Marc first began performing in grade school, and
in high school began writing and directing many school projects. He
continued acting, singing and directing in Pace University, NYC, where the
department head took Marc on as a protégé. Marc was titled the ‘Most likely
to succeed’ by the college theatre club.
After service in naval intelligence,
Marc continued his studies at Pace, and at NY’s American Academy of Dramatic
Arts and H. B. Studios. Fred Kelly, director, choreographer, and brother of
Gene Kelly, became Marc’s friend and muse, mentoring him in the early stages
of his career. Fred, a well known director of early television, brought Marc
The Lambs, America’s first professional theatrical club, more than 20
years ago. Marc began acting, singing, writing, directing and managing
productions for The Lambs; Marc directed the new play, The Gershwin
Factor, which sold-out; directed and acted in The President’s Mother,
and serves as The Lambs' 35th Shepherd (President). Marc is a multi-term member of the
NY Board of
SAG-AFTRA. In the summer of 2006 Marc
directed two episodes of the California-based cable talk show, Talking
Over Coffee, and recently directed Bookstore - a reading of a new
musical for Manhattan’s prestigious
Marc was recently elected to the Council of the
Actors Guild, a charit for actors.
Professionally, some films Marc has
appeared in include Mortal Thoughts, Big, The Believer
Bullets Over Broadway. He is known as the stand-in and photo-double to
the stars; Hugh Grant nicknamed him the ‘Lon Chaney of stand-ins’ for his
ability to physically imitate numerous actors. He has worked with actors
including Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Sean
Connery...with directors Sidney Lumet, Andrew Bergman, Woody Allen and Henry
Beam...and with cinematographers Carlo DiPalma, Don Thorin, Bill Fraker,
Laslo Kovacs and Zhao Fei; each offered filmmaking insights only found by
working on a real film set.
As a writer, Marc has co-authored
both the stage musical and screenplay version of Love of a
Lifetime; wrote the comedy western screenplay, Don’t Call Me Cisco;
co-wrote the police action-drama Blue Shirts; and co-wrote Hot
Properties, a romantic comedy screenplay based on a play Marc directed.
and wrote he comedy MegaBall$.
Marc has had several articles published in local newspapers, and in the
Journal of Medical Education. Marc is serving his third elected term
on the NY Board of Screen Actors' Guild. Marc has been a guest judge
NY Filmmakers' Festival.for three years. Marc also also researching
material for a biography with accompanying documentary and
on his grandfather and his brother, the Viennese sculptors,
and Florian Josephu-Drouot.