Biography: Dan Marino

Real Name: Daniel Constantine Marino Jr.

Occupation: Sports Commentator, Journalist and Voice Actor

Date of Birth: September 15, 1961

How old is Dan Marino: 56 years

Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

How Tall is Dan Marino: 6′ 4″ (1.93 m)

Nationality: American

Family: He is the son of Dan Marino Sr. and Veronica Marino, and has two younger sisters named Cindi and Debbie.

Wife: He is married to Claire Veazey of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania at St. Regis Roman Catholic Church, since 30th January 1985.

Children: He is the father to six children named Daniel Charles born on 4 September 1986, Michael Joseph born on 18 May 1988, Joseph Donald born on 26 July 1989 and Alexandra Claire.

Dan Marino Facts:

Dan Marino did his schooling at Central Catholic High School in Pittsburgh, it was there that he started playing baseball.

He played for Miami Dolphins from 1983 to 1999 and is known as one of the greatest quarterbacks in American football history.

He has been  in the Pro Bowl 9 times  that is in 1983–1987, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995.

Dan was the NFL Rookie of the Year in 1983 and was honored with NFL Most Valuable Player in 1984.

He is also a philanthropist and has created the ‘Dan Marino Foundation’ for the benefit of the youth charities of South Florida.

His son, Michael, was diagnosed with autism so Marino and his wife established ‘The Dan Marino Foundation’ in 1992.

On The Sporting News list, Marino was ranked 27th of the 100 greatest football players in the year 1999.

He also joined the joined the Dolphins Honor Roll on September 17, 2000. he was inducted in College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

In 2005, Don Marino was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He also acted in comedy movie named “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” along with Jim Carrey and Courteney Cox in 1994 and is also seen in “Little Nicky”, a film by Adam Sandler.

Dan Marino Quotes:

“I’m getting married because I’m in love with a girl and want to spend my life with her. You can’t live your life doing what other people want you to or you’ll be miserable. At some point you just have to be yourself.”

“I’ve been a Dolphin for 17 years, and I’ll be a Dolphin for the rest of my life. That will never change.”

“You can do more, you can always do more.”

“Sure, the home-field is an advantage – but so is having a lot of talent.”

“I think I have a passion for playing the game. I love to play, and I want to play at a high level. You have to do the right things in order to continue at that level”

“As a team, you need to come from behind every once in awhile just to do it. Good for the attitude. It makes it exciting. And when everybody knows you have to throw it… that makes it fun too.”

Dan Marino Filmography:

  • The Dan Patrick Show (2017)
  • The Simpsons (1999)
  • The Magic School Bus (1996)
  • Hootie & the Blowfish: Only Wanna Be with You (1995)
  • Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

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