Ken Marino is a versatile entertainer. He is not only an actor, but also a comedian, screenwriter and film director. He rose to fame in the early ’90s; thanks to his dual roles as actor and writer in the television shows; You wrote it, you watch it , and The State He is also known for his role in Children’s Hospital and Party Down Marino is also active on the big screen, writing and acting in numerous films including Role Models , Wanderlust and more. We take you through the highlights of his highly successful career as well as facts about his personal life.
Ken Marino Bio
Marino was born Kenneth Joseph Marino on the 19th day of September 1968 in Long Island, New York. He is of Italian descent. Marino received his education at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and later at the Lee Strasberg Institute in Manhattan, New York. Marino began his entertaining career professionally in 1992 and it didn’t take long for his work to gain traction. He co-founded a comedy troupe on the MTV sketch comedy series The State, a series that was quite a hit.
He was both a writer and a regular series actor on the series, which lasted until 1995. His next big appearance was a series regular on the second season of the NBC sitcom. Men who misbehave In 1997, Ken Marino made his feature film debut in a small part sci-fi film, Gattaca
The new millennium began for Marino with success on both the small and big screen. He became more visible in feature films, appearing in films such as Wet Hot American Summer , Tortilla Soup , and Joe Somebody On television, he had a recurring role on Dawson’s Creek
In the mid-2000s, Ken Marino had a recurring role on Veronica Mars He reprized his role in the 2014 feature film Children’s Hospital , which premiered in 2008, exposed him to a wider audience. The show was a huge hit for 7 seasons before ending in 2016. Between the show’s seasons, Marino picked up other appearances, most notably a recurring role on Ax Cop , Marry Me , and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Other popular shows Marino has starred in include: NYPD Blue , CSI: Miami , Grim Reaper , Private Practice , House of Lies , iZombie, and many others.
In recent years, Ken Marino has expanded his repertoire to include directing. He directed the films; How to be a Latino Lover (2017) and Dog Days (2018).
Wealth (income and earnings)
Ken Marino has been quite successful in his career. He’s able to increase his paycheck thanks to his non-acting roles. His net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.
Ken Marino’s wife, children and family
Ken Marino is married to Erica Oyama in Love Burning , a web series directed and produced by Marino. Oyama was born on March 28, 1981 and hails from Birmingham, Alabama. However, she has Asian roots. The couple married on October 8, 2005 and have collaborated on many projects since then.
Marino’s wife got her first break as part of the show’s writers, Children’s Hospital After working behind the scenes with Marino a few times, Oyama gained a lot of experience and when Marino landed a role in Children’s Hospital alongside his wife, he also got a writing part. The couple wrote a script for the show’s first season, which was accepted.
Oyama got her main break with Burning Love The show was a parody of the reality TV series, The Bachelor which is one of her favorites. The show first aired as a web series before going to television. It aired for 3 seasons and 42 episodes and received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class in 2013.
Oyama wrote and produced a series in association with Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, which was purchased by FOX Network. Universal bought their feature film, My Time
Aside from writing, Oyama is also good at acting. She played Breem Bensen in the 2007 film, The Ten She also played the small but memorable role of flight attendant #3 on an episode of Children’s Hospital
Ken Marino and his wife have two children, a son named Riley Ken’ichi Marino and a daughter named Ruby Marino.