I’m not an actor, I don’t enjoy waiting around for hours on set, I hate when people touch my eyes and neck (make-up department!), I can’t learn lines quickly (yes, even the amount of lines I get), and I don’t need other actors (Joel McHale) asking me why I never got my teeth fixed.
— Dino Stamatopoulos
Dino Stamatopoulos (Konstantinos Stamatopoulos, Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Σταματόπουλος) is an American comedy writer, producer and actor. For three seasons on Community he worked both onscreen playing the role of "Star-Burns" and behind the scenes writing and contributing to various episodes, and acting as a consulting producer on the show. One of the Community episodes he co-wrote was the Season Two Christmas special "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas" whose stop motion animation was provided by his company "Starburns Industries" . Despite his onscreen characters popularity, Dino often expressed his dislike at being an actor in various interviews. Star-Burns was supposedly killed off in the Season Three epsiode "Basic Lupine Urology" but it was later revealed he faked his death in three season finale "Introduction to Finality". After it was announced that Community would return for a fourth season but without Dan Harmon as the showrunner, Stamatopoulos officially left the show as well in solidarity. Dino would later tweet this message on his twitter account:
F*** Sony. I know that they don't care about me, and I don't love acting, but I'd have done the part again ONLY if my friend wanted me to.