the comedy feature "Role Models"; Rudd also starred
2012:
Once again collaborated with Wain in screenplay for "Wanderlust," starring Rudd and Jennifer Aniston; also appeared in film and produced
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Education

New York University: New York , New York -
The Lee Strasberg Institute: New York , New York -

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