Ed Marinaro

Biography: A Cornell University graduate, Class of '72, Ed Marinaro went on to play professional football with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets and Seattle Seahawks. Turning to acting in the late 1970s, Marinaro landed the supporting role of Sonny St. Jacques on the ratings-grabbing sitcom Laverne and Shirley. He was then cast as Officer Joe Coffey, partner to policewoman Lucy Bates (Betty Thomas) in Hill Street Blues, a role he played from 1981 to 1986. He later appeared as Mitch Margolis in the weekly dramedy Sisters (1991-94). Like many athletes-turned-actors, he has at least one "eponymous hero" action flick to his credit: in his case, he played "Mace" in the 1987 film of the same name. In 1992, Ed Marinaro managed to survive playing Joey Buttafucco in the TV biopic Amy Fisher: My Story with both his career and dignity intact.

Ed Marinaro's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 38 Blue Mountain State: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
2 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Blue Mountain State: Season 3 Sep 21, 2011 Coach Marty Daniels 8.2
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 46 Nov 8, 2010 Leo tbd
tbd Blue Mountain State: Season 2 Oct 16, 2010 Coach 8.6
38 Blue Mountain State: Season 1 Jan 11, 2010 Coach 8.3
tbd Monk: Season 2 Jun 20, 2003 Stewart Babcock 8.6
53 8 Simple Rules: Season 1 Sep 17, 2002 Byron 7.0
tbd Sisters: Season 6 Sep 23, 1995 Mitch Margolis (1991-1994) tbd
tbd Sisters: Season 5 Sep 24, 1994 Mitch Margolis (1991-1994) tbd
tbd Touched by an Angel: Season 1 Sep 21, 1994 Jack tbd
tbd Sisters: Season 4 Sep 25, 1993 Mitch Margolis (1991-1994) tbd
tbd Sisters: Season 3 Sep 26, 1992 Mitch Margolis (1991-1994) tbd
tbd Sisters: Season 2 Sep 21, 1991 Mitch Margolis (1991-1994) tbd
tbd Sisters: Season 1 May 11, 1991 Mitch Margolis (1991-1994) tbd
tbd The Twilight Zone (1985): Season 3 Sep 14, 1988 Actor tbd
tbd Falcon Crest: Season 7 Oct 2, 1987 John Remick tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 7 Oct 2, 1986 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) / Off. Joe Coffey tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 6 Sep 26, 1985 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 5 Sep 27, 1984 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) / Joe Coffey tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 4 Oct 13, 1983 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) / Joe Coffey tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 3 Sep 30, 1982 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) / Joe Coffey tbd
tbd Laverne & Shirley (1983): Season 8 Sep 28, 1982 Sonny St. Jacques tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 2 Oct 29, 1981 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) / Joe Coffey tbd
tbd Hill Street Blues: Season 1 Jan 15, 1981 Officer Joe Coffey (1981-1986) / Actor / Joe Coffey 9.4
tbd Laverne & Shirley (1983): Season 6 Nov 18, 1980 Sonny / Sonny tbd
tbd Laverne & Shirley (1983): Season 5 Sep 13, 1979 Actor tbd
tbd Days of our Lives: Season 1 Nov 8, 1965 Leo tbd
tbd Grace Under Fire: Season 5 Sep 29, 1993 Actor tbd