Website of the Week: Jack Marino – Warrior Filmmaker

Jack Marino is back on LA TALK RADIO after a year on hiatus because of his wife’s recovery. The Jack Marino Warriorfilmmaker Show airs this FRIDAY, May 11, 2012 at 8PM PST and 11PM EST. To all Jack’s fans out there: JACK IS BACK on internet radio on EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT AT 8PM PST.

Jack Marino is originally from Everett Massachusetts.

This typical working class city at that time was made up of mostly Sicilians, Irish Roman Catholic Democrats, who by the way – were all conservatives. He and all his friends were the children of World War II veterans; it is from this world that shapes his political, religious and patriotic ideals

As a young boy his Father took him to see all those great films of the mid 50s and 60s. It was in those darkened temples that he dreamed of being in the picture business. His inspiration for being an actor was reading “The Films of Errol Flynn” and “My Wicked, Wicked Ways”. Other great actors he would read and follow their films, John Barrymore, James Cagney, Bogey, Ronald Coleman, Orson Wells, Richard Burton, Charlton Heston, the Duke and Robert Mitchum, the list is endless. Warner Bros of the 30s & 40s was the favorite of all the studios with contract directors like Michael Curtiz, Raoul Walsh and Vincent Sherman, a dear friend and mentor.

A student of the Boston Catholic school system his early life, he eventually went to Northeastern University in Boston and graduated with a BS in Criminal Justice. This was his first massive exposure to the 60s radical malcontent mindset. It was at Northeastern that he started doing theater in the round. His first Shakespearean role was Ross in Macbeth. After two years of fencing and acting in plays he wanted to get into Repertory Theater. Once he was out of Northeastern, his former teacher/director cast him as Cyrano de Bergerac in that ambitious play she was directing. Four weeks into rehearsal the play was shut down for lack of funds. Sounds familiar? This would be a way of life in the world of independent filmmaking once he got to Hollywood.

After the play shut down he got into his 1971 Dodge Charger and headed for Hollywood for six months. While out here he met a lot of film stars, old prize fighters who knew everyone from the old days of Hollywood. His plan was to get a feel for the place. He worked in a couple of films and then returned home to marry his high school sweetheart. Back in Everett, they both worked for another two years. By mid ’80 they were back living in Los Angeles.


Jack Marino: Warrior Filmmaker

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