Born in Texas and raised in Northern California, his passion for fitness started at the early age of 6. At the urging of his parents he played a variety of sports including baseball, track and field, football, and basketball. Recognized in the local area, for his competitive drive and defensive prowess, he would later accept a basketball scholarship to attend Loyola Marymount University where he would earn honors for WCC All Defensive Team in 2000 and 2002, graduating with a BA in Communication Studies.

A desire for a new challenge led him to the bright lights of Hollywood where he would tackle an acting career. Working tirelessly with renowned acting coach Aaron Speiser, Marcus booked several national commercials, feature films, and was later handpicked BY mega producer, Tyler Perry, to play the lead role in the traveling theater production, The Marriage Counselor. As his reputation for a chiseled physique grew in entertainment circles, actors, celebrities and friends began seeking out training tips and advice from the charismatic actor/athlete. This prompted Marcus to get his personal training certificate from Nasm and start his own private training business, ProBodyByMarcus, in Central LA.

Currently residing in Los Angeles, Marcus spends most of time training clients and working to further distinguish the ProBodyByMarcus brand as a premiere uplifting and motivational powerhouse within the fitness industry. With his cutting edge workout program  set to release in 2016 he hopes to leave his mark, reshaping bodies and changing lives.