Dapper has recently landed the role of Troy in the movie Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (sequel to Allan Brocka’s Eating Out), about a gay guy who’s just broken up with his “outta my league” boyfriend and is pursuing sexy, sexually confused artist’s model Troy by pretending to be an ex-gay.
Dapper was first discovered by scouts for NBC and appearing on Meet My Folks. He didn’t really get into acting until high school.
Prior to getting the role, Dapper was a UPS driver and was also going to a junior college at the same time doing theatre and some plays. Acting is what he always wanted to do, but he just never took it seriously. His family are all laborers, so he thought it just wasn’t in the cards for him.
Not so long ago, Dapper used to think all gays are always hitting on him.
“I guess you could call me a homophobe back then,” Marco remembers of the time not so long ago when he arrived in L.A. “I was the kinda guy who if a gay guy came and talked to me I’d be like, ‘What is he doing? Is he hitting on me?’ It was fear of the unknown. This movie was like a whole 180. I just realized, ‘Not all of them are hitting on me.’”
“Now my whole perspective is just totally changed. I’m more easy-going now. It’s the kind of thing where I think most guys like me need to go through something like that where there’s a bunch of people, a crew, and you can talk to them and hear stories and you realize…we’re not really that different. It’s an experience every guy, especially if you don’t have any homosexual friends, should go through.”
Dapper loves to cook and work out at the gym. He’s also into music. He listens to Rock, Reggae and Rap.