Marquette has built a strong television following by playing Tony Danza's son; being a series regular on ABC's Aliens in the Family; and guest-starring on such shows
as Beverly Hills, 90210 and Law & Order. He has also made appearances on the American Teachers Awards, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and Saturday Night Live.
The young actor got a crash course in piano playing for his starring role in the feature film The Tic Code (with Polly Draper and Gregory Hines), in which he portrayed a jazz piano prodigy who suffers from Tourette's syndrome. His performance earned him a Best Child Actor award from Italy's Giffoni Film Festival.
He has guest-starred on ER and twice on two very different episodes of CBS' Touched by an Angel. His guest appearance on Fox's Boston Public led to the network's casting him as a series regular on Pasadena, playing Dana Delaney's son. He also landed the recurring role of Rosa Blasi's son on Lifetime's episodic Strong Medicine. Series regular work followed in the popular Joan of Arcadia, in which he starred as Adam Rove, the friend and love interest of Joan (Amber Tamblyn).
He continued to rack up feature-film roles with New Line's Freddy vs. Jason, starring as Linderman (alongside Jason Ritter and Robert Englund), and 20th Century Fox's The Girl Next Door, starring opposite Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert for director Luke Greenfield. He starred in American Gun, which was a highlight at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival. Additional feature film credits include the indie Graduation.
Upcoming for Marquette is the Disney/Spyglass thriller The Invisible, starring opposite Justin Chatwin and Margarita Levieva for director David S. Goyer; Fanboys, produced by Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions; and a leading role in Fred Durst's The Education of Charlie Banks.
Marquette donates his time to the Sunshine Foundation, the Cancer Society, Special Olympics and Pediatrics AIDS volunteer work.
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Chris Marquette Facts
|Birth Name||Christopher George Marquette|
|Birthday||October 3, 1984 (34)|
|Birthplace||Stewart, Florida, USA|
|The Girl Next Door (2004)|
|Freddy vs. Jason (2003)|
|Joan of Arcadia (2003) as Adam Rove (breakthrough)|
|Dog Run (2001)|
|The Mummy (2001)|
|The Tic Code (1998)|