Marv Albert

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Marvin Philip Aufrichtig
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 06/12/1941, Gemini
  • Profession: Sports broadcaster
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Marv Albert Fast Facts:
  • Began a lengthy career at Madison Square Garden as a New York Knicks ball boy, then as an assistant for basketball radio play-by-play man Marty Glickman. Marv was the voice of the Knicks from 1967 to 2004 and the voice of hockey's New York Rangers from 1965 to '95.
  • Appeared regularly on Late Night with David Letterman and on Letterman's Late Show, narrating sports blooper reels and commenting on other sports at large.
  • Called NBA and NFL games on NBC and the NBA for TNT and YES Network, along with Monday Night Football radio play-by-play. In addition to the NBA Finals and Stanley Cup Playoffs, Albert's big-game experience includes work on the Super Bowl, World Series, Wimbledon and Breeders' Cup.
  • Pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault charges in 1997 brought forth by a Virginia woman with whom he had a 10-year relationship. Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence and was fired by NBC, only to be brought back for the 2000-01 NBA season.     
  • Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1993 and the Nassau County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006; has also been named New York State Sportscaster of the Year 20 times.
  • Coined signature phrases in basketball (Yesssss!) and hockey (Kick save, and a beauty!), while always injecting dry humor into a broadcast. Nicknamed long-time NBA partner Mike Fratello "the Czar of the Telestrator." 
  • In 2011, joined CBS to do play-by-play coverage for NFL games.
  • Marv Albert Relationships:
  • Brian Albert - Son
  • Kenny Albert - Son
  • Jackie - Daughter
  • Heather Faulkiner - Wife
  • Benita Oberlander - Ex-wife
  • Denise Albert - Daughter
  • Steve Albert - Brother
  • Al Albert - Brother
  • College:
  • Attended Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY; New York University, New York, NY (1965)

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