Member of the Jackson family who performed with The Jackson 5 as a child alongside Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Michael Jackson and Jackie Jackson.
He began performing in what would become The Jackson 5 as a percussionist.
He released his only solo album, Baby Tonight, in 1987.
He married Carol Ann Parker; the couple has three children named Valencia, Brittny, and Marlon, Jr.
He co-wrote the song "Come Alive It's Saturday Night" for his sister Rebbie Jackson's 1984 debut album Centipede.