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Marilyn is an A.F.T.R.A. and S.A.G actor and voice actor. She narrated a film that won an Academy Award, "Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment", produced by Debra Chasnoff. Check out her narration demo. She's also an accomplished actor on film and stage, with two solo shows and one hit movie to her credit.


Feature Film

"Ed TV", woman in window, directed by Ron Howard, Imagine/Universal, 1999.


1993-present, guest lecturer on radio voice and delivery, UC Berkeley School of Journalism; 2000-present, new media performance; 2000-present, guest lecturer, The Knight Foundation new media program.

Broadcast Consultant and Trainer

1989-present, NPR and NPR stations, NFCB stations, nationwide.

Solo Writer/Performer

Marilyn is developing a new solo show about a tragedy in her family, "Pittman's Last Resort", this winter.

"But Enough About You", premiered at The Solo Mio Festival, San Francisco, in 1996.

"Thank You For Sharing", a satire on the New Age, premiered in 1993 at Josie's Cabaret, San Francisco, and toured in 10 cities through 1994.

Stand-Up Comic

Clubs, concert halls, and festivals from Boston to Honolulu since 1991. Venues include The Improv, The Punchline, The Great American Music Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Colony Theatre.


Star of the live performance video, "All Out Comedy", broadcast on KQED-TV, San Francisco, KCET-TV, Los Angeles, 1993 and 1998.

Writer/director/actor in 1992 sketch comedy video, "Out For Laughs". Guest Comic, "The Durst Amendment", topical/political comedy show hosted by Will Durst, PBS, 1997.


Rock Jock, Albuquerque, 1976-80
Television News Anchor, Albuquerque, 1981
Independent Producer, NPR and Radio Free America, 1982-85
Writer, University of California Broadcast Programs, 1986
Announcer, Engineer, KQED, San Francisco, 1987-88
Host, "Fog City Radio", KQED-FM, San Francisco, 1995
Talk Show Host, KGO-AM "Fog City Radio", San Francisco, 1991
Commentator on KQED-FM, San Francisco, 1990-present
Voice Coach to NPR broadcasters, 1989-present
Host, Producer, "Out In The Bay" a weekly interview show on gay issues, KALW San Francisco, 2004-present


Featured in two books on stand-up comedy: "Revolutionary Laughter", by Roz Warren, 1996, Crossing Press; and "A Funny Time To Be Gay", by Ed Karvoski Jr., 1997, Fireside Books.

Voice-Over Clients

Kaiser Health Plan
World Savings
Antenna Museum Audio Tours
Simon & Schuster
Applied Materials


Narrator of "Deadly Deception: General Electric, Nuclear Weapons, and Our Environment", 1992 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary.
Nominee, Entertainer of the Year, Cable Car Awards, 1993
G.L.A.A.D. Media Award, 1991