Chris Marquette (born October 3, 1984) is an American film and television actor.
Marquette was born Christopher George Rodríguez 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 Eric Marquette and Sean 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 SNL / season 21 episode 4. The 11 year old Marquette played a trick or treater in the opening halloween sketch. He forgets his line and whispers Damn under his breath, before Norm Macdonald helps him out. In 2000, he appeared in the Disney Channel movie Up, Up and Away.
In 2004, he starred alongside actors Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert in the coming-of-age teen comedy 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.