Joselito Perez Marquez, better known as Joey Marquez, is a Filipino actor, comedian, politician and former professional basketball player in the Philippine Basketball Association. He was born to the late film director Artemio Marquez, Sr. and Teresita Esguera Perez. His siblings include Via Marquez Hoffman and Melanie Marquez. He was city mayor of Parañaque, Philippines from 1995 to 2004, and ran but lost the congressional race in May 2004. Marquez ran again as mayor of Parañaque in the 2010 elections, but lost to the city's incumbent mayor. He is retired from politics and is focused on his TV and movie projects. He is a contract artist of ABS-CBN and GMA Network. Before embarking on a career as an actor-comedian, Marquez played for Presto Fun Drinks, later known as the Great Taste Coffee Makers, from 1981 to 1983 before moving to Gilbey's Gin, which would later be popularly known as Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, under legendary playing-coach Robert Jaworski beginning the 1984 season. He played briefly for Hills Brothers Coffee/Alaska in 1987 before leaving the game for good to become a full-time actor.
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