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Chris Marlowe


Chris Marlowe is one of America's most versatile television sports broadcasters and has been the Nuggets television play-by-play voice on Altitude since 2004.

A veteran of four consecutive Olympic telecasts on NBC, Marlowe called play-by-play for NBC's coverage of Beach Volleyball at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. Prior to joining Altitude, Marlowe called Pacific 10 Basketball for FOX Sports Northwest in addition to handling USC Trojan play-by-play duties for FOX Sports West.

Marlowe also has Pacific 10 College Football play-by-play for FOX Sports Northwest, NCAA College Basketball on ESPN and FOX, San Diego State Basketball and WUSA Soccer for San Diego's Cox Cable, AVP Professional Beach Volleyball for NBC, college volleyball for CSTV, and NCAA Championships in swimming, diving, gymnastics and volleyball for ESPN.

In his announcing career, Marlowe has called a number of other sports, including aerobics, baseball, boxing, cliff-diving, equestrian show jumping, fencing, poker, rhythmic gymnastics, skiing, college soccer, track and field, water polo, wind surfing and wrestling. He also hosted sports programs such as the "UCLA Sports Magazine" for Prime Sports, the "Just for Kicks" soccer show on ESPN, the "Marlowe Minute" for Dig Magazine on FOX Sports West and the "Aztec Sports Weekly" for Cox Cable.

Prior to his announcing career, Marlowe excelled at athletic competition.

He began as a two-sport standout at Pacific Palisades High School in Los Angeles, California. Marlowe went on to play basketball and volleyball at San Diego State University (SDSU) and was the starting setter on SDSU's only NCAA Championship team – the 1973 men's volleyball team. In 1976 and 1978, he was voted the Most Valuable Player by USA Volleyball. On the beach, Marlowe won eight tournaments, including the 1977 World Championship and two prestigious Manhattan Beach Opens. Marlowe's athletic career culminated as captain of the gold medal-winning United States Olympic Volleyball team in 1984.

The athletic honors continued with his induction into both the San Diego State Aztec Hall of Fame and the California Beach Volleyball Hall of Fame in 1994.

Marlowe has also found time to pursue an acting career. His movie credits include "Rollerball," "Rounders," "Look Who's Talking 2," "The 6th Man" and "Side-Out." Early in his career, he guest starred on TV's "Love Boat," "A Man Called Sloan," "Highcliffe Manor" and "Bosom Buddies." Marlowe also spent one year as a regular on the daytime soap opera "Love of Life" in 1978.

In the offseason, Marlowe resides in San Diego, California with his wife and two daughters.