Dino Stamatopoulos

Dino Stamatopoulos
Dino Stamatopoulos

Stamatopoulos (center) at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con for TV Funhouse
Born December 14, 1964 (1964-12-14) (age 46)
Norridge, Illinois
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genres Comedy
Black comedy
Notable work(s) Late Night with Conan O'Brien
The Ben Stiller Show
Mr. Show
TV Funhouse
Mad TV
Moral Orel
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.

Stamatopoulos's newest stop motion series Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, currently in its first season on Adult Swim, began airing on June 27, 2010.[1]

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.

Selected filmography

Year Title Role Type of show Character
2010– Mary Shelley's Frankenhole Creator
Executive Producer
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
Lt. Vronchy
Additional voices
2006 Lucky Louie Writer TV Sitcom
2005–2008 Moral Orel Creator
Executive Producer
Animated series Various characters
2004–2005 Tom Goes To The Mayor Writer
Creative Consultant
Animated series
2002–2003 Mad TV Writer Sketch Comedy series
2000–2001 TV Funhouse Writer
Executive Producer
Sketch Comedy series Chickey
Mr. Whiskers
Various characters
1996–2006 Saturday Night Live Writer (TV Funhouse)
Voice Actor
Sketch Comedy series Michael Jackson
1996–1998 Mr. Show with Bob and David Writer
Executive Producer
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
Sketch Actor
Late Night Talk Show Tomari the Ostrich
Kiss-Ass Turkey
Abe Lincoln
Various characters
1992–1993 The Ben Stiller Show Writer Sketch Comedy series


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