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      Ed Marinaro

      Ed Marinaro

      Highest Rated: 89% Love & Debt (2018)

      Lowest Rated: 22% An L.A. Minute (2018)

      Birthday: Mar 31, 1950

      Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

      Tall, broad-shouldered, and handsome, this former football star became a respected TV actor best known for his six seasons as Officer Joe Coffey, partner to Betty Thomas' Lucy Bates, on "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-86). Ed Marinaro was attracted to acting when he was healing from a foot injury and his New York Jets teammate Joe Namath suggested he give the entertainment industry a whirl. He soon quit football, moved to Los Angeles, studied acting and bagged a guest shot on an episode of the police drama "Eischied." Soon after, he appeared in an unsold pilot, but producer Garry Marshall saw the project and hired Marinaro for the ABC sitcom "Laverne and Shirley" during its waning days when Laverne (Penny Marshall) had moved to Hollywood. Marinaro was cast as Sonny, a stuntman and neighbor who became Laverne's beau. After a season, Marinaro joined "Hill Street Blues" as the caring, yet masculine cop, a persona he would subsequently refine in numerous roles. His good looks and popularity led to parts in two TV-movies, "Born Beautiful" (NBC, 1982), in which Marinaro was a fashion photographer, and "Policewoman Centerfold" (NBC, 1983), in which he was the husband of a cop who decides to bare all.

      Highest rated movies

      Love & Debt poster
      Love & Debt
      Fingers poster
      Fingers
      The Many Saints of Newark poster
      The Many Saints of Newark
      Urban Legends: Bloody Mary poster
      Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
      Queens Logic poster
      Queens Logic
      An L.A. Minute poster
      An L.A. Minute

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Unicorn for Christmas Horace (Character) - 2021
      72% 59% The Many Saints of Newark Jilly Ruffalo (Character) $8.2M 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowcoming Coach Kerrigan (Character) - 2019
      89% No Score Yet Love & Debt Carl (Character) - 2018
      22% 100% An L.A. Minute Jake (Character) $2.8K 2018
      No Score Yet 46% Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland Coach Marty Daniels (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mojave Junction Marcus (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Circus Island Carlos Carrera (Character) - 2006
      40% 28% Urban Legends: Bloody Mary Bill Owens (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jane Doe: 'Til Death Do Us Part Vincent Colabella (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 15% Avalanche Alley Rick (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 55% Gift of Love: The Daniel Huffman Story Coach Jack Farkas (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 43% Catch Me if You Can Capt. Morris Bernasky (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Protector Gabriel (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Doomsday Rock Paul (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet 43% Panic in the Skies! Brett Young (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Deadly Web Jones (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dancing With Danger Derek Lidor (Character) - 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Passport to Murder Hank McKay (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet 46% Amy Fisher: My Story Joey Buttafuoco (Character) - 1992
      33% 35% Queens Logic Jack (Character) $301.6K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Menu for Murder Detective Joe Russo (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Diamond Trap Det. Brendan Thomas (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharing Richard Dr. Richard Bernowski (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Emerald Tear Edward DeCoursey (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game of Love Hayden Fox (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Mace Malcolm `'MACE'` Douglas (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Aim Malcolm "MACE" Douglas (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tonight's the Night Hayden Fox (Character) - 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Policewoman Centerfold Nick Velano (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Born Beautiful Doug Trainer (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet 37% The Gong Show Movie Man in Locker Room (Character) - 1980
      85% 69% Fingers Gino (Character) - 1978

      TV

      Credit
      72% 55% Drop Dead Diva Peter Bronson (Guest Star) 2013
      No Score Yet 83% Blue Mountain State Marty Daniels (Character) 2010-2011
      91% 90% Monk Stewart Babcock (Guest Star) 2003
      58% 100% 8 Simple Rules Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Third Watch Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Twice in a Lifetime Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      33% No Score Yet Oh Grow Up Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      20% No Score Yet Odd Man Out Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 100% Grace Under Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Champs Vince Mazzilli (Character) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters Unknown (Character) 1991-1993
      No Score Yet 100% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 1989
      97% 100% Hill Street Blues Joe Coffey (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      1981-1986
      No Score Yet 100% Laverne & Shirley Sonny St. Jacques (Character) 1980-1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Sister Sam Unknown (Guest Star)