Is a native New Yorker. Born in Harlem where he lived until age four when his family moved to the Bronx. He was always fascinated by the world of music and sports. A gift of Nat King Cole’s Album of nursery rhymes at age 4 opened his mind to the world of music. Jackie Robertson was a childhood hero. All sports were a source of enjoyment but he soon excelled at track and field and basketball.
He began signing professionally about age 16 with Acapella group Connie and The Decoys. A relationship that existed intermittently for about 40 years. He also sang in church and with wedding bands and jazz bands. The sports aspect came in with an interesting twist when he visited the Empire Rollerdrome in 1973 and became immediately hooked. Joining forces with some new found friends he formed a skate club which morphed into the Village Wizards. A performing ensemble which travelled to three continents. They appeared many times on TV,movies, fashion shows produced their own show at NYC’s Symphony Space, and travelled up and down the east coast performing in roller rinks and other venues.
As a result. Marion was introduced to the world of TV and film.
After taking off for a few years to raise his second family as Mr mom he jumped back into the industry in 1975 when his two youngest children became involved in the business. He began working again and continues until this day,
"Music is my life. Acting is my love."