Ross Marquand

American actor

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Ross Marquand
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Marquand at GalaxyCon Louisville in 2019
Roscoe Wayne Marquand

(1981-08-22) August 22, 1981 (age 40)
EducationUniversity of Colorado Boulder
Years active2006–present

Roscoe Wayne Marquand (born August 22, 1981) is an American actor. He has played Aaron on the television series The Walking Dead since 2015, Red Skull and Ultron in various projects connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and has voiced numerous characters on the streaming television series Invincible (2021).

Early life

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.[1]

While in attendance at the University of Colorado at Boulder,[1] Marquand 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.


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).[2] Marquand portrayed screen legend Paul Newman on AMC's Mad Men.[3] Marquand is best known for the recurring role of Aaron on The Walking Dead,[4][5] the popular TV series' first gay male character.[6][7]

Since 2018, he portrayed/voiced characters in the MCU: Red Skull in the films Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), as well as Ultron in the virtual reality experience Avengers: Damage Control (2019), replacing Hugo Weaving and James Spader.[8] Marquand voiced both characters in the television series What If...? (2021).[9]

An accomplished voiceover actor, Ross has lent his talents to productions such as Phineas and Ferb,[10] Conan, and video games like Battlefield Hardline. He is also known for impersonating a plethora of celebrities including Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Matthew McConaughey and over 50 others.[11][12] This expertise led to a starring and producing role on Pop TV's Impress Me, helmed by Ben Shelton and Rainn Wilson.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Love Sick Short film
2007 Saturday Night Special Aaron Nash Short film
The Deadening Newscaster Short film
2008 There Will Be Bud Daniel Puffington Short film, also executive producer
Sex & Los Angeles Detective
Kate Wakes Neighbor
2009 A Lonely Place for Dying Nikolai Dzerzhinsky Also producer
The Inappropriate Behavior of Our Alleged Loved Ones Eric
2010 Happily After Tristan
Woodshop Gary
Slings and Arrows Charley
2011 The Congregation John Christner
2012 Eden Max
Sabbatical Short film
Broken Roads David Warwick
2013 Down and Dangerous Henry Langlois
Christmas Party Conversations: Part I Angry Young Dad Video short
The Program Michael Short film
2014 Amira & Sam Greg
Camera Trap Jack
2015 Une Libération Jean
Spare Change Mr. Hartman
2016 Sheep and Wolves Ziko Voice role
2018 Avengers: Infinity War Red Skull (Stonekeeper)
2019 Avengers: Endgame


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 Episode: "Second Chance"
2013 Mad Men Paul Newman Episode: "The Flood"
2013–2014 Conan Christopher Walken, James Gandolfini Voice role
2014 Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars Han Solo Voice role
2015 Impress Me Ross Marvin Lead role, also producer
2015–present The Walking Dead Aaron Recurring (season 5)
Also starring (seasons 6–7)
Main cast (season 8–present)
2016 Deadbeat Hugh Janus Episode: "The Duchess of Stourbridge"
2017 Brockmire Brockmire's Father Episode: "Road Trip"
The Last Tycoon Prince of Wales 2 episodes
2018 Robot Chicken Han Solo, Jack Reacher, various Voice role; episode: "Mr. Mozzarella's Hamburger Skateboard Depot"
2021–present Invincible Immortal, Rudy Jones, various Voice role; recurring role
2021 What If...? Johann Schmidt / Red Skull, Ultron, Sub-Ultron Sentries Voice role; 3 episodes

Video games

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

Theme parks

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Avengers: Damage Control Ultron
2022 Avengers: Quantum Encounter


Year Title Voice role Notes
2020 Blockbuster James Cameron

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2013 Maverick Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor: Feature Down and Dangerous Nominated [13]
2015 Maverick Movie Awards Best Actor: Short Une Libération Nominated [14]


  1. ^ a b "'The Walking Dead': 5 things you didn't know about Ross Marquand". Retrieved 2021-03-21.
  2. ^ "Down and Dangerous: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  3. ^ "The Walking Dead Q&A – Ross Marquand (Aaron)". AMC. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Actor Ross Marquand talks about playing a gay character on Walking dead and his thoughts on dating and marriage". Retrieved 4 October 2016.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Pritchard, Tom (April 26, 2018). "Avengers: Infinity War Recast a Character, and You Probably Didn't Even Notice". Gizmodo. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  9. ^ Donohoo, Timothy (September 29, 2021). "Who Voices Ultron in Marvel's What If?". Comic Book Resources. Archived from the original on September 30, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ "More Dead-On Celebrity Impressions by Ross Marquand". Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  12. ^ "Ross Marquand Does Celebrity Impersonations". Archived from the original on 2021-12-15. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  13. ^ "2013". MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS: Where moviemakers honor moviemakers from all over the world!. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  14. ^ "2015". MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS: Where moviemakers honor moviemakers from all over the world!. Retrieved 1 November 2016.

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