1. His real name is Dino Stamatopoulos.
AKA super Greek.
2. In college, he was in a comedy duo with Andy Dick.
3. His 13 year old daughter does voiceovers, too!
My daughter Tigger does the voice(s) of Shapey and Block. Shapey’s “alone” line represents growth on his part. Was going to show it in …
4. Dino’s first major writing job was for The Ben Stiller Show in 1992.
He got the job by sending in a fan-script of a Simpsons episode.
5. He cites some of his biggest comedy influences as The Marx Brothers and Monty Python.
6. He was one of the minds behind SNL’s TV Funhouse
7. Dino has written, acted and produced for shows including Mr. Show, MADtv, Moral Orel, and Late With Conan O’Brian.
8. He owns a stop-motion studio called “Starburn Industries.”
They helped create the stop-motion episode of “Community” and the Adult swim show “Frankenhole”.
9. He was the voice of Drinky Crow on “The Drinky Crow Show.”
10. He is currently working on a graphic novel called “TRENT” that will hopefully be released next year.
He’s said that it will not only be a musical in comic form, but also very reminiscent of his cult show Moral Orel. We can’t wait!
He’s the creator of a new late night cartoon on FOX Animation Domination High-Def called High School USA!
It’s supposedly inspired by Archie comics…but with a Dino twist. He’s said about his relationship with the show that “All my characters have a little bit of me in them, except the nice ones.”