Ross Marquand of The Walking Dead does celebrity impressions: hilarious?

You may know Ross Marquand as the boyishly handsome Aaron on The Walking Dead. Marquand, 34, did videos with Vanity Fair last month (which I am only just seeing now, they’re below and well worth watching) where he does uncanny celebrity impressions. His brief imitations, including Matthew McConaughey, Justin Timberlake, George Clooney, Kevin Spacey and Harrison Ford, were spot on and frustratingly brief. The video was “nanoimpressions” in which he does different celebrities in situational bits. My favorite was John Malkovich taking a sip of the wrong drink, that’s at about 1:00 into this video. It made me laugh so hard, as did Ewan McGregor bragging about smoking.

Anyway Marquand was on The Jimmy Kimmel show (that video is above) where he was asked to do a bunch of impressions of celebrity Oscar acceptance speeches. The result was just as entertaining as his Vanity Fair videos. His voices, mannerisms and expressions are incredible. He did Matthew McConaughey, John C. Reilly, Antonio Banderas, Christopher Walken, Kevin Spacey, Justin Timberlake (which was exceptional), Gary Busey, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine and Christian Bale. Spoiler: he did Christian Bale getting mad and it was the best!

This guy is a very solid character actor on The Walking Dead and now he’s definitely on my radar. Marquad had a scripted TV series on the Pop! Network in 2015 called Impress Me, which was written by Rainn Wilson. He played an impressionist, a profession with which he seems to have had prior experience. He’s also done voiceover work for cartoons, for Conan, and various guest appearances on TV shows. I’d definitely like to see more of him. I don’t know what happens to his character on Walking Dead, I didn’t read that far in the comics and their predictive value is questionable, but if Aaron gets killed off I hope that Marquand gets a starring role on another TV show. He’s a great actor and so easy on the eyes.

Here are Marquand’s impressions for Vanity Fair:

"The Walking Dead" Season Six Premiere

"The Walking Dead" Season Six Premiere

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  1. Guest058 says:

    He’s good. What he says and does during the impressions of each of them sounds like something they would Probably say in those situations

  2. Cc says:

    Wow, not only he gets the voices, mannerisms and expressions right, but he’s also hilarious.

  3. ichsi says:

    Oh wow! I don’t watch The Walking Dead (scared of zombies) so I had no idea who this guy is, but this was brilliant! His Michael Caine, John Malkovich and Kevin Spacey had me in stitches. Spot on!

    • Celebitchy says:

      He plays this good guy gay character. He’s a really solid character actor. He hasn’t been on much lately and I hope that changes. These were the best impressions I’ve ever seen!

      • vauvert says:

        OMG he is so good! I need to check what else he’s in (also not a fan of zombies). Loved everything, and he is a real cutie. More coverage of him, please!!

  4. Magpie says:

    He’s amazing. My favorite is jon hamm speaking spanish.

  5. Hudson Girl says:

    These are incredibly frustrating in that they are short and so good I didn’t want it to end. Loved them!

  6. Tiffany27 says:

    His Kevin Spacey was DEAD ON!!! LMAO!

  7. ab says:

    his patrick warburton voice made me lol!

  8. Lucy says:

    I’m laughing at work!!! Fantastic. He might give a speech of his own one day…

  9. Melody says:

    He looks like JT after a douchebroectomy.

  10. Sasha says:

    Incredible! I’m actually so fascinated by people who can mimic accents and do impressions of people.. some people just have that talent of catching minute facial expressions and mannerisms.. this guy can just totally inhabit a person! Amazing!

    I thought Malkovich, Spacey and McConaughey were the BEST.

  11. kri says:

    Erm, I thought it was Chris Martin for a sec.

  12. Dee Kay says:

    Crying with laughter. Thanks for bringing this into my life, Celebitchy. The Kevin Spacey one is esp funny b/c Spacey himself is an incredible mimic (see his Jack Nicholson).

  13. Madpoe says:

    OH MY god I love him more….lol….he’s impression of John Malkovich tho’! Spot on!
    I enjoyed Michael Caine and Ewan McGregor.

  14. Ashley says:

    Saw him on Jimmy Fallon,he is hilarious. He was so spot on with these impressions,wow!

  15. Esther says:

    His Spacey impression was crazy, even his face became Spacey.

  16. HeatherAnn says:

    Now I’m a little in love. He’s on TWD (and awesome and that) and an amazing mimic. How cool!

  17. Pants says:

    He’s been severely underutilized this season. I want more Aaron!

  18. KD says:

    The Spacey, the Pitt, and the Malkovich are so perfect. I love this guy. Saw him on Kimmel the other night so I’m stoked you found these. He’s awesome.

  19. I Choose Me says:

    His Kevin Spacey and Justin Timberlake were the standouts for me.