Marino came to Chicago when he was 11 years old and it was there he began his career and became a star. He moved to Milwaukee in 1930 where he operated a bowling establishment until retiring in 1965. He was the only bowler of prominence to spin the ball while it was hanging on the thumb. The one-time champion was elected Bowler of the Half Century in 1951 and later named to Bowling Magazine's Pre-1950 All-America team. He won three championships in the Berlin international competition held before the 1936 Olympics.