Carl Marino was born and raised in upstate New York in the city of Hornell, the son of Carl and Carol Marino. He was the only boy of four siblings. Carl excelled at both academics and sports in high school and, after graduation, attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. Following West Point, Carl became a Deputy Sheriff in New York and served for almost 17 years on the force. He also signed with a modeling company in NY and worked on several print and commercial campaigns. After his service and the passing of both of his parents, Carl moved to California to be closer to some of his family that had moved there years before. While in California, He signed with a modeling agency and immediately began booking jobs. Soon after his arrival, he auditioned for a feature film, got the part, and made his big screen debut in the independent film Sedona's Rule (2010). Almost immediately after this, he was cast in the NBC show Trauma (2009) that was filming in San Francisco. Since then, Carl has worked on and been featured in numerous feature films, network and cable television shows, and national commercials. Carl lives in San Francisco and works between there, Los Angeles, and New York.