Make Me Laugh offered Vic his first TV shot as a solo performer. Then he became a regular performer on The Richard Pryor Show. Through that show, Vic was noticed by Universal Pictures and scored a role as a series regular on the Barbara Eden sitcom, Harper Valley PTA.
Things really started happening from there. Movie parts from Meatball III, The Devil and Max Devlin, Skatetown USA, co-starring Patrick Swayze. Breakfast of Aliens and Martians Go Home were others to name a few.
Although Vic has enjoyed his work in film and television and his recent success as a screenwriter and producer, he continues to tour the country as a top performer in the corporate and comedy club circuit. He also works Vegas where he has opened for Tom Jones, The Righteous Brothers, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops and The Temptations.
Dunlop was born in New York City, but decided to move to California when he was two years old because "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. 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 honed his comedy there. 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 laugh at the absurdity of it all".
Dunlop completed his stint in the Army and after doing a number of odd jobs he started the comedy group "Natural Gas" with his brother and three friends. The improvisational comedy group appeared frequently at the Comedy Store in Hollywood and was, later, hired as the comedy regulars on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert".
Vic is truly a man for all seasons...an actor, comedian, inventor, and entrepreneur. His talent and drive are as endless as his creativity.