“Billy has universal appeal,” raved Janice Dickinson during season one of her hit show. “I’ll put in Tom Cruise, I’ll put in Colin Farrell, I’ll put in Mark Wahlberg. He is all of these wrapped up in one.”
Here, Marquart shares his most frequented L.A. haunts and a few other juicy tidbits about himself.
Restaurant: Arnie Morton’s Steakhouse (435 S. La Cienega Blvd.,?Los Angeles)
Club: Area (643 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles)
Music venue: The Opera House (135 N. Grand Ave.,?Los Angeles)
Bar: O’Hara’s (1000 Gayley Ave., Westwood)
Movie theater: Fox Theater (961 Broxton Ave., Westwood)
Neighborhood: I would love to have a house in Pacific Palisades.
Comedy venue: The Laugh Factory (8001 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood)
Book: Culture Warrior by Bill O’Reilly
Place to shop: Nike Town (9560 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills)
What are your hobbies? Anything that involves being active. L.A. is great at offering that. I like to go to USC’s track and do speed workouts.
What is your favorite thing about L.A.? L.A. offers so many opportunities. You meet people from all over the world here, and the weather is nearly perfect. I’m glad I didn’t grow up here, but I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else right now.
Look for Billy Marquart in Abercrombie & Fitch’s Summer 2008 print campaign.