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Daniel Constantine Marino Jr., commonly known as Dan Marino, is a famous retired American football player, sports analyst, actor, as well as broadcaster. To the public, Dan Marino is perhaps best known as the quarterback for the Miami “Dolphins” professional football team. After he joined “Dolphins” during the 1983 NFL draft, Dan Marino set numerous NFL records, as well as winning many accolades and awards during his career. Currently, Dan Marino holds records for most touchdown passes, most wins as a starter, lowest sack percentage, and most completions to name a few. With the “Dolphins”, Dan Marino became the NFL MVP, Walter Payton Man of the Year, and NFL Comeback Player of the Year, in addition to becoming a part of the Pro Bowl event nine times. Ranked at #25 on the list of NFL Best Players of All-time, Dan Marino is also an inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Dan Marino Net Worth $35 Million

Aside from professional football, Dan Marino made his acting debut in the 1994 comedy film with Jim Carrey, Sean Young and Courteney Cox called “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, which was followed by an appearance in “Little Nicky”, starring Adam Sandler and Patricia Arquette. Dan Marino had also begun endorsing various products and making appearances in numerous advertisements, such as “Papa John’s” restaurants, “Hooters”, “Empi Select” and many others.

A well-known former football player, how rich is Dan Marino? According to sources, Dan Marino’s net worth is estimated to be $35 million, undoubtedly, most of this wealth coming from his sports career, as well as various on-screen appearances.

Dan Marino was born in 1961, in Pennsylvania, United States, where he studied at the Central Catholic High School. Upon his graduation from high school, Marino received an offer to play for the Kansas City “Royals”, which he refused in order to play in college. Marino enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh, where he played for the “Pitt Panthers”. Dan Marino brought his college team to 33 wins in total and helped them win the Sugar Bowl event in 1982. A year later, he was chosen to play fort the Miami “Dolphins”, despite the fact that his last season with “Pitt Panthers” was rather weak. Even though many people on the team were rather skeptical of Marino’s abilities, he proved them wrong that same year, when he set numerous team records and became the Rookie of the Year. Throughout his career, Dan Marino established himself as one of the best quarterbacks from the Miami “Dolphins”, and the whole NFL league as well.

Marino decided to retire from professional American football in 2000, even though such teams as the Minnesota “Vikings” and Tampa Bay “Buccaneers” offered him contracts. When his football career ended, Marino turned to television. Marino made an appearance in “Any Given Sunday”, starring Al Pacino, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx, and the 2003 action film directed by Michael Bay entitled “Bad Boys II”, where he co-starred alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.

A famous former football player, Dan Marino has an estimated net worth of $35 million.

Full Name Dan Marino
Net Worth $35 Million
Date Of Birth September 15, 1961
Place Of Birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.93 m)
Weight 103 kg
Profession American football player, Actor, Sports analyst, Restaurateur, Broadcaster
Education Central Catholic High School, University of Pittsburgh
Nationality American
Spouse Claire Marino (m. 1985)
Children Niki Lin Marino, Michael Joseph Marino
Parents Daniel Marino, Veronica Marino
Siblings Cindi Marino, Debbie Marino
Nicknames Daniel Constantine Marino Jr. , Daniel Constantine “Dan” Marino, Jr.
Awards Sugar Bowl event (1982), NFL Most Valuable Player (1984), NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1984), NFL Rookie of the Year (1983) Walter Payton Man of the Year (1998), Pro Football Hall of Fame (2005),
Nominations Heisman Trophy
Movies “Bad Boys II” (2003), “Any Given Sunday”
TV Shows “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”, “Little Nicky”, “Papa John’s”, “Hooters”, “Empi Select”, “The NFL Today”, “Inside the NFL”, “Dave Barry’s Complete Guide to Guys”
1 He is of Italian and Polish descent.
2 Appeared, with Angie Everhart and Chris Berman, in a commercial for “Nutrisystem for Men”. [2010]
3 Son of Dan Marino Sr..
4 Ranks 11th on NFL All-Time Passer Rating List (86.38).
5 Ranks 47th on NFL All-Time Yards Lost List (1,940).
6 Ranks 40th on NFL All-Time Times Sacked List (271).
7 Ranks 7th on NFL All-Time Passes Intercepted List (252).
8 All-Time NFL Leader in Touchdown Passes (420).
9 All-Time NFL Leader in Gross Yards Passing (61,343).
10 All-Time NFL Leader in Pass Completions (4,967).
11 All-Time NFL Leader in Pass Attempts (8,358).
12 Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 (first year of eligibility). Others inducted in 2005 were Steve Young, Fritz Pollard and Benny Friedman.
13 Served as Executive Vice President of the Miami Dolphins briefly in 2004 before resigning
14 Retired after being humilated in an AFC divisional playoff game losing to the Jacksonville Jaguars 62-7.
15 Miami Dolphins All Time Leader in Passing Yards (61,381).
16 In the 1994 film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Ray Finkle’s mom said Dan Marino should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell; 6 years after the release of the movie, he appears in Little Nicky (2000) actually in hell asking Satan to give him a Superbowl Championship.
17 Part of the 1983 NFL “Quaterback Class”, which saw six QBs drafted in the first round: John Elway, Todd Blackledge, Jim Kelly, Tony Eason, Ken O’Brien, and Marino.
18 Children: Daniel Charles (b. 4 September 1986), Michael Joseph (b. 18 May 1988), Joseph Donald (b. 26 July 1989) and Alexandra Claire (b. 13 May 1992). He also has 2 adopted daughters, Niki Lin (b. 15 December 1996 in China)and Lia (b. 12 July 1995 in China)
19 Son Michael is mildly autistic.
20 Led the Dolphins to Super Bowl XIX, but lost to the San Francisco 49ers. Never appeared in a Super Bowl again.
21 Eldest of 3 children and the only boy.
22 Drafted after his senior year in high school in 1979 by the Kansas City Royals.


