Marco Sanchez

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Marco Sanchez

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1/9/1970, Los Angeles

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Marco was born January 09, 1970 in Los Angeles and raised in Palm Dersert. In 1988 when he was 18, he attended school at the School of Theater, Film, and Television at UCLA. In 1990 he landed a reoccurring role on Knots Landing. In 1992 Marco graduated with…more

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    • Marco: (on doing his own stunts.) Yes. I won't flip a car or jump it over a bridge, but when it comes to fight scenes, they don't really require things that I'm unable to do. If I'm in danger, then of course my stunt double will do, but most of the fight scenes are pretty much choreography, and once you get it down, it's pretty easy to execute safely.

    • Marco: (on if he has his own website.) Not of my own, although there are more than a few sites that keep track of my work. I was very surprised about a year and a half ago when I punched my name into a search engine and saw all these web sites. I had no idea anyone was paying attention to what I was doing. And I was very flattered. I have e-mailed a couple of the people responsible for those sites, thanking them.

    • Marco: (on if he would work behind the camera) Very much so. I'm not ready to do that at this point, but I do have some ideas that I'd like to develop in the future. I think producing, writing and directing are all things that I have every intention of looking into.

    • Marco: (on the person he'd love to work with) Hmmm. Mira Sorvino. I think she is very interesting. She's a very strong actor, and I find her very compelling. I have to finish watching anything that happens to be on cable that has her in it.

    • Marco: (on his mentor) I have many. I could list them but I don't think anyone out there would be familiar with them. They are friends and family that have been a part of my life.

    • Marco: (on how he feels about helping the younger generation better themselves and if he agrees with Chuck Norris on this issue) Yes, I think education is something that is a very important issue to me. I'm the youngest of four and none of my siblings nor my parents went to college. They came from Cuba in the early sixties. So I didn't have anyone to look for as an example in that sense. And I know that that period in a young life is frightening especially if you don't have someone to look to as an example. That is why educational programs that reach out to kids such as I was, are very important. But by the same token I'm very leery about being regarded as any sort of role model. My desire to be an actor stems from my desire to act, not my desire to tell anybody how to live their lives.

    • Marco: (on his fight scenes) We have a fight coordinator that pretty much orchestrates the whole thing. But it's one thing to have an idea in your mind, and it's another thing to try and implement it. So when we're all there together trying to get the scene shot, everybody collaborates as much as possible. And a good idea is a good idea and gets used regardless of who it comes from.

    • Marco: (on what he could write about happening to Carlos [his character from Walker, Texas Ranger and Sons of Thunder]) LOL! I want to see him meet a girl! I want to see how he handles himself in a romantic relationship. I think that's something we haven't seen yet with his character.

    • Marco: (on the fanfiction written by fans about his characters) I've heard about it but I haven't had a chance to read any of it, so I really can't comment. But I appreciate the enthusiasm of the fans that write it.

    • Marco: (on what's demanding of a weekly series) Taking care of yourself actually, eating right and getting enough rest. If you're not taking care of yourself, that really shows on camera. If your eyes are dead, so is your performance.

    • Marco: (on keeping in touch with the guys from SeaQuest) That was one of hte best things to come out of SeaQuest, lifelong friends that I met there. I made an independent film with Michael and Peter DeLuise, and speak with them quite often. As I mentioned I saw Ted Raimi two day ago. Ed Kerr just left my apartment ten minutes ago. He and I went on a hike this afternoon. And Don Franklin left a message on my machine today that he was in Hawaii and looked forward to catching up when he got back.

    • Marco: (on how he got started acting) It was something I've always wanted to, even since elementary school, and something I began pursuing in junior high and high school. And when I went to UCLA I majored in theater, and by my sophmore year I was pursuing agents, and got one, and got my first job in Knots Landing. And that turned into a recurring role, and it's pretty much been a roller coaster ride since then. Many ups and downs.

    • Marco: (on how he liked living and working in Dallas/Ft.Worth) Yes I do prefer LA. But Dallas, Ft. Worth has impressed me. There is a lot more to it than I had anticipated. Culturally, and I've met some really nice people out there. So I've had a good time although I still miss home.

    • Marco: (on which charcter he's played that stands out the most) Thank you very much for that compliment, it means a lot to me. This sort of work is different from my past work in that this show is much heavier on action. And it places a different set of requirements on you. So I'm learning a lot about doing action work. I did a TV movie about six years ago, called Gunsmoke, The Long Ride. That was a very satisfying role for me. I played a character who starts bad and gets hurt and gets his leg cut off, and redeems himself by the end of the story. It was fun because it was a western and I enjoy doing period pieces. And lastly, that was my first trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico, a place I quickly fell in love with and have visited many times since.

    • Marco: (on the transition from Walker, Texas Ranger to Sons of Thunder) Very easy. I play the same character. I work with the same people, crew wise. The only thing that was difficult was having to work more hours. I went from being a co-star on Walker to being one of the leads on Sons of Thunder, so it requires a lot more from me, the days are longer. But all the same, I'm having a great time, enjoying myself a lot.

    • Marco: (when asked how much of Carlos [Marco's character on Walker, Texas Ranger and Sons of Thunder] was a part of him.) Almost all. I think this character is good natured but can be tempermental sometimes. He has a dry sense of humor as I do. I've never actually fired a handgun, though. I think this character's heart is in the right place but sometimes he makes some impulsive decision that gets him in trouble. The way I express myself is pretty much the way I express myself when I'm on camera.

    • Marco: (on what he likes doing and being busy) Lately I've been very busy and I haven't had time to do a lot of things that I enjoy doing. It's been hard to find time to just read. In Dallas, there is not much hiking to be done. It's flat. There are many things I enjoy doing, none of which I have time for these days.

    • Marco: (on the role he'd like to play) Yeah. Lately I've been interested in the life of Che Guevara. Not because I'm a fan of his, obviously my parents are anti-communist and fled to the United States, but I think he was interesting because he was a young man who thought he was changing the world for the better. And went about it in some ruthless ways. And those contradictions are very attractive to an actor. And I also want to have a better understanding of that period of time, and of the circumstances that brought my family to this country.

    • Marco: (on who's helped him the most.) Hmm. My parents. They've given me a lot of support when I've needed it, both moral as well as financial. They put me thru college and they've been there thru some pretty tough times.

    • Marco: (on how he compares to 'Carlos Sandoval') I personally am a little less serious than he is. Carlos is somebody who is a very noble rogue. He got into the police force because he wanted to fix the world. He had some bad things happen in his family life. I, on the other hand, am a gypsy, which is why I became an actor. I don't think I'm qualified to fix anything. I simply observe and comment on it.

    • Marco: (on being in the spotlight) I'm always flattered to hear that people enjoy my work. However, sometimes it can be difficult. I went to New Orleans with my girlfriend a few months ago, and we were having lunch. And one person came up, and then another came up. And then people were taking pictures of me. And meanwhile, we weren't able to have our meal, we weren't able to have a conversation. And so I'm sure how you can see how that would be difficult, marrying a desire to spend time with your girlfriend and enjoy your vacation, with your appreciation for fans that enjoy your work.

    • Marco: (on if he has his own website.) Not of my own, although there are more than a few sites that keep track of my work. I was very surprised about a year and a half ago when I punched my name into a search engine and saw all these web sites. I had no idea anyone was paying attention to what I was doing. And I was very flattered. I have e-mailed a couple of the people responsible for those sites, thanking them.

    • Marco: My desire to be an actor stems from my desire to act, not my desire to tell anybody how to live their lives.

    • Marco: I delivered flowers [while in High School], which was kind of nice - people were always happy to see me.

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