Marc Maron was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to orthopedic surgeon father Barry R. Maron and real estate broker mother Toby Maron. When he was six. Maron's father joined the U.S. Air Force, so his family moved to Alaska. When his father left the Air Force, he moved his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Maron lived in Albuquerque from third grade through high school. He graduated from Highland High School. In 1986, Maron graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in English literature.