- Dino Stamatopoulos
Stamatopoulos (center) at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con for TV Funhouse
Born December 14, 1964
Nationality American Genres Comedy
Notable work(s) Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Ben Stiller Show
The Drinky Crow Show
Mary Shelley's Frankenhole
Notable award(s) Emmy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program
1993 The Ben Stiller Show
Dino Stamatopoulos is an American television comedy writer, actor and producer who has worked on Mr. Show, TV Funhouse, Mad TV, The Dana Carvey Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He is also the creator of the Adult Swim programs Moral Orel and Mary Shelley's Frankenhole.
While at Ridgewood High School (Illinois), Stamatopoulos wrote for his school variety show and was astounded he could get laughs with the material he had written. While attending Columbia College Chicago he performed a duo act with comedian Andy Dick, in which Stamatopoulos played a ventriloquist and Dick played a dummy under the influence of sleeping pills.
Stamatopoulos had written a spec script for a Simpsons episode, just out of love for the show, and Andy convinced him to submit it to The Ben Stiller Show, which got him hired. He met and worked with Bob Odenkirk. After Stiller's show was canceled, he moved to New York and joined the writing staff of Late Night with Conan O'Brien, also with Odenkirk. During the '90s he wrote for Late Show with David Letterman, The Dana Carvey Show and Mr. Show with Bob and David. In 2000 Dino and Robert Smigel pitched Comedy Central a spin-off of Smigel's TV Funhouse SNL cartoons which would be a half-hour sketch comedy show. TV Funhouse premiered on 2000 and was canceled after one season. He later joined the writing staff on Mad TV.
He also worked on Tom Goes to the Mayor with Mr. Show alumnus Bob Odenkirk. He created the stop motion animated series Moral Orel for Adult Swim which premiered on Christmas of 2005 and aired its final episode in December 2008. He also does the voice of Drinky Crow on The Drinky Crow Show.
Since 2009, Stamatopoulos has been appearing in a recurring role as "Star-Burns" on the NBC comedy series Community. He also works as a consultant and contributing writer on the show. He co-wrote the stop motion animation Christmas episode which aired on December 9, 2010.
Year Title Role Type of show Character 2010– Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Creator
Animated series Various characters Yappy Broads Actor Adult Swim Pilot Co-host 2009– Community Recurring Guest
TV Sitcom Star-Burns 2008–2009 The Drinky Crow Show Voice actor Animated series Drinky Crow
2006 Lucky Louie Writer TV Sitcom 2005–2008 Moral Orel Creator
Animated series Various characters 2004–2005 Tom Goes To The Mayor Writer
Animated series 2002–2003 Mad TV Writer Sketch Comedy series 2000–2001 TV Funhouse Writer
Sketch Comedy series Chickey
1996–2006 Saturday Night Live Writer (TV Funhouse)
Sketch Comedy series Michael Jackson 1996–1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David Writer
Sketch Comedy series Various characters 1996–1997 Late Show with David Letterman Writer Late Night Talk Show 1996 The Dana Carvey Show Writer Sketch Comedy series 1993–1999 Late Night with Conan O' Brien Writer
Late Night Talk Show Tomari the Ostrich
1992–1993 The Ben Stiller Show Writer Sketch Comedy series
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program (1975–2000) Specials
1975: John Bradford · Cy Coleman · Bob Wells | 1976: Ann Elder · Christopher Guest · Lorne Michaels · Earl Pomerantz · Jim Rusk · Lily Tomlin · Jane Wagner · Rod Warren · George Yanok | 1977: Buz Kohan · Ted Strauss | 1978: Chevy Chase · Tom Davis · Al Franken · Charles Grodin · Lorne Michaels · Paul Simon · Lily Tomlin · Alan Zweibel
