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Marc is of mid-European
noble descent; Austrian, Italian and French.
The family name originates from the 'Gray Eminence', Francois di Josefi
or Francois Leclerc du Tremblay– the right-hand man and confidant to Cardinal
Richelieu (who made Josefi a baron). Marc’s family includes noblemen and
artists, and his Grandfather was famed Viennese sculptor,
Josef Josephu. Marc’s mother,
Micaela, went to high school in Vienna with
Marc has been doing extensive research on his fmaily as part of a biography he
is writing on his grandfather.
Marc first began acting and singing in grade school on Long Island, NY. In high school he began writing and directing many school projects; he continued his studies in acting, singing and directing at Pace University, NY, where Prof. Joseph Miranne took Marc on as a protégé. Marc was titled the ‘Most likely to succeed’ by the college theatre club.
After service in US Navy intelligence, Marc continued his studies at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and H. B. Studios, and with various private instructors. Fred Kelly, brother to Gene Kelly, became Marc’s friend and muse, mentoring him in the early stages of his career. It was Fred who introduced Marc to The Lambs - America’s first theatrical club, established in 1874 - where Marc quickly became a featured performer. Shortly after, Marc began writing and managing productions at The Lambs, and eventually became a Director of Entertainment for that organization where he currently serves as its 3-term Boy (vice-president).
Professionally, some films Marc has appeared in include Mortal Thoughts, Big, and Bullets Over Broadway. He was known as the stand-in and photo-double to the stars; He has worked with actors including Dustin Hoffman, Matthew Broderick, Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Sean Connery...and with directors including Sidney Lumet, Andrew Bergman and Woody Allen...and with cinematographers such as Carlo DiPalma, Don Thorin, Bill Fraker, Laslo Kovacs and Zhao Fei. It is from their teachings and encouragement that Marc has honed his directing abilities. It is from the encouragement of Dustin Hoffman and others that Marc has expanded his career into writing screenplays and producing. On television Marc has appeared in The Street (starring Stanley Tucci) and an episode of Gimme a Break. His rich baritone singing has been heard in clubs all around the New York area….and Marc is known throughout the world for his expertise on the popular TV show The Sopranos.
As a writer Marc has co-authored the stage musical, Love of a Lifetime; he's written the comedy screenplays, Don’t Call Me Cisco ( a western) and MegaBall$ (about the lotto). He co-wrote the police action-drama Blue Shirts, and the screenplays Love of a Lifetime and Hot Properties. Marc is a partner in Oroloro Entertainment, an independent film company developing several feature projects. Oroloro Entertainment is currently raising the needed $700,000 budget for the comedy MegaBall$ Additionally, Marc uses his vocals abilities as a ‘voice-over’ artist recording commercials and narrations for radio and television, and had been the voice of the Screen Actors' Guild NY Casting Hotline for over 11 years. Marc has served on the board of SAG-AFTRA for over four years and was very active in the merging of the two entertainment unions, SAG and AFTRA, and he serves on the Council of the Episcopal Actors' Guild, a charity for people of the performing arts.
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