Ken Marino is an American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter. He was born on December 19, 1968, in Long Island, New York, to an Italian-American family. He attended West Islip High School in West Islip, New York, and then studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute and Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in New York City. Marino began his career as a cast member on MTV's sketch comedy series The State from 1993 to 1995. He has since starred in a number of television shows, including Party Down (2009-2010), Marry Me (2014-2015), Burning Love (2012-2013), and Childrens Hospital (2008-2016). He has also appeared in films such as Wet Hot American Summer (2001), The Ten (2007), Wanderlust (2012), and Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013-2021). Marino is also a successful voice actor, having voiced characters in the animated films Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), and The Lego Movie (2014). He has also appeared in a number of video games, including Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) and The Simpsons: Hit & Run (2003). Marino is married to actress Erica Oyama, and they have two children together. He is a frequent collaborator with his friend and fellow actor David Wain, and they have worked together on a number of projects, including The State, Wet Hot American Summer, and Childrens Hospital.