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Overview (2)

Nickname Marvinski
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mike Marvin is native of Tahoe City and fourth generation Californian. His family first visited Lake Tahoe in the early 1920's and by the late 1930's, the Lake was the family summer destination. Mike's grandmother built one of the first lakeside homes in Tahoma (1946) and eventually built three more Tahoe homes. Mike attended Tahoe Lake School, Tahoe-Truckee High School, Academy of Art San Francisco, and the University of Nevada.

In 1972 Mike produced his first 90 minute ski movie entitled "Earth Rider" and it featured the legendary ski-parachute jump off Yosemite's El Capitan. This was the birth of extreme skiing in America. Mike's next three ski movies were "Children of the Morning," "Wingless Angels," and "Spirit" the latter of which won the Virgin Island Film Festival's best sports documentary in 1976. That same year Mike moved to Los Angeles to begin his Hollywood career. His first studio movie was "Six Pack" starring Kenny Rogers in his theatrical movie debut. Mike then discovered a novella entitled "Legends of the Fall" and brought it to the attention of the Hollywood studios. He wrote several drafts of "Legends" and during this period was commissioned by Edward S. Feldman ("Witness") to write "Hot Dog the Movie." The script was completed in 1982 and by 1983 the movie was in production in Squaw Valley. The story is loosely based on Mike's true life adventures making ski movies all over the world. The fictionalized version follows a young freestyler named Harkin Banks to the championships at Squaw. "Hot Dog" opened number two in the country behind "Terms of Endearment" and grossed $20,307,325 at the US Box office. It is #9 in box office for extreme movies in the entire history of the motion picture business.

Mike has remained in Hollywood. He has written, directed, and produced almost three dozen movies, TV movies, and episodic TV. For the past five years he has been Head of Production for A-Mark Entertainment and returned to independent producing last October. He is also an author, artist and musician with roots dating back to he Kingston Trio of which his cousin, Nick Reynolds, was a founding member. Mike still performs the music of the Kingston Trio with Joshua Reynolds, Nick's son and Tim Gorelangton a close family friend. Mike's paintings hang in some of the most beautiful homes in the country.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jatis Rose

Spouse (2)

Michele Marvin (17 May 1980 - 17 May 1990) ( divorced) ( 2 children)
Kris Marvin (5 April 1965 - 12 July 1976) ( divorced)

Personal Quotes (1)

Success in the movie business isn't about money. It's about survival.

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