Ed Marinaro was the all-time leading rusher in Cornell and Ivy-League history. He established eight NCAA career records as a tailback at Cornell, and he was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy.
He was a running back for the Jets, Seahawks and Vikings, and played in the Super Bowl.
He's acted on the classic TV series "Hill Street Blues," and on dozens of film and television projects, playing everyone from Laverne's cousin on "Laverne and Shirley" to Joey Buttafuoco.
In his spare time he has played in celebrity golf tournaments across the United States for various important charities.
He's also a spokesman for CHARACTER COUNTS! -- a nationwide nonprofit initiative to support nonpartisan, nonsectarian character education and help young people develop the basics of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.
Born: March 31, 1951, New York City, New York, USA
Education: New Milford High School, Class of 1968; Cornell University, Class of 1972
In his three seasons as Cornell's tailback (1969-70-71), Marinaro set an NCAA season record of 1881 yards and a season per-game average of 209.0. His career average of 174.6 is also an NCAA record. Overall he established eight NCAA career records and tied another, six NCAA single-season records and three other NCAA records.
Ed won the national triple-crown in 1971-rushing, all-purpose running and scoring, each based on game-average. All-purpose running includes pass receiving and kick returning. He averaged 214.7 yards with 51 on pass receptions.
In the 24th game of his 27-game career, against Columbia at Ithaca, he broke Steve Owens' all-time career rushing record of 3867 yards, set in 1969, by gaining 272 yards for a total of 4132-the first player to go over the 4000 mark in three seasons. He finished up with 4715.
He holds 12 Ivy League records, including career and season rushing yardage (3391 and 1375), carries (707 and 275), touchdowns (36 and 16) and points scored (224 and 100). In the Ivy League, he became the first non-passer ever to win the total offense title with an average of 196.4 yards in 1971.
He was inducted into the National Football Foundation's College Football Hall of Fame in December 1991.
A Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story (1999) (TV) .... Coach Jack Farkus
"Oh Grow Up" (1999) TV Series .... Sal
The Protector (1999) .... John Templeton
Catch Me If You Can (aka Hide and Seek) (1998) (TV) .... Captain Morris Bernasky
Doomsday Rock (aka Cosmic Shock) (1997) (TV) .... Paul, FBI Agent
"Champs" (1996) TV Series .... Vince Mazzilli
Deadly Web (1996) (TV) .... Jones
Panic in the Skies! (1996) (TV) .... Brett Young
National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (1995) .... Actor playing Frank Musso
Dancing with Danger (1994) (TV) .... Derek Lidor
Passport to Murder (1993) (TV) .... Hank McKay
Lethal Lolita - Amy Fisher: My Story (1992) (TV) .... Joey Buttafuoco
"Sisters" (1991) TV Series .... Mitch Margolis (1991-1994)
Queens Logic (1991) .... Jack
Menu for Murder (aka Murder at the P.T.A. Luncheon) (1990) (TV) .... Detective Joe Russo
The Diamond Trap (1988) (TV) .... Brendan
Sharing Richard (1988) (TV) .... Dr. Richard Bernowski
Shades of Love: The Emerald Tear (1988) (TV) .... Edward DeCoursey
Tonight's the Night (aka The Game of Love) (1987) (TV) .... Hayden Fox
Dead Aim (1987) .... Malcolm "MACE" Douglas
Policewoman Centerfold (1983) (TV) .... Nick Velano
Born Beautiful (1982) (TV) .... Doug Trainer
"Hill Street Blues" (1981) TV Series .... Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986)
"Dynasty" (1981) TV Series .... Creighton Boyd
The Gong Show Movie (1980) .... Man In Locker Room
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) TV Series .... Sonny St. Jacques (1980-81)
Fingers (1978) .... Gino
Notable TV guest appearances
"Odd Man Out" (1999) playing "Bill" in episode: "Punch Line" (episode # 1.10) 12/10/1999
"The Twilight Zone" (1985) playing "Darius Stephens" in episode: "Father and Son Game" (episode # 3.30) 1988
"Laverne & Shirley" (1976) playing "Laverne's cousin" in episode: "Dante The Daring"