Chris Marquette

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Chris Marquette
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Chris Marquette, 2008
Born Christopher George Rodríguez
(1984-10-03) October 3, 1984 (age 30)
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
Residence Burbank, California
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present

Chris Marquette (born October 3, 1984) is an American film and television actor.

Personal life[edit]

Marquette was born Christopher George Rodríguez in Stuart, Florida, the son of Patricia Helen "Tisha" (née Marquette) and Jorge Luis "George" Rodriguez, a nuclear engineer.[1] Marquette has two younger brothers, actors Eric Marquette and Sean Marquette. He supports charities such as the Sunshine Kids Foundation (to grant wishes of seriously ill, handicapped and abused children), Pediatric AIDS, and the Children's AIDS Fund.

Career[edit]

In 1995 he made a brief appearance on Saturday Night Live, season 21, episode 4. The 11-year-old Marquette played a trick-or-treater in the opening Halloween sketch. He forgot his line and whispered "damn" under his breath, before Norm Macdonald helped him out. In 2000, he appeared in the Disney Channel movie Up, Up and Away. From 2000 to 2005, he had a supporting role in Lifetime TV's Strong Medicine, playing Marc Delgado, the tween-to-teen son of the series' lead character, Luisa Delgado. Marquette was featured in many highly acclaimed, dramatic scenes during the series run, more than holding his own with the adult cast members.

In 2004, he starred alongside actors Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert in the coming-of-age teen comedy The Girl Next Door. The same year, he became a series regular on the CBS show Joan of Arcadia opposite Amber Tamblyn and Jason Ritter (whom Marquette co-starred with in the 2003 slasher film Freddy vs. Jason) before Joan of Arcadia's cancellation in early 2005.

Marquette was also given a supporting role in Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris and Chris Klein. In 2006's Alpha Dog, Marquette portrays Keith Stratten alongside Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake and Ben Foster. The Invisible, a remake of a Swedish film, starring Marcia Gay Harden and Justin Chatwin, was released on April 27, 2007, in which Christopher plays the best friend of main character Nick Powell. He has also had supporting/minor roles in the films 61* with Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane, and the Disney Channel original TV movie Up, Up and Away! with Robert Townsend.

Among Marquette's recent movies is Fanboys, in which he plays obsessed Star Wars fan Linus Poonwah. Fanboys was shot in spring 2006 in New Mexico, and also stars Sam Huntington, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Veronica Mars '​ Kristen Bell. Another of his acting projects is an independent movie called The Education of Charlie Banks, which was directed by Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst. Whether on purpose or not, Chris frequently appears in movies with a group of actors including Emile Hirsch, Paul Dano, Amanda Seyfried and Nikki Reed. Coming up for Marquette is Infestation, an action comedy by Kyle Rankin, that was shot in summer 2007 in Bulgaria, in which he plays the lead role--a young man named Cooper who has to fight for survival against giant alien insects that have taken over the world. One of his latest projects was Race To Witch Mountain, a modern-day reimagining of Disney's 1975 movie Escape To Witch Mountain in which Marquette played the character of Pope—a computer specialist out of MIT, helping the bad guys. Marquette starred alongside Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Tom Everett Scott and Ciarán Hinds; the film was released March 2009.

Marquette has also been seen as a guest star on several TV shows, such as ER, Touched by an Angel, 7th Heaven, Miracles, Boston Public and Judging Amy. The latest guest roles include the Showtime TV series Huff; Christopher played James, a friend of Byrd's (Anton Yelchin, whom he also played alongside in Alpha Dog), in episodes Sweet Release, Bethless and Tapping The Squid (all aired 2006). As Christopher Marquette, he returned on-screen, in late 2010, with fellow Joan of Arcadia actor Michael Welch as two friends who murder together in the Criminal Minds' episode entitled "JJ". In 2011 he appeared as Danny, a young homeless patient who is later revealed to be a cannibalistic serial killer in the award winning medical drama House.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Staples: Back to School Commercial
1995 Saturday Night Live Trick-or-treater Season 21, Episode 4
1998 The Nanny Young Maxwell Sheffield Episode: "The Hanukkah Story"
1999 Fruit by the Foot Commercial
Touched by an Angel Tim Season 5, Episode 24 "Fighting the Good Fight"
2000 Even Stevens Curtis Stevens Episode: "Heck of a Hanukkah"
Up, Up and Away Randy
ER Marty Episode: "6x12 Abby Road"
2000–2005 Strong Medicine Marc Delgado
2001 Pasadena Mason McAllister
2001–2003 The Mummy: The Animated Series Alex O'Connell Voice only
2002–2004 Fillmore! Jamie Townsend
Various characters
Voice only
Episodes: "Red Robins Don't Fly", "This Saviour, a Snitch"
Episodes: "Next Stop, Armageddon", "A Forgotten Yesterday", "The Currency of Doubt", "South of Friendship, North of Honor", "Code Name: Electric Haircut"
2003 Miracles Travis Prescott Episode: "The Bone Scatterer"
K10C: Kids' Ten Commandments Seth
2003–2005 Joan of Arcadia Adam Rove
2005 Huff James Cullen Episodes: "Sweet Release", "Bethless", "Tapping the Squid"
2010 Weeds Ted Episodes: "Bliss", "Boomerang"
Criminal Minds Jimmy Barrett Series 6, Episode 2: "JJ"
Outlaw Tim Reed Series 1, Episode 8: "In Re: Tony Mejia"
2011 House Danny Episode: "Fall from Grace"
2012 Awake Kenneth Jones Episode 9: "Game Day"
Hawaii Five-0 Seth Tilton Season 3 - Episode 5: "Mohai (Offering)"
The Unknown Ian Webisode "Life Sentence"
Co-Op of the Damned Jamie Webisode "Zombie Love - Braaaaiinss"

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 The Tic Code Miles Caraday
2003 Freddy vs. Jason Charlie Linderman
2004 The Girl Next Door Eli Brooks
2005 Just Friends Mike Brander
2006 Alpha Dog Keith Stratten
American Gun David Huttenson
2007 Remember the Daze Felix
The Education of Charlie Banks Danny
Graduation Carl Jenkins
The Invisible Pete Egan
Black Hole (short film) Keith
2009 Life During Wartime Billy
Race to Witch Mountain Pope
Infestation Cooper Flynn
Fanboys Linus
Dear Roommate (short film) Jake
2010 Thule (short film) Amn. John 'Jack' Roberts
2011 The Rite Eddie
The Double Harrison
2013 Kilimanjaro Mitch
The Odd Way Home

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