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Little Nicky 2000 Dan Marino (uncredited)
The Simpsons 1999 TV Series Dan Marino
The Magic School Bus 1996 TV Series Garth Sinew


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Shanghai Hotel 2011 executive producer


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Any Given Sunday 1999 project consultant


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Holy Man 1998 Himself
NFL Blast 1997 TV Series Miami Dolphins Player
TNT Sunday Night Football 1990-1997 TV Series Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
The NFL on NBC 1989-1997 TV Series Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
The 1995 ESPY Awards 1995 TV Special Himself – Winner
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective 1994 Himself
1992 AFC Championship Game 1993 TV Special Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
USA Network: World League of American Football 1991 TV Series Himself – Analyst
The NFL on CBS 1983-1990 TV Series Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1985 AFC Championship Game 1986 TV Movie Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
Super Bowl XIX 1985 TV Movie Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1984 AFC Championship Game 1985 TV Special Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
1983 NFL Draft 1983 TV Special Himself – 27th Overall Pick
1982 Sugar Bowl 1982 TV Movie Himself – Pittsburgh Panthers Quarterback
Inside the NFL 1977 TV Series Himself – Host (2001-)
The Chew 2015 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2015 TV Series Himself – Pro Football Hall of Famer
Rachael Ray 2014 TV Series Himself
The NFL Today 2005-2013 TV Series Himself – Analyst / Himself – CBS Analyst
Fox and Friends 2012 TV Series Himself
WWF Raw 1999-2011 TV Series Himself
Joe Buck Live 2009 TV Series Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Larry the Cable Guy 2009 TV Movie Himself
CBS Cares 2005-2009 TV Series Himself
NFL Classics 2008 TV Series Himself – Miami Dolphins Starting Quarterback
Dancing with the Stars 2008 TV Series Himself
2007 AFC Championship Game 2008 TV Special Himself – Studio Analyst
Super Bowl XLI 2007 TV Movie Himself
ESPN 25: Who’s #1? 2004-2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can’t Blame… 2006 TV Series Himself
Complete Guide to Guys 2005 Himself
16th Annual American Century Championship 2005 TV Mini-Series Himself
Cheap Seats: Without Ron Parker 2005 TV Series Himself
ESPN SportsCentury 2000-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Super Bowl XXXVIII 2004 TV Movie Himself – Studio Analyst
Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials 2004 TV Special Himself
CBS at 75 2003 TV Special documentary
Bad Boys II 2003 Himself
America’s Junior Miss 2002 2002 TV Special Himself
Big Game XXIX: Bugs vs. Daffy 2001 TV Movie Himself – Pre-Game / Halftime Commentator
NFL Monday Night Football 1983-1999 TV Series Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback
ESPN’s Sunday Night Football 1987-1998 TV Series Himself – Miami Dolphins Quarterback

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Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself
Murder Book 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself – Pro Football Hall of Famer
Attitude Era 2012 Video Himself – Ringside Fan
A Football Life 2012 TV Series Himself
NFL Top 10 2007 TV Series