Dan Marino

Dan Marino awed American football fans in 1984 by burning down passing records, throwing for 317 yards a game for the Miami Dolphins and signaling the advent of one of the most prolific quarterback careers the National ... Read more »
Born: 09/14/1961 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Filmography

Actor (15)

Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside the NFL 1977 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

CBS at 75: A Primetime Celebration 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Dave Barry's Complete Guide to Guys 2004 (Movie)

(cameo) (Actor)

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

NFL Stories: Straight From the Heart 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 1999 (Tv Show)

Voice

Holy Man 1998 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

The Magic School Bus 1994 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

ABC's Monday Night Football Mania! 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

NBC Saturday Sports Showcase 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Shanghai Hotel 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Dan Marino awed American football fans in 1984 by burning down passing records, throwing for 317 yards a game for the Miami Dolphins and signaling the advent of one of the most prolific quarterback careers the National Football League would ever see. Marino continued the long line of talent to emerge from blue-collar Pennsylvania and became a four-year starter and All-American at the University of Pittsburgh. Drafted by Miami in 1983, he became a starter mid-season and made his first Pro Bowl at season's end. Few could anticipate his sophomore campaign, however, as he led a high-powered Dolphins passing attack and became the first NFL quarterback to top 5,000 passing yards in a season on the way to his only Super Bowl appearance. Though he would never win the big bowl, he would keep the Dolphins a playoff team through much of his 17-year career, even as he rewrote NFL records in nearly every passing category. He retired in 2000 but went on to a high-profile career as a football analyst for HBO and CBS. One of the NFL's great clutch performers ¬- a record holder with 36 4th quarter comeback victories - Marino remained one of the most potent and efficient offensive weapons in the history of the game.

EDUCATION

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1979 - 1982

Milestones

2012

Named AARP's Men’s Life Ambassador

2005

Elected into Pro Football Hall of Fame

2005

Served as analyst for CBS Sunday pregame show "The NFL Today"

2004

Returned to Miami Dolphins as Senior Vice President of Football Operations; resigned from position only three weeks later

2003

Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

2001

Hosted HBO's "Inside the NFL"

2000

Jersey number 13 retired

2000

Made cameo in "Little Nicky," starring Adam Sandler

1999

Retired from professional football

1999

Guest starred on "The Simpsons" (Fox)

1998

Co-owned NASCAR Winston Cup racing team with driver Bill Elliott

1994

Played himself in "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective," starring Jim Carrey

1992

With wife Claire Veazey, established Dan Marino Foundation for children with neurodevelopment disabilities

1984

Named National Football League MVP

1983

Was first draft pick in history of United States Football League, selected by the Los Angeles Express; did not sign with Los Angeles, but instead joined defending AFC Champions Miami Dolphins

1979

During senior year of high school, was selected by Kansas City Royals in Major League Baseball draft and named Parade All-American as a quarterback

Bonus Trivia

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On April 27, 2008, Marino received an honorary doctorate degree in broadcast journalism from his alma mater the University of Pittsburgh.

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