Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 05, 2014
Alex Marino is an American actor who is best known for his portrayal in Shel Silverstein's The Devil & Billy Markham, a one-man show that embodies a variety of characters including God, Satan, the Narrator, a sleazy Talent Agent, and a back-woods Country Hick. The production received rave reviews including the highly coveted Backstage "Critic's Pick".
Alex was born to artist Judy Granger and Aerospace engineer Sam Marino.
Alex's mother came from an illustrious Hollywood family. Her father, Richard Granger, was a vaudevillian dancer and her aunt Dorothy (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0335046/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) performed in hundreds of films with such greats as Laurel & Hardy, W.C. Fields, The Three Stooges, and many many more. Their grandmother was Clara Wilcox, sister to real estate developer Harvey Henderson Wilcox (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Henderson_Wilcox), who founded Hollywood in 1887.
Alex' father, Sam, on the other hand, was known for designing the Pheonix missile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-54_Phoenix), among others. Born and raised in Cuba, he immigrated to the United States at 15, and eventually became Vice President of Hughes Aircraft Company.
From childhood, Alex's parents raised him to be a tennis prodigy, but by the time he attended high school, it was clear tennis wasn't his true passion. While going to the University of California Irvine to possibly follow in his father's footsteps, his Mother's heritage prevailed after taking his first acting class. With the help of writer / director Lonny Stevens (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0828572/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1), he developed his artistic and creative gifts, and left the missile building to his dad.
Alex continued to learn acting by working both in front of, and behind the scenes, in various stage and multi-media productions. His film career began in 2009, with a tremendous learning experience in The Telemarketers (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1363375/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_2), in which he starred and produced, with Roscoe Lee Browne, Tracy Nelson, and Marian McCargo, to name a few.
Through his passion for the performing arts, Alex also, with his business partner Lonny, founded the CAP Studio Theater in Sherman Oaks California, which hosts a wide array of productions and events, each year, including non-profit and charity endeavors.
To view a snippet of Alex's work, visit: http://www.imdb.com/video/demo_reel/vi2827462681/.