Born 1975 in Portsmouth, Ohio to Father (Dale M. Ratliff) and Mother (Bonnie Ratliff). Throughout his childhood, years of artistic expression made it clear that his life would be centered upon his passion for illustration and acting. His first taste of theater was during Junior High as he was offered a part in 2 different high school musicals, but Marse's passion for theater died shortly after his father passed away of cancer. He decided to enlist in the U.S. Military after high school, to see the many sites that he wouldn't have seen if he would have stayed in the little quiet town of Campcreek, Ohio. Marse served aboard the USS Enterprise CVN 65 for 4 years as a Fire, Search and Rescue team member. Skip ahead to 15 years later. After working one mundane job after another, he decided to step back into acting. His first role was as an extra (Business man/ Pedestrian) in Captain America- The Winter Solider (2014). Then a couple weeks later, he appeared as an extra (Draft Day War room Personnel) in Draft Day (2014). Still trying to earn more acting experience, Marse appeared in low budget film Hell at Heathridge (2013) as an extra (Bar Patron). About a month after that he landed his first speaking role as Harvey in I Found You (2014), which was directed by a first time writer and director (Andrew Sgambati). Marse decided to embrace his artistic side and move to Los Angeles to be instructed in the field of Special FX and Beauty make up in January 2014, but needing some extra money to make his journey. He decided to audition as an actor for a local haunted house in Elyria, Ohio, which led him to experiment with horror make up on himself and some of the other actors.