Ken Marino

Ken Marino


12/19/1968, West Islip, New York, USA

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  • Ken Marino stars as Ron in Party Down.
  • Ken Marino stars as Ron in Party Down.
  • Lizzy Caplan stars as Casey, Adam Scott ...
  • Adam Scott stars as Henry and Ken Marino...
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Ken Marino, who is best known for his work as a comedian, is an American screenwriter and actor on TV and film. He has divided his time writing comedy sketches, TV scripts, and movie screenplays and appearing in various TV shows and movies. Ken was born and raised…more


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    • Ken: (on the cast of "The Ten") Everybody embraced the project before even showing up to the shoot, and I think that's an unusual thing, and something that in hindsight we really value.

    • Ken: Writing more sketchy stuff or writing more serious stuff is equally as fun to me. I don't like one more than the other.

    • Ken: I want to create with my friends who are extremely talented. If something great comes out of it, awesome. If something good comes out of it, fine. If something not great comes out of it, I still have the experience of working with great, creative people.

    • Ken: My big theory is that comedy is a lot like porno now: there's something out there for everyone.

    • Ken: I've worked with actors who have no respect for writers and just cross things out and say, 'I'm not saying that! It's stupid!' I say, 'Try it, try saying the line first. Maybe there's value to the line, and you're just not seeing it, so give it a shot'.

    • Ken: ('this town' being Hollywood) The one thing I always talk about is that the writer, especially in this town, is God. He's the guy giving you the words so respect the text, play the text, commit to the text and if the text isn't ultimately working, the writer's going to change it.

    • Ken: (on his script writing) I always want to cut the saccharine with something. Maybe that's because of my sketch comedy background or the type of writing I've done before, which is mostly sketch, but I always want to put a 'But' in, or cut the sweetness. I think that only makes the drama of your storytelling more powerful.

  • If it's possible.

    I see Kevin everywhere, in a lot of my favorite shows and others. Dawson's Creek, Angel, and Charmed just to name a few and I adore him. But I think he needs to stop with these guest roles, though they are a joy, and step into something more solid. He's a great actor and really knows how to play the sensitive male type, which he has had plenty of chances to do. But I want to see him in more roles and as different character. I think he has the skill and the experience to do so.moreless