More Chris Marquette Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Freddy Vs. Jason)Christopher George Marquette, the eldest of three boys, began modeling at the age of four in Dallas, and worked in commercials and industrial films throughout Texas. At the age of eight, following his family's move to New York, he made his screen acting debut in the feature film, Sweet Nothings, playing the son of Mira Sorvino. He performed on the Broadway stage as Tiny Tim, in A Christmas Carol and in the drama, An Inspector Calls.
Marquette has built a strong television following by playing Tony Danza's son; being a series regular on ABC's, Alien 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.
Marquette took 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 child jazz piano prodigy who suffers from Tourette's Syndrome. His work earned him The Best Child Actor award in Italy when the film screened at the Giffoni Film Festival.
Marquette also does voice-over work on such animated series as, Kids from Room 402, Lloyd in Space, and The Mummy, currently airing on the WB Network.
He has guest starred as on E.R. and did two guest-star appearances on two different stories of Touched by an Angel, for CBS. He continues to be a recurring guest star as Marc, the son of Rosa Blasi in Lifetime's episodic, Strong Medicine. He has also guest starred on FOX's, Boston Public and FOX went on to cast him as a series regular as Dana Delaney's son in Pasadena.
Marquette no sooner completed this film, when he was cast as Eli, one of the leads in NewRegency/20th Century Fox film The Girl Next Door with Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert, directed by Luke Greenfield. This season, Chris was cast in the NBC pilot, The Ripples, also starring Adam Arkin and Diane Farr as his parents. He will play Ed, their adolescent son, who never ages. This is a story about a family that was irradated 4,000 years ago by a falling meteor, with weird results.
Marquette feels he has truly been blessed with numerous opportunities within the entertainment industry. As a result, he has donated time to the Sunshine Foundation, the Cancer Society, and Pediatrics AIDS.
Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Freddy Vs. Jason" (23-Aug-2003)