Ross Marquand

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Ross Marquand
Ross Marquand by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born (1981-08-22) August 22, 1981 (age 37)
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active2006–present

Ross Marquand (born (1981-08-22)August 22, 1981) is an American actor, comedian and celebrity impressionist from Denver, Colorado. He is known for portraying the role of Aaron on The Walking Dead. Marquand also portrays Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War.

Early life[edit]

Marquand was born in Fort Collins, Colorado. His initial foray into acting began at the age of nine when he played a small part in a church play. Soon thereafter, he joined the Boy Scouts of America (where he attained the rank of Eagle Scout) and began impersonating celebrities at campfire ceremonies.[citation needed]

While in attendance at the University of Colorado at Boulder,[citation needed] Marquand he starred in several productions including To Kill a Mockingbird, The Passion of Dracula, and The Cherry Orchard. He graduated with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Theatre Performance.[citation needed]


After college he moved to Los Angeles and quickly garnered attention in several film and television projects. He played a crooked cop with entertaining gusto in The Sabi Company's Down and Dangerous (2013).[1] Marquand portrayed screen legend Paul Newman on AMC's Mad Men.[2] Marquand is best known for the recurring role of Aaron on The Walking Dead,[3][4] the popular TV series' first gay male character.[5][6]

In April 2018, Marquand made his Marvel Cinematic debut as Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War, replacing Hugo Weaving as the latter actor had previously expressed reluctance in regards to reprising the role in Captain America: The First Avenger.[7]

An accomplished voiceover actor, Ross has lent his talents to productions such as Phineas and Ferb,[8] Conan, and video games like Battlefield Hardline. He is also known for impersonating a plethora of celebrities including Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Matthew McConaughey and over 50 others.[9][10] This expertise led to a starring and producing role on Pop TV's Impress Me, helmed by Ben Shelton and Rainn Wilson.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Love Sick Short film
2007 Saturday Night Special Aaron Nash Short film
2007 The Deadening Newscaster Short film
2008 There Will Be Bud Daniel Puffington
2008 Sex & Los Angeles Detective
2008 Kate Wakes Neighbor
2009 A Lonely Place for Dying Nikolai Dzerzhinsky Producer
2009 The Inappropriate Behavior of Our Alleged Loved Ones Eric
2010 Happily After Tristan
2010 Woodshop Gary
2010 Slings and Arrows Charley
2011 The Congregation John Christner
2012 Eden Max
2012 Sabbatical Short film
2012 Broken Roads David Warwick
2013 Down and Dangerous Henry Langlois
2013 Christmas Party Conversations: Part I Angry Young Dad Video Short
2013 The Program Michael Short film
2014 Amira & Sam Greg
2014 Camera Trap Jack
2015 Une Libération Jean
2015 Spare Change Mr. Hartman
2016 Sheep and Wolves Ziko Voice only
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Red Skull (Stonekeeper)


Year Title Role Notes
2006 LA Forensics FBI Agent Season 1, Episode 15: "Under the Rug"
2009 I <3 Vampires Siona's Publicist 5 episodes
2012 The Flipside Actor Season 1, Episode 4: "Second Chance"
2013 Mad Men Paul Newman Guest role; Season 6, Episode 5: "The Flood"
2013–14 Conan Christopher Walken / James Gandolfini Voice
2014 Phineas and Ferb Han Solo Voice; episode: "Star Wars"
2015 Impress Me Ross Marvin Lead role
2015–present The Walking Dead Aaron 37 episodes
Recurring (season 5)
Also Starring (seasons 6–7)
Starring (season 8–present)
2015–17 Talking Dead Himself 2 Episodes
2016 Deadbeat Hugh Janus Season 3, Episode 8: "The Duchess of Stourbridge"
2017 Brockmire Brockmire's Father Season 1, Episode 6: "Road Trip"
2017 The Last Tycoon Prince of Wales 2 Episodes
2018 Robot Chicken Han Solo / Jack Reacher / Hunter Voice role; episode: "Mr. Mozzarella's Hamburger Skateboard Depot"

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role Notes
2015 Battlefield Hardline Actor
2016 Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine Han Solo

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2013 Maverick Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor[11] Down and Dangerous Nominated
2015 Best Actor[12] Une Libération Nominated


  1. ^ "Down and Dangerous: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  2. ^ "The Walking Dead Q&A – Ross Marquand (Aaron)". AMC. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ Ross, Dalton (July 7, 2016). "'The Walking Dead': Ross Marquand promises 'brutal, insane' season 7 premiere". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  4. ^ Keaney, Quinn (August 11, 2016). "The Walking Dead's Ross Marquand Confirms All of Our Worst Fears About Season 7". San Francisco, California: Popsugar Inc. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "Actor Ross Marquand talks about playing a gay character on Walking dead and his thoughts on dating and marriage". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  6. ^ Ross, Dalton (February 22, 2015). "'Walking Dead' star Ross Marquand talks about the show's first gay male relationship". Entertainment Weekly. New York City: Meredith Corporation. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  7. ^ Pritchard, Tom (April 26, 2018). "Avengers: Infinity War Recast a Character, and You Probably Didn't Even Notice". Gizmodo. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Knight, James (14 March 2015). "'Walking Dead' Gay Aaron Ross Marquand New Pop Show 'Impress Me:' Han Solo Actor Does 'Breaking Bad' Jesse Pinkman Impression". Classicalite. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  9. ^ "More Dead-On Celebrity Impressions by Ross Marquand". Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  10. ^ "Ross Marquand Does Celebrity Impersonations". Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  11. ^ "2013". MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS: Where moviemakers honor moviemakers from all over the world!. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  12. ^ "2015". MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS: Where moviemakers honor moviemakers from all over the world!. Retrieved 1 November 2016.

1. IMDb Biography (February 2010). Ross Marquand

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