1975: Roger Beatty · Gary Belkin · Dick Clair · Rudy De Luca · Arnie Kogen · Barry Levinson · Jenna McMahon · Gene Perret · Bill Richmond · Ed Simmons | 1976: Anne Beatts · Chevy Chase · Tom Davis · Al Franken · Lorne Michaels · Marilyn Suzanne Miller · Michael O'Donoghue · Herb Sargent · Tom Schiller · Rosie Shuster · Alan Zweibel | 1977: Dan Aykroyd · John Belushi · Tom Davis · James Downey · Al Franken · Lorne Michaels · Marilyn Suzanne Miller · Bill Murray · Michael O'Donoghue · Herb Sargent · Tom Schiller · Rosie Shuster · Alan Zweibel | 1978: Roger Beatty · Dick Clair · Tim Conway · Rick Hawkins · Robert Illes · Jenna McMahon · Gene Perret · Bill Richmond · Liz Sage · Larry Siegel · Franelle Silver · Ed Simmons · James Stein
1979: Alan Alda | 1980: Buz Kohan | 1981: Jerry Juhl · Chris Langham · David Odell | 1982: Jeffrey Barron · Dick Blasucci · John Candy · Chris Cluess · Bob Dolman · Joe Flaherty · Paul Flaherty · Stuart Kreisman · Eugene Levy · Andrea Martin · John McAndrew · Brian McConnachie · Rick Moranis · Catherine O'Hara · Mert Rich · Michael Short · Doug Steckler · Dave Thomas | 1983: Dick Blasucci · John Candy · Bob Dolman · Joe Flaherty · Paul Flaherty · Eugene Levy · Andrea Martin · John McAndrew · Martin Short · Michael Short · Doug Steckler · Mary Charlotte Wilcox | 1984: Chris Elliott · Sanford Frank · Ted Greenberg · David Letterman · Merrill Markoe · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Steve O'Donnell · Joseph E. Toplyn · Matt Wickline · David Yazbek | 1985: Randy Cohen · Kevin Curran · Chris Elliott · Sandy Frank · Eddie Gorodetsky · Fred Graver · Larry Jacobson · David Letterman · Merrill Markoe · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Joe Toplyn · Matt Wickline | 1986: Randy Cohen · Kevin Curran · Chris Elliott · Sandy Frank · Fred Graver · Larry Jacobson · David Letterman · Merrill Markoe · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Steve O'Donnell · Joe Toplyn · Matt Wickline | 1987: Randy Cohen · Kevin Curran · Chris Elliott · Sandy Frank · Fred Graver · Larry Jacobson · David Letterman · Jeff Martin · Gerard Mulligan · Steve O'Donnell · Adam Resnick · Joe Toplyn · Matt Wickline | 1988: Jackie Mason | 1989: John Bowman · A. Whitney Brown · Gregory Daniels · Tom Davis · James Downey · Al Franken · Shannon Gaughan · Jack Handey · Phil Hartman · George Meyer · Lorne Michaels · Mike Myers · Conan O'Brien · Bob Odenkirk · Herb Sargent · Tom Schiller · Robert Smigel · Bonnie Turner · Terry Turner · Christine Zander | 1990 (tie): Billy Crystal | 1990 (tie): Jerry Belson · James L. Brooks · Marc Flanagan · Dinah Kirgo · Jay Kogen · Marilyn Suzanne Miller · Heide Perlman · Ian Praiser · Sam Simon · Tracey Ullman · Wallace Wolodarsky | 1991: Billy Crystal · Hal Kanter · Buz Kohan · David Steinberg · Bruce Vilanch · Robert Wuhl | 1992: No award | 1993: Judd Apatow · Robert Cohen · David Cross · Brent Forrester · Jeff Kahn · Bruce Kirschbaum · Bob Odenkirk · Sultan Pepper · Dino Stamatopoulos · Ben Stiller | 1994: No award | 1995: No award | 1996: David Feldman · Eddie Feldmann · Mike Gandolfi · Tom Hertz · Leah Krinsky · Dennis Miller · Rick Overton | 1997: Chris Rock | 1998: Jose Arroyo · David Feldman · Eddie Feldmann · Jim Hanna · Leah Krinsky · Dennis Miller · David Weiss | 1999: Tom Agna · Vernon Chatman · Louis C.K. · Lance Crouther · Gregory Greenberg · Ali LeRoi · Steve O'Donnell · Chris Rock · Frank Sebastiano · Chuck Sklar · Jeff Stilson · Wanda Sykes · Mike Upchurch | 2000: Eddie Izzard
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