|Born||July 1, 1964|
|Died||July 19, 2014
Austin, Texas, United States
|Known for||El Mariachi|
He was best known for his debut film role as the drug lord Moco (Spanish for "booger") in Robert Rodriguez's 1992 action film El Mariachi. He landed the role following a chance encounter with Rodriguez at a research facility, where both men were volunteering as test subjects for cholesterol-lowering medication. Rodriguez cast Marquardt in the Spanish-language El Mariachi despite the fact that Marquardt did not speak Spanish.
Marquardt reprised the role of Moco for a flashback sequence in Rodriguez's next film, Desperado. He later appeared in Rodriguez's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and starred in the 2011 horror-thriller The Shadow People.
Outside of film acting, Marquardt was an associate producer on several video games for Ion Storm, including Deus Ex and Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom. He also co-produced Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3.
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