NCAA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist, Actor, Televison Sports Commentator (Volleyball, Basketball, Football)
Birth Date: September 28, 1951
Resides: Corona del Mar, California
Marlowe comes from an acting background. His grandfather, director Sam Wood
was a three-time Academy Award nominee. His father, Hugh Marlowe, starred in 30
movies, including Academy Award winner All About Eve. And his mother, K.T. Stevens,
appeared in 11 films.
At one time, Marlowe and his parents were all appearing in daytime TV --- Stevens in
"Young and the
Restless," Hugh in "Another World" and Chris in "Love of
Television Sports Commentator for NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports West, ABC, CBS, TBS
Prime Sports West (now Fox Sports West) in Los Angeles -
he handled a variety of assignments: volleyball (pro, college), San Diego State football, UCLA, Pepperdine
and San Diego State men's basketball, baseball, boxing, track and field, soccer, water polo, wrestling, and
host of UCLA Sports Magazine.
ESPN - providing play-by-play for men's and women's college basketball, college football (in addition to sideline reporting)
and all levels of volleyball.
Covered the 1988, 1992, 1996, and 2000 Sydney Olympics for NBC/MSNBC.
Covers the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour for NBC/Fox
Signed with NBC to cover the 2004 Games in Athens.
Considered America's premier volleyball commentator, Marlowe has called every major
volleyball event since 1981.
1984 US Olympic Team (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Olympic Volleyball Gold Medalist, Men's Volleyball
1976 US Olympic Team (Montreal, Canada)
Team Captain (US did not qualify)
San Diego State University
Captain of San Diego State's 1973 NCAA championship team
First Team All-American volleyball player
Marlowe also excelled in basketball, earning 1969 high school All-American
honors at Palisades High School in Los Angeles, and lettering four seasons
at SDSU, where he earned Pacific Coast Athletic Association (PCAA)
"Newcomer of the Year" honors (1970), PCAA All-Conference (1974) and
set a school record by playing in 114 consecutive games.
1974 graduate of San Diego State with a B.A. in physical education.
Eight Career Open Wins
Chris competed professionally on the beach for ten years (1975-84), winning eight major championships, including the 1977 world title.
1st Place at Manhattan Beach Open (with Steve Obradovich)
1st Place at Manhattan Beach Open (with Jim Menges)
2nd Place at Laguna Beach Open (with Jim Menges)
1st Place at Santa Barbara Open (with Jim Menges)
1st Place at Rosecrans (with Ron Von Hagen)
1st Place at Hermosa Beach Open (with Jim Menges)
1st Place at San Diego Open (with Jim Menges)
1st Place at Lake Tahoe Open (with Jim Menges)
1st Place at State Beach Open (with Jim Menges)
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