Actor/comedian/entrepreneur Vic Dunlop was born
in New York City, but decided to move to California
when he was two years old. "I had to get out...the
pressure was just too much"
Vic attributes his success in comedy to three major
influences--his father, Catholic school , and the
Army. His father, Vic Dunlop, Sr. (stage name: Victor
Marko) is a successful character actor whom Vic
caught the acting bug from at an early age. "I
watched him suffer", Vic recounts lovingly,
and said, "That's what I Want to do too, dad!"
Vic attended Catholic school and credits the strict
disipline of the nuns as good preparation for his
stint in the Army...and Vietnam.
At age 19 Vic was drafted into the Army and itw
was there that he honed his comedy. Vic thought
that his "slight obesity" and flat feet
would spare him a junket to Vietnam, buth the Army
happily accomodated him . As a result, he was sent
to the Army "fat farm". "We were
forced to wear pink armbands to separate us from
the skinnier recruits. I learned to laught at the
absurdity of it all".
Dunlop completed his stint in the Army and was
offereed a future as an accountant with an oil company.
After two months he bailed out. "It was just
too tie and jacket for me". After doing a number
of odd jobs he stated a comedy group with his brother
and three friends. Called "Natural Gas",
this improvisational comedy group appeared frequently
at the Comedy Store in Hollywood and was, later,
hired as the comedy regulars on "Don Kirshner's
Vic next won 3rd place in the Los Angeles Stand-Up
competition and landed a two year deal with "Make
Vic has appeared in "Meatballs II", "The
Devil and Max Devlin", and "Skateboard
USA". He is truly a man for all seasons...an
actor, comedian, inventor, and entrepreneur. His
talent and drive are as endless as his creativity.