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At twenty three years old, you could hear Ronnie say that he always knew in his heart that he would be an actor, but hadn’t found the time to do it yet. He and his mother had an actor friend who they wanted to support, so they went to see him in every community theatre play in New Jersey. Ronnie would leave these shows lit up with excitement and his mother tried to convince him to audition. His mother died of cancer in 1995, and Ronnie finally called that actor friend to ask if he could audition for the next play. He was cast in the unlikely role of the evil farmer in Hide and Seek at the Edison Valley Playhouse. He hasn’t looked back since. He went on to leading roles in Italian American Reconciliation and Lusting After Pipino’s Wife, and then won the 1997 Cable ACE award as host and producer of the Documentary of the Year. From there, he joined the Broadway National Touring Company as “Tony” in Tony N Tina’s Wedding where he got married eight times a week.
Driven by his passion, enthusiasm, and ignorance, Marmo drove to Hollywood to pursue a career in acting with 68 cents left in his pocket. After arriving there, he landed the role of ‘Moof’ in the MGM movie, Deuces Wild. Never one to rest on his laurels, in 2001 Marmo started the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company and went on to open his own 99-seat theatre on Sunset Blvd., which he aptly named Theatre 68. Marmo has since produced more than 50, directed more than 15, and starred in more than 30 plays, as well as having written several scripts, both for the stage and the screen. His favorite is the semi-autobiographical story, West of Brooklyn, released in 2009, which he wrote, produced and starred in. The DVD is currently available in stores, as well as at www.westofbrooklynthemovie.com.
In the last five years, Marmo has starred in many other films including the lead in Limbo Lounge and Pizza With Bullets. Marmo is also no stranger to TV as he has guest starred in the hit CBS series JAG, and The Young and The Restless.
Last year, Ronnie Marmo received the “Robert Pastorelli Rising Star Award” for his achievements as actor, writer, director and producer at the 2010 Garden State
Ronnie can be seen on ABC’s General Hospital in the role of “Ronnie Dimestico.”