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Comic Con Cape Town Guest Spotlight – Ross Marquand

Comic Con Cape Town is set to make its big debut this year at CTICC 2 and attendees in the Western Cape will finally be able to attend the annual event. An extension of Comic Con Africa in South Africa, Comic Con Cape Town promises to have just as much activities, guests and awesome art crammed into the show than the regular event. On that note, fans can definitely look forward to seeing some of their favourite celebrities on stage. To kick things off, we’re putting a spotlight on one of those celebrity guests: The Walking Dead star Ross Marquand.

Ross Marquand is one of a handful of international celebrity guests attending Comic Con Cape Town this year. Marquand will be joined by actresses like The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s Tati Gabrielle and The Vampire DiariesKat Graham. Let’s take a closer look at Ross Marquand, his upbringing and his journey so far in the movie and television world.

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Ross Marquand Comic Con Cape Town Guest Spotlight The Walking Dead

Roscoe Wayne Marquand was born on 22 August 1981 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He started acting at the young age of nine when he played a small part in a church play. Despite showing interest in acting from a very early age, Marquand would first enlist in the Boy Scouts of America and obtain the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement or rank attained in the BSA.

During campfire ceremonies at the BSA, Marquand would lighten the mood and spirits of other Boy Scouts by impersonating celebrities. Turns out he was pretty good at it and it seemed in his nature to pursue acting as a career. He would go on to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder to gain a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) in Theatre Performance. Around this time, he starred in several productions such as To Kill a Mockingbird, The Passion of Dracula and The Cherry Orchard.

Ross Marquand Comic Con Cape Town Guest Spotlight The Walking Dead

After attending college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career in the movies and television. He first starred in a Romanian short film called Love Sick in 2006 and bounced between roles in other short films and brief television appearances for a few years until he landed his first big role in the 2013 crime thriller, Down and Dangerous, where he played crooked cop Henry Langlois.

In the same year, Marquand would portray legendary actor Paul Newman in an episode of AMC’s Mad Men. Fun fact, he also voiced Han Solo in a Phineas and Ferb crossover special with Star Wars. He would later voice Han Solo again in an episode of Robot Chicken as well as in the video game, Star Wars: Trials on Tatooine. You may also recognise him doing additional voice work in EA DICE’s Battlefield Hardline.

Ross Marquand Comic Con Cape Town Guest Spotlight The Walking Dead

In 2015, Marquand would score a career-defining role as Aaron on AMC’s massively popular zombie horror TV series, The Walking Dead. Marquand’s performance was applauded as he portrayed the series’ first gay male character. He would later appear as Red Skull in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as well as voice an alternate version of Ultron in Marvel’s What If…?.

Ross Marquand – Where Have You Seen Him Before?

  • Love Sick (Movie)
  • I <3 Vampires (TV Series) as Siona’s Publicist
  • A Lonely Place for Dying (Movie) as Nikolai Dzerzhinsky
  • Woodshop (Movie) as Gary
  • Slings and Arrows (TV Series) as Charley
  • Eden (Movie) as Max
  • Mad Men (TV Series) as Paul Newman
  • Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (TV Series) as Han Solo
  • The Walking Dead (TV Series) as Aaron
  • Deadbeat (TV Series) as Hugh Janus
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Movie) as Red Skull
  • Avengers: Endgame (Movie) as Red Skull
  • Invincible (TV Series) as Immortal / Rudy Connors
  • Marvel’s What If…? (TV Series) as Infinity Ultron / Red Skull

Comic Con Cape Town will take place from 27 to 30 April 2023 at CTICC 2. Doors open from 09:00 to 18:00 daily. Make sure you secure your tickets on Howler.

Editor-in-Chief of Nexus Hub, writer at GLITCHED. Former writer at The Gaming Report and All Otaku Online. RPG addict that has wonderful nightmares of Bloodborne 2.

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