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Chris Marquette, 2008
|Born||Christopher George Rodriguez
October 3, 1984
Stuart, Florida, U.S.
Marquette was born Christopher George Rodriguez in Stuart, Florida, the son of Patricia Helen "Tisha" (née Marquette) and Jorge Luis "George" Rodriguez, a nuclear engineer. Marquette has two younger brothers, actors Sean and Eric 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.
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. In 2004, he starred in 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.
|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|
|2001–2003||The Mummy: The Animated Series||Alex O'Connell||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"|
|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|
|The Invisible||Pete Egan|
|Black Hole (short film)||Keith|
|2009||Life During Wartime||Billy|
|Race to Witch Mountain||Pope|
|Dear Roommate (short film)||Jake|
|2010||Thule (short film)||Amn. John 'Jack' Roberts|
|10 Rules for Sleeping Around||Ben Roberts|
|The Odd Way Home||Duncan|
|2015||Broken Horses||Buddy Heckum|
- Chris Marquette profile, filmreference.com; accessed March 7, 2015.
- Chris Marquette at the Internet Movie Database
- Chris Marquette on Twitter
- Amy (23 March 2004). "PG Interview: Joan of Arcadia’s Christopher Marquette". popgurls.com. Retrieved 20 May 2006.