Dino Stamatopoulos
American screenwriter and comedian
Dino Stamatopoulos
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. Stamatopoulos also currently plays the recurring role of "Star-Burns" on the NBC comedy series Community.
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‘Anomalisa,’ a Stop-Motion Feature at MoMA
NYTimes - over 1 year
Dino Stamatopoulos and both the fellow “Moral Orel” alumnus Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman meld melancholy and wonder into this animated world.
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Dan Harmon's Next Project Is ...
Popeater - over 4 years
"Can you imagine the unique world of Charlie Kaufman, realized in stop-motion, without the influence of the Hollywood studio system?" asks a sweater-wearing animated character in the Kickstarter trailer for "Anomalisa." If the Oscar-winning Kaufman and ousted "Community" executive producer Dan Harmon raise $200,000 over the next 59 days, you most certainly will. In what amounts to the most crazy-amazing story of the week -- and perhaps entire summer? -- the New York Observer's BetaBeat blog points out that Kaufman and Harmon have created a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new stop-motion animation film. "Anomalisa" -- produced by Starburns Industries, so named for executive producer Dino Stamatopoulos' character on "Community" -- will focus on a "celebrated motivational speaker" at the end of his rope. That changes when he meets a girl who makes him "willing to abandon everything and everyone, including his own family, and escape with her to a better life." "As many of you ...
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'Community' Death: They Really Killed Off ...
The Wrap - almost 5 years
(Spoiler alert: Don't read this if you don't want to hear about "Basic Lupine Urology," Thursday night's episode of NBC's "Community.") Producers had promised a member of the Greendale community would bite the dust on "Community" this season, and in Thursday's episode it happened: R.I.P. Star-Burns. The, ahem, mature college student -- real name: Alex Osbourne -- was the campus drug dealer who rocked a top hat and the star-shaped sideburns that earned him his nickname. And it was his career that killed him, as a DIY meth lab exploded in the trunk of his car. Also read: 'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito Visits 'Community' Actor Dino Stamatopoulos, who plays -- er, played -- Star-Burns, is also a consulting producer and writer on the show, so he won't be completely M.I.A. from "Community" action. But Star-Burns and his memorable facial fur will get a sendoff in next week's episode, "Course Listing Unavailable," when the Greendale gang holds a funeral in -- where el ...
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Why So Serious, Dana Gould? - Reverb
Google News - over 5 years
... writing and performing on Fox's groundbreaking “Ben Stiller Show” with Stiller, future “Mr. Show” figureheads David Cross and Bob Odenkirk and a who's-who of the comedy landscape (Judd Apatow, Janeane Garofalo, Dino Stamatopoulos, Andy Dick, etc.)
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Comedy, Licensing, Global Marketing in the Mix at TV Animation Festival - mediacaster
Google News - over 5 years
Kicking off the second day of TAC will be a keynote by American comedy writer, actor and producer Dino Stamatopoulos, who has worked on such projects as Mr. Show, TV Funhouse, Mad TV, The Dana Carvey Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night
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'The Wire' and other shows that deserve an encore - MLive.com
Google News - over 5 years
and Dino Stamatopoulos, among others. “The Ben Stiller Show” (1990-'91) -- An equally strong comedy lineup (Stiller, Bob Odenkirk, David Cross, Janeane Garofalo, Judd Apatow) failed to land this one-season MTV sketch show the audience it deserved
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Fall schedule news: Adult Swim announces three new shows as an excuse to throw ... - A.V. Club Chicago
Google News - almost 6 years
Also coming back: Mongo Wrestling Alliance returns on June 19, while the Dino Stamatopoulos-created Mary Shelley's Frankenhole will debut its second season in the spring of 2012. And of course, as previously reported, the recently debuted Aqua Teen
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'Community' recap: A fistful of paintballs - Los Angeles Times
Google News - almost 6 years
But first, leave all guns -– and drugs -– with Deputy Star-Burns (Dino Stamatopoulos). It's your typical western saloon -– a tinkling piano, a card game, a dance hall gal (and guy) -- with Pierce running the show. Over Twinkies and a nice Hawaiian
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'Community' Cast Talks About Josh Holloway, Crazy Costumes & Paintball (VIDEO) - TV Squad
Google News - almost 6 years
I hit the set to interview stars Joel McHale, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Jim Rash and Dino Stamatopoulos (Starburns!) amid the post-paintball destruction. "There's everything in this episode," Brie teases
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TELEVISION; Holy Satire! Faith-Based Mockery
NYTimes - almost 10 years
''THE Crusades took place during the Dark Ages, which was a very pious and righteous time during our history,'' explains a teacher on a recent episode of the religious family satire ''Moral Orel.'' ''Then the Renaissance came along and ruined everything when artists started taking the clothes off all their paintings.'' Now in its second season,
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Still Goofy, Still Sharp
NYTimes - about 20 years
Who is the real David Letterman? Here are some clues from his official video biography. Alec Baldwin, more in sorrow than in anger, reveals: ''Dave is, in fact, one of the Baldwin brothers. When we found out he was going to go into show business, we asked him if he wouldn't mind performing under a different name.'' Mia Farrow says in exasperation,
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dino Stamatopoulos
    FORTIES
  • 2012
    Age 47
    A long-time fan of radio personality Steve Dahl, Stamatopoulos hosted a podcast, Sorry About Everything, from May 2012 until June 2013 on Dahl's Steve Dahl Network.
    More Details Hide Details Stamatopoulos is divorced and has one daughter.
  • 2005
    Age 40
    His stop motion animated series Moral Orel premiered on Adult Swim on Christmas 2005 and aired for three seasons, airing its final episode in December 2008; a followup special aired in 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Following Moral Orel, Stamatopoulos created Mary Shelley's Frankenhole, a stop motion series, for Adult Swim. It ran for two seasons from 2010 to 2012. Stamatopoulos was a writer and producer on the NBC sitcom Community. He also played the recurring role of Alex "Star-Burns" Osbourne, a character whose nickname derived from his large star-shaped sideburns and his tendency to define himself by them.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2000
    Age 35
    In 2000 Stamatopoulos and Robert Smigel pitched Comedy Central a spin-off of Smigel's TV Funhouse cartoons (which were appearing singly as animated shorts on Saturday Night Live episodes) as a half-hour sketch comedy show.
    More Details Hide Details The standalone TV Funhouse show premiered on 2000 but was canceled after one season. He later joined the writing staff on Mad TV. Stamatopoulos worked as a creative consultant and contributing writer on the first season of Tom Goes to the Mayor, with Tim & Eric and Bob Odenkirk. He also provided the voice of Drinky Crow on The Drinky Crow Show, which aired for one season on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on December 14, 1964.